2023 College Guide: Valparaiso University


As diverse as its vibrant community, Valpo’s 350- acre campus offers plenty of space for every form of creative expression…

ART Art, digital media, and teleproduction studios, Center for the Arts including a 275-seat theater, 170-seat recital hall, and the Brauer Museum of Art

ATHLETICS Four gyms, indoor track, pool, and fitness center

ENTERTAINMENT & PLAY Disc golf course, racquetball and sand volleyball courts

FAITH Chapel of the Resurrection

GATHERING 202,000-square-foot Harre Student Union serving as the hub of student life and offering space for recreation and meetings as well as a computer lab, bookstore, career center, and two dining options at Founders Table and the Campus Cafe

SCIENCE Laboratories, Doppler radar equipment, weather forecasting studios, advanced research light and electron telescopes, and our James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility with the only undergraduate solar furnace facility in the U.S.

STUDY Christopher Center Library which stores 600,000 volumes and offers 180 public computers Not only will Valpo offer you a place to explore and discover, but you will also receive a comprehensive, rigorous education within the liberal arts tradition, learning to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems creatively. With unprecedented access to resources, facilities, and above all, faculty, you obtain the individualized attention and guidance fundamental to reaching your full potential. Valpo prides itself on being innovative, continually expanding upon its premier programs in response to an ever-changing job market and an ever-changing world. Although opportunities abound on campus, learning at Valpo extends far beyond the classroom to incorporate experiential learning, service trips, internships, and undergraduate research opportunities.


With leadership and service at the core of who we are, community flows naturally into everything we do. Through thoughtful dialogue and an approach that is both global and interdisciplinary, Valpo applies the belief that we truly build better by building together. And together, we have a lot more fun in the process, too! That’s why we offer a number of opportunities to connect, learn, lead, and grow through study abroad programs, sorority and fraternity life, NCAA Division 1 athletics, thriving arts programs, and more than 100 student clubs and organizations. With endless opportunities, belonging comes easily.


Even with our exceptional academic programs receiving national rankings and recognitions, what tops the charts at Valpo is our amazing students and faculty. With committed and inspiring faculty leading the way, Valpo students are encouraged to accept challenges and are empowered to meet them head on and heart open, continually learning, serving, and leading, no matter where they are in their journey or where their path takes them. That’s how Valpo has become a place where exceptional is normal, distinction is inevitable, and impact eternal!


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