Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University says, "While appreciating the importance of preparing students for useful careers, Valparaiso University holds to the ideal that its students want an education which treats them first as human beings rather than simply as future wage earners. These students want to think clearly, to analyze facts and ideas, to draw sound conclusions from their reasoning and to express themselves clearly and creatively." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:3,224
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:62%
  • Tuition & Fees:$38,760 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the "Valpo Core Course" requirement does not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


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    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


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    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because it is one of four areas of the "Humanities" requirement from which students need only choose two. The "History" area, furthermore, may be satisfied by courses that are not U.S. history or government surveys.

  • 5. Economics


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    No credit given for Economics because it is one of five areas of the "Social Sciences" requirement, from which students need only select two.

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Analysis" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Valparaiso University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/20/2018


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