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 3,900 students enrolled each year at Valpo.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1070 (25th percentile) - 1290 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 22 (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 3.23 - 3.57. Approximately 90 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Valparaiso University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 14 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Valpo Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Valparaiso University was reported as 85.8% in Fall 2020 with over 5,490 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 ACT Scores: 22 - 29
  • Valpo Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.57

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Valparaiso University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.9%
  • 2017-2018: 84.3%
  • 2018-2019: 89.3%
  • 2019-2020: 85.8%
  • Projected Valpo Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 80.1%

How Does Valpo Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Valparaiso University is fifty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Indiana University-Northwest74.6%
Chicago State University63.3%
Saint Xavier University72.7%
Trinity Christian College69.1%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Valpo (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math530 - 650
Total Score1070 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math22 - 28
Composite Score22 - 29
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