Valparaiso University

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world rank  1186

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Established in 1859, Valparaiso University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Valparaíso (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Indiana. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Valparaiso University (VU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Lutheran religion. Valparaiso University (VU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 161 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym VU
Founded 1859
Motto In Tua Luce Videmus Lucem
In Thy Light We See Light
Colours Brown and gold

University Location

Address US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaíso (population range: 10,000-49,999)
46383 Indiana
United States
T +1 (219) 464 5000
F +1 (219) 464 5381

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Duesenberg Welcome Center, 1620 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso 46383-6493
+1 (219) 464 5011
888 468 2576

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Lutheran Christian-Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church in America -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Valparaiso University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • American Bar Association ABA-Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Indiana Department of Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • The Council on Social Work Education
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Midwestern Undergraduate Private Engineering Colleges (MUPEC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Council on Education
  • American School of Classical Studies in Athens
  • American Schools of Oriental Research
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • New American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
  • Center for Research Libraries
  • Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology
  • Lutheran Education Association
  • Association of Governing Boards
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

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