Valparaiso University says, "The Valpo Core creates the foundation for a student's general education at Valpo...It fosters skills, attitudes, and work habits essential to success at the university as it initiates students into the life of the mind and into this academic community." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:3,251
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:55%
- Tuition & Fees:$36,160 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Composition because the "Valpo Core Course" requirement does not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
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.
No credit given for Economics because it is one of five areas of the "Social Sciences" requirement, from which students need only select two.
No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Analysis" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.
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 www.voluntarysystem.org.
Curriculum last evaluated: 06/14/2016