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Valparaiso University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1859
Affiliation: Lutheran
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,960
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

Kretzmann Hall, 1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Website

http://www.valpo.edu

Admissions E-mail

undergrad.admissions@valpo.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: David Fevig
Admissions office telephone: (888) 468-2576
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 1
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.valpo.edu/admissions/apply/ Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 0 1
History 2 2
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 16 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 89%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 94%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 85%
Total applicants: 3,785
Total acceptances: 3,381
Total freshman enrollment: 762
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 58%
Male applicants: 1,782
Male acceptances: 1,559
Male freshman enrollment: 367
 
Female applicants: 2,003
Female acceptances: 1,822
Female freshman enrollment: 395
Out-of-state freshmen: 62%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 93%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 85%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 55%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 620
Math: 520 – 650
Combined: 1020 – 1270

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.0% 10.0%
600-699 32.0% 34.0%
500-599 40.0% 40.0%
400-499 21.0% 14.0%
300-399 1.0% 2.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 67%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 29
Math: 22 – 29
Composite: 22 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 17.0% 22.0% 18.0%
24-29 49.0% 43.0% 51.0%
18-23 33.0% 33.0% 27.0%
12-17 1.0% 2.0% 4.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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