Valparaiso University (Valpo)

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Valparaiso University can be found in Valparaiso, IN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,500 students enrolled each year at Valpo.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1490 (25th percentile) - 1790 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 23 (25th percentile) - 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Valpo. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Valpo average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. Approximately 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Valparaiso University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 18 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Valpo Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Valparaiso University was reported as 79.7% in Fall 2013 with over 6,120 college applications submitted to Valpo. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Valpo SAT Scores: 1490 - 1790
  • Valpo ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Valpo Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Valparaiso University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Valparaiso University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Valparaiso University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 91.2%
  • 2010-2011: 84.5%
  • 2011-2012: 74.3%
  • 2012-2013: 79.6%
  • 2013-2014: 79.7%
  • Projected Valpo Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 80.1%

How Does Valpo Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Valparaiso University is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Calumet College of Saint Joseph40.0%
Saint Josephs College64.2%
Saint Xavier University50.6%
Trinity Christian College90.2%
School of the Art Institute of Chicago71.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Valpo (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 590
Math510 - 620
Writing480 - 580
Total Score1490 - 1790
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math23 - 29
Composite Score23 - 29
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