Kretzmann Hall, 1700 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-464-5011
About Valparaiso University
  • Year of Foundation 1859
  • Size of Campus 320 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Lutheran
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,964
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52% 48% 60%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $27,360
  • Room and Board $7,960
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 2,823
The mission, vision and core values, which were adopted by the Board of Directors in July 2009, will help the University prepare for its next strategic plan. That process is now under way, with large-scale task forces of the Strategic Planning Committee working to develop a set of goals and objectives that will enhance the compelling educational experience at Valpo, ensure future success for the campus and community, and advance the University as a place of belonging. These are exciting times in the life of Valparaiso University. I look forward to sharing more information with you as we continue to determine the future of this great institution.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 9
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 7
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Martin Luther King Jr Day, Homecoming Weekend, Siblings Weekend, JazzFest, Songfest, Battle of the Bands, International Dinners, Christ College Debates, Advent Vespers, Christ College Freshman Production
  • Number of students in fraternities 9
  • Percent students who are frat members 26%
  • Number of honor societies National Honor Societies: Alpha Lamba Delta - freshman honor society, Phi Beta Kappa - national senior honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta - premedical/predental honor society, Alpha Sigma Lambda - continuing higher education honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 6
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Chapel Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowhip, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Muslim Student Association, Christian Activities Board, St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Student Center, Soul Purpose, Gospel Choir, Campus C
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 21%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Association, Black Student Organization, Latinos in Valparaiso for Excellence, Valparaiso International Student Association
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Chicago (60), Chicago (70)
  • Distance to nearest train Chicago (60)
  • Distance to nearest bus N/A
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 5%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 64%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 2%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 11
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (68%), women's dorms (19%), fraternity housing (7%), apartment for single students (5%), other housing options (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 92%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,362,598
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 300
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Museums Art museum, Doppler Radar facility, Weather Center, Virtual Nursing Learning Center, Center for the Arts, Chapel of the Resurrection, planetarium, observatory, audiovisual and language labs, Athletics Recreation Center, Kallay-Christopher Center, Scientifi
  • Number Of Subscriptions 25,463
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 400
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Microforms 1,228,160
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,100
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 4,200
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help writing, study skills
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,212
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 200
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year 68%
  • Student Employment Federal
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,000
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Caterpillar; Thrivent Financial; Epic Systems Corp.; Walgreens; Chase Bank; Emerson Power Transmission; U. of Chicago Hospitals
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 40%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
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