Valparaiso University: Narrative Description
VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY B-6
1700 Chapel Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tel: (219)464-5000; 888-GO-VALPO
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.valpo.edu/
Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Lutheran Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1859. Setting: 310-acre small town campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $130.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $565,916. Educational spending 2003-04: $7834 per student. Total enrollment: 3,969. Faculty: 362 (237 full-time, 125 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 3,567 applied, 81% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 65% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars, 31 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,897 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 170 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 32 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Midwest, American University, Lutheran College Washington Consortium, Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force.
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 12/1 for early action.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $27,540 includes full-time tuition ($21,000), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($5840). College room only: $3690. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and student level. Part-time tuition: $925 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $60 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, local sororities; 30% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Union Board, student government, student volunteer organization, chapel programs. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Weekend, Parents' Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,989 college housing spaces available; 1,907 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources plus 1 other with 1.1 million books, 2 million microform titles, 21,360 serials, 6,968 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.1 million. 634 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Valparaiso University is located 50 miles southeast of Chicago. For those interested in off-campus recreation and entertainment, it is a 20-minute drive to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and less than an hour to the many theaters, museums, restaurants and athletic events of Chicago.
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