Valparaiso University Ranking Profile

Valparaiso University is consistently ranked as a leader among several educational publication reports such as the Peterson's Competitive Colleges, The Barron's 300: Best Buys in College Education, The Templeton Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development.

The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Major affiliations include: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The American Council on Education, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, The American Schools of Oriental Research, The American Society for Engineering Education, New American Colleges and Universities, etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Valparaiso University has been identified as one of the nation's top-ranked, regional universities for the 22nd consecutive year, earning a No. 5 ranking in overall quality among the Midwest's regional universities (USNWR 2011). Valpo was ranked No. 4 on a list of "Up-and-Coming" regional universities in the Midwest, designating institutions that have made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life and facilities. For the second consecutive year, Valpo was cited for its high quality faculty members who are devoted to teaching undergraduate students and providing personal attention to each student, tying for the No. 6 ranking in the Midwest on the list "A Strong Commitment to Teaching".

- It is one of 152 Midwest colleges included in The Princeton Review's "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region".

- The University is featured in "The Best 373 Colleges" published by the Princeton Review and released in August 2010. About 15 percent of four-year colleges and universities in the United States are listed. Valpo is recognized for offering a comprehensive educational experience that inspires students to create meaningful change as leaders in their professional and personal lives.

- Ranked 3rd for "Best Undergraduate Teaching (Midwest)”, 5th for quality and 3rd for value in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Report 2009-2010).

- Valparaiso University's Civil Engineering program is ranked 7th in the nation among undergraduate engineering schools by U.S. News (2009-2010).

- Ranked 141st in the US News ranking of Best Graduate Nursing Programs (2008).