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5 Essential Valparaiso University Facts

Valparaiso University-Private

Valparaiso, Indiana (Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA)
2,924 (2,507 undergraduates)
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3. Valparaiso University COMMON DATA SET

Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 41%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 32%
Average Freshman GPA: 3.71
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 93%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 96%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $26,370
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NCAA D1, Missouri Valley Conference

5. REASONS TO CONSIDER Valparaiso University::

Christ College Honors College
Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts
Institute of Liturgical Studies
The Bach Institute
Institute for Leadership and Service
SAP University Alliances Program
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Field Station
Valparaiso International Engineering Program
Solar Energy Research Facility
Engineering Coop

Credit Accepted:
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
CLEP Credit

Carnegie Classification:  Doctoral/Professional Universities
Religious Affiliation:  Lutheran Church in America

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