Founded in 1859, Valparaiso University (Valpo) is a regionally accredited private university located in the U.S. state of Indiana.

The University has the following colleges: College of Arts & Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Engineering; College of Nursing; Christ College - The Honors College. Valparaiso University School of Law was founded in 1879 and accredited by the ABA in 1929 and the AALS in 1930.

Valparaiso University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Other accreditations include: The American Chemical Society, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Indiana State Department of Education-Indiana Professional Standards Board, National Association of Schools of Music, The Council on Social Work Education, The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, State of Indiana Health Professions Bureau-Indiana State Board of Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, AACSB International, The Association of American Law Schools, The American Bar Association.


- Ranked 5th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News (2011).

- Recognized as one of the Best Master's Universities, ranked 5th among Tier 1 Master's Universities (Midwest) by US News & World Report (2010). It is also ranked 3rd for "Best Undergraduate Teaching (Midwest)”. Valpo also ranked 5th on the magazine's list of "A+ Schools for B Students".

- The College of Engineering is ranked as one of the top 15 percent of U.S. institutions offering undergraduate degrees in engineering (U.S. News & World Report 2009-2010). The Civil Engineering program is ranked 7th in the nation among undergraduate engineering schools.

- Valparaiso University is featured in The Princeton Review's "Best 371 Colleges".

- Featured in Princeton Review's "Best 296 Business Schools".

- Featured in The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges, compiled by Kaplan Publishing.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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