About Valparaiso University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Valparaiso University cost?

Valparaiso University Cost of Attendance
In-state $37,450
Out-of-state $37,450
On-Campus Room and Board $10,920
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,900
Average Annual Cost $22,626
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Valparaiso University Financial Aid and Debt

72%

Students paying down their debt

$27,000

Typical Total Student Debt

$277

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 99% $23,580
Federal Grants 31% $5,712
Pell grants 31% $4,467
Other federal grants 30% $1,167
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 14% $5,989
Institutional grants or scholarships 99% $22,774
Student loan aid 59% $7,485
Federal student loans 58% $7,208
Other student loans 6% $14,328

Valparaiso University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

Over 500,000 high school students are earning no-essay college scholarships for their grades, activities, and other achievements.

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Play a sport 127 Up to $600
Take a foreign language class 141 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 241 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 262 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 234 Up to $1,000
Attend a summer program 108 Up to $4,500
Do community service 236 Up to $75
Have work experience 106 Up to $4,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Valparaiso University Admissions

What is Valparaiso University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA 3.72
SAT Submissions 42% of applicants
SAT Reading 500-600
SAT Math 490-600
SAT Writing 480-590
ACT Submissions 77% of applicants
Composite Score 23-29

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Valparaiso University Campus Life

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

260

Forbes Ranking

54%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

66%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 3426
Living on campus
Transfer Students 21%
Under Age 25 54%
Gender Balance
Women
53%
Men
47%

Student Diversity

49%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
70.78%
Unknown
12.78%
Hispanic or Latino
7.97%
Black or African American
5.98%
Asian
2.28%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.18%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.03%

Valparaiso University Graduation Success

82%

First Year Student Retention

54%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$49,000

Average Salary After Graduation

About Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University is a selective, independent Lutheran institution in Valparaiso, Indiana, an hour’s drive from Chicago. Founded in 1859, Valparaiso University offers a thorough grounding in the liberal arts as well as professional training and graduate study, helping students find their own paths to lifelong personal, spiritual, and professional growth.

Address

US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso, IN

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify