Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University is a selective, independent Lutheran institution in Valparaiso, Indiana, an hour’s drive from Chicago.

Founded in 1859, Valpo 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.

Academic Programs and Assets

  • More than 70 majors offered in five undergraduate colleges
  • Graduate school offering more than 40 master’s and two doctorate degrees
  • Law School
  • Valpo Core intensive seminar for first-year students
  • Valpo Study Centers in England, Germany, Costa Rica, and China
  • 17 international programs in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America

Graduate Success

  • 94.7% of graduates are employed or engaged in graduate education within six months of graduating
  • 85% of pre-med students (and 100% of those from Christ College) are admitted to medical school
  • 50% of Valpo alumni hold at least one graduate degree
  • Alumni network numbers nearly 60,000

Athletics and Student Life

  • Nine men’s and 10 women’s NCAA Division I varsity sports teams
  • Mascot: Crusader
  • School Colors: brown and gold
  • 100+ co-curricular organizations
  • Nine fraternities, six sororities
  • 61% of students live on campus
  • Hundreds of students participate annually in concerts, plays, and exhibitions, with access to state-of-the-art performance facilities
  • Students combine perform more than 220,000 hours of community outreach and service-learning annually
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