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Valparaiso University Rankings and Awards

Valpo Fast Facts

Fast Facts
  • Valpo consistently appears near the top of the U.S. News & World Report Best Value list ranking 2nd among Midwestern regional universities in 2012.
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges has named Valpo one of the top five regional universities in the Midwest every year since 1990. In 2013, it was ranked #4.
  • Valparaiso ranked 4th best regional University in the US News & World Report in 2013 with an overall score of 87. Their average freshman retention rate is 84% and graduation rate is 75%. Student to faculty ratio is 13/1 and 87% of their faculty is fulltime. The Princeton Review's "Best 377 Colleges" includes Valpo on its "Best Midwestern Colleges" list.
  • Valpo regularly appears in Forbes Magazine's "America's Top Colleges" list.
  • The Washington Monthly annually recognizes Valpo for their contributions to the public good.
  • The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing it in the top five percent of MBA programs worldwide.
  • Valpo has been named to The Best College's list of the 10 Most Innovative Colleges for Foreign Language Study, ranking among prestigious universities including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, and UCLA.
  • Valpo ranks second among U.S. master's degree institutions in producing winners of prestigious Fulbright awards for international study, research and study. 
  • Valpo was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013, joining three other Indiana universities in achieving Honor Roll with Distinctions status.

Other Important Accolades and Statistics

  • The College of Business is among the elite 25% of undergraduate business programs nationally accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Top 25 in Best undergraduate Engineering program accredited by ABET.
  • 85% of pre-med students (and 100% of those from Christ College – The Honors College) are admitted to medical school
  • 50% of Valpo alumni hold at least one graduate degree.
  • Alumni network numbers more than 45,000.
  • More than 3,000 undergraduates and 1,100 law and graduate students.
  • Student body
    • 9.7% international
    • 17.1% minority
    • 36% Lutheran
    • 20% Roman Catholic
    • 44% other faiths