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 20 programs

Valpo Core intensive seminar for first-year students

Valpo Study Centers in England, Germany, Costa Rica, and China

50+ Study Abroad programs in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Central America, and South America

Graduate Success

97% of graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school 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 more than 60,000

Athletics and Student Life

NCAA Division I varsity sports teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, Pioneer League, and Summit League

  • Mascot: Crusader
  • School Colors: brown and gold
  • 100+ co-curricular organizations
  • Ten fraternities, seven sororities
  • 60% 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 247,000 hours of community outreach and service-learning annually


  • Higher Learning Commission (University-wide accreditation)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • The Council on Social Work Education
  • AACSB International (College of Business)
  • ABET (College of Engineering)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • The American Bar Association
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (Provisional)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related
  • Educational Programs


  • The American Chemical Society
  • Indiana Department of Education-Office of Educator Licensing & Development
  • Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • The Association of American Law Schools



Chapel Drive,1700
46383 Valparaiso, Indiana, USA

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