About Valparaiso University


Valparaiso University, a community of learning dedicated to excellence and grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve in both church and society.


The freedom to pursue truth wherever it leads is at the heart of Valparaiso's sense of community, uniting its academic and spiritual missions.The university aims to foster in its students a lifelong commitment to this search for truth, encouraging the development of a sense of personal vocation, as well as the intellectual and professional skills needed to pursue it.

An active, inclusive community and an accomplished faculty prepare Valparaiso graduates to choose and navigate their own paths through life.

Commitments to students

  • A commitment to offering a holistic learning experience that helps each student develop as a whole person
  • A commitment to teaching values-based leadership
  • A commitment to providing outstanding faculty members who give students the benefit of "real world" experience and scholarship
  • A commitment to preparing students with the cutting edge skills to be successful in whatever field they choose

Valparaiso University is a private, selective, independent Lutheran institution in Valparaiso, Indiana, located an hour’s drive from Chicago.

Valparaiso University holds regional accreditation – the highest standard for universities, as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Take a look at a wide variety of at-a-glance facts about Valparaiso University, from its university distinctions to student body and more.