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Valpo Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Valpo? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,452 out of 6,657 applicants or 82% were admitted making Valparaiso University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Valparaiso University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,517 3,140 6,657
Accepted 2,887 2,565 5,452
Acceptance Rate 82% 82% 82%
Enrolled 379 363 742
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 14% 14%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Valparaiso University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Valpo regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Valparaiso University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. 44 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1080 1300
SAT Reading 540 650
SAT Math 540 650
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 23 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >89%
26 to 29 Avg + 82%-89%
23 to 26 Avg - 73%-82%
20 to 23 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 20 Low <61%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >89%
1190 to 1300 Avg + 82%-89%
1080 to 1190 Avg - 73%-82%
970 to 1080 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 970 Low <61%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Valparaiso University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Valparaiso University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Valpo accepts 82% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 42% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Valparaiso University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152600 IPEDS survey data for Valparaiso University.



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