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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 No. 1 among Midwestern regional universities in 2017.
  • 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 2017, it was ranked #4.
  • Valparaiso ranked 4th best regional University in the US News & World Report in 2017 with an overall score of 88. Their average freshman retention rate is 85%, considered a positive indicator of student satisfaction. Student to faculty ratio is 12/1 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 is also ranked No.4 in Best Colleges for Veterans and No. 3 in the Most Innovative Schools category for 2017. 

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