Valparaiso University

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Valparaiso University



Tuition

$24,000 / year

Room and Board

$6,640

Application deadline

August 15

Application fee

$30




Educational Resources

Libraries

Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources, Law Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,362,598 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 25,463 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,228,160 microforms.
  • 5,212 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art museum, Doppler Radar facility, Weather Center, Virtual Nursing Learning Center, Center for the Arts, Chapel of the Resurrection, planetarium, observatory, audiovisual and language labs, Athletics Recreation Center, Kallay-Christopher Center, Scientific Visualization Laboratory

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 820 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 400 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 300 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 200 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 4,200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,100 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, academic, older student, psychological, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 64% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 92% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 2% of housing units are Triples.
  • 5% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 11 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 0% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Martin Luther King Jr Day, Homecoming Weekend, Siblings Weekend, JazzFest, Songfest, Battle of the Bands, International Dinners, Christ College Debates, Advent Vespers, Christ College Freshman Production
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 74 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: National Honor Societies: Alpha Lamba Delta - freshman honor society, Phi Beta Kappa - national senior honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta - premedical/predental honor society, Alpha Sigma Lambda - continuing higher education honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma - business, Sigma Theta Tau - nursing, Tau Beta Pi - engineering Departmental Honor Societies - Accounting Society, Phi Lambda Upsilon - Chemistry, Eta Sigma Phi - Classics, Alpha Iota Delta - Decision Science, Alpha Psi Omega - Drama, Omicron Delta Epsilon - Economics, Kappa Delta Pi - Education, Sigma Tau Delta - English, Pi Delta Phi - French, Gamma Theta Upsilon - Geography, Delta Phi Alpha - German, Phi Alpha Theta - History, Society of Collegiate Journalists, Alpha Mu Alpha - Marketing, Chi Epsilon Pi - Meteorology, Pi Kappa Lambda - Music, Phi Sigma Tau - Philosophy, Phi Epsilon Kappa - Physical Education, Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics, Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science, Psi Chi - Psychology, Pi Gamma Mu - Social Science, Alpha Kappa Delta - Sociology, Sigma Delta Pi - Spanish, Alpha Psi Omega - Theatre
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chapel Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowhip, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Muslim Student Association, Christian Activities Board, St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Student Center, Soul Purpose, Gospel Choir, Campus Crusade
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Association, Black Student Organization, Latinos in Valparaiso for Excellence, Valparaiso International Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Union Board, Student Senate, Habitat for Humanity, Association for WoMen in Communication, EarthTones, Campus Pro-Life Club, Valparaiso University Chorale, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Honor Council, Student Senate, Strictly Ballroom, Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team, Handbell Choir, University Community Band, American Society for Civil Engineers, American Society for Mechanical Engineers, Biology Club, Chemistry Club, College Democrats, Engineers Without Borders, Fencing Club, German Club, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Juggling Organization, Le Cercle Francais, Model UN, National Weather Association, Philosophy Club, Photo Club, Pre-Med Club, Psychology Club, Public Relations Student Society of America, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Physics Students, Society of Women Engineers, Spanish Club, Students in Free Enterprise, Valpo Frisbee Club, VU Hockey Club
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Torch (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (60), Chicago (70)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (60)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 58% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 40% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 9 fraternities
  • 7 fraternity houses
  • 26% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 6 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 21% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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