Valparaiso University consistently achieves national recognition for best teaching and value and as one of the best universities in the Midwest.

Awards and Rankings

  • best-colleges-ru-best-value_2017U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranked Valpo No. 4 in the Midwest for 2017, and Valpo has been named one of the top 10 regional universities in the Midwest every year since 1990.
  • Valpo consistently appears on the U.S. News Best Value list, ranking first among Midwestern regional universities for 2017.
  • For 2017, Valpo is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest for Best Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Washington Monthly ranked Valpo No. 4 in the nation for contribution to public good among master’s universities in 2015.
  • Valpo regularly appears in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list and is in the top 75 among Midwestern regional universities.
  • Valpo is one of Money Magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money, based on quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.
  • 2017-best-business-schools-cover-smallGreat Value Colleges listed Valpo as one of the 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.
  • The Princeton Review includes Valpo on its “Best Midwestern Colleges” list.
  • The College of Engineering won the 2012 Engineering Award presented by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Engineering among the top 15 undergraduate engineering schools in the nation for 2017.
  • The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing it in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide.
  • The MBA program was named one of the Best Business Schools by Princeton Review for 2017
  • Valpo’s German program has been designated a German Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Valpo is one of first two U.S collegiate institutions ever to receive this honor.
  • Valpo has been named to The Best Colleges’ list of the 10 Most Innovative Colleges for Foreign Language Study.
  • Valpo is included in Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools list for 2017, which honors higher education institutions in the country that do the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
  • Valpo is designated as a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media. The inaugural list rates colleges and universities on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations.
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Talented Students

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Distinguished Professors

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Accomplished Alumni

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