Valparaiso University is an independent, Doctoral/Professional University with a liberal arts curriculum in Valparaiso, Indiana. Grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, the University offers more than 70 undergraduate programs taught by 300 full-time faculty through the Colleges of Arts and Science, Business, Engineering, Nursing and Health Professions, and Christ College—the Honors College. Valpo also has a Law School and more than 40 degree and certificate programs in its Graduate School and Continuing Education. Outside of academia, students can join a fraternity or sorority, cheer on the Crusaders at sporting events, or find passions through the more than 100 student organizations.
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Lutheran Church in America
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
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Valpo is a great school, however it is not for everyone, meaning that it is not your typical party school. People are really friendly and nice, and it is pretty diverse for a school in Indiana. The campus itself is beautiful and the financial aid office is quite generous.
Nursing major from Chicago, IL
Valparaiso University is an excellent place for students to learn, grow, and find themselves. This university succeeds in shaping students into whole and well-rounded thinking individuals who are ready for the real world. Not only do students become well-rounded, but they are more than sufficiently qualified to walk into the work force of whatever field of study they chose while in school.
Carl from Plainfield, IL
A safe, welcoming environment that makes all students feel right at home. Excellent programs for everyone to get involved with, plus the professors are always willing to help the students succeed. As a music major, this is a place where I want to be.
Megan from Kouts, IN
A small private school in Northwest Indiana. It offers the academics of larger schools and is extremely reputable. Outside of class, everyone is obsessed with Valparaiso Basketball.