Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, INView Map
Regional University
Private not-for-profit
Lutheran Church in America
Great Lakes
Suburb: Large
NCAA Division I-AA
12 to 1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio


Valparaiso sits on the flat expanse of northern Indiana, about 15 miles south of Lake Michigan and less than 60 miles from Chicago. As the country’s largest independent Lutheran university, Valpo takes seriously its mission of educational excellence “grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom and faith.” It excels at integrating scholarship with professional preparation, and produces large numbers of nurses, teachers and engineers.

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