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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN
#5

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Valparaiso University, located in Valparaiso, Indiana, is a private institution founded in 1859. An independent Lutheran university, Valparaiso belongs to a small group of institutions of higher education characterized by integration of liberal arts and professional studies. Situated jus an hour from Chicago, students can enjoy a vibrant culture of restaurants, nightclubs, shopping and museums.

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Quick Facts


Kretzmann Hall, 1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

2014-2015 Tuition

$34,760 Tuition and Fees

Students

3251 undergraduate students
48% male / 52% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
79.7% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1859

Programs Offered

associate degree, terminal associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Science Teacher Education, Biology Teacher Education, Chemistry Teacher Education, Drama and Dance Teacher Education, French Language Teacher Education, German Language Teacher Education, History Teacher Education, Physics Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Geography Teacher Education, Psychology Teacher Education, Civil Engineering, General, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Environmental Science, International/Global Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Theology/Theological Studies, Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Social Work, Social Sciences, General, Criminology, Economics, General, International Economics, Economics, Other, Geography, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Keyboard Instruments, Voice and Opera, Music, Other, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Actuarial Science, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Communication and Media Studies, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Special Education and Teaching, General, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, Engineering, General, Civil Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Other, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Hebrew Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Adult Development and Aging, Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General, Legal Professions and Studies, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Statistics, Other, Air Force JROTC/ROTC, Army JROTC/ROTC, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, International/Global Studies, Human Biology, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other, Philosophy, Theology/Theological Studies, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Administration, Social Work, Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other, Economics, General, Geography, Geographic Information Science and Cartography, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, American/United States Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, European Studies/Civilization, American Indian/Native American Studies, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, Acting, Directing and Theatrical Production, Musical Theatre, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, Business Administration and Management, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Actuarial Science, History, General, Mass Communication/Media Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Public Relations/Image Management

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 3,251
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,118
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 91
Percent of male undergraduates: 48%
Percent of female undergraduates: 52%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, international students, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 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)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: football
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 0 0
Burglary 12 3 2
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 0 0
Burglary 11 2 2
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 2 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 1
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 11 9 9
Liquor law violations 23 15 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 6 7 4
Liquor law violations 12 14 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 2 0
Liquor law violations 3 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.