Profile Data from 2012
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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    507
  • Program Cost
    $36,915
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
1909 Chapel Drive
104 Urschel Hall
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383, United States
Website

Valparaiso University's College of Business is an AACSB-accredited business school located 50 miles from Chicago, Illinois. VU offers undergraduate business degrees as well as graduate, including MBAs and Master of Engineering Management and JD/MBA.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    88%
  • Selectivity
    89%
  • Job Offers
    22%
  • Average Salary
    $52,909.00
  • Top Industry
    Manufacturing

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About Valparaiso University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.34 GPA of All Applicants 3.33 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 49
  • Median 24
  • Middle 80% 11 to 105
Admissions Selectivity
89% Valparaiso University 46% Average Across All Schools

507 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
62% 498
63% 507
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 9
89% 89
88% 88
Female
44% 44
International
33% 33
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Humanities
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Accepted
  • Other Humanities
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Valparaiso University
  • Michigan State University
  • California State University
  • Indiana University
  • University of Delhi
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • Application Essay Considered
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0%
0%
740 to 769
0%
0%
710 to 739
0%
0%
680 to 709
0%
0%
650 to 679
0%
0%
620 to 649
0%
0%
590 to 619
0%
0%
560 to 589
11% 11
14% 14
530 to 559
22% 22
14% 14
500 to 529
22% 22
29% 29
Under 500
44% 44
29% 29
English Language Requirements
90 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Manufacturing 27%
Top Industry
  • Other 18%
  • Non-profit 9%
  • Technology 9%
Family Express 1
Top Employer
  • Siligan 1
  • UGN 1
  • Teach For America 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
22% Valparaiso University 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
22% 22
64% 63.699022556390986
22% Receive Offers
22% 22
58% 57.85206896551723
22% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0% 0
21% 21.110859375
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
25% 24.93132867132867
0% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
17% 17
5% 5.492558139534883
17% Receive Offers
17% 17
7% 7.091818181818181
17% Accept Offers
33% Graduates seeking full-time employment
28% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Family Express 1
  • Siligan 1
  • UGN 1
  • Teach For America 1
  • Northern Illinois University 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
18% 18
Data not provided
General Management
18% 18
Data not provided
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
9% 9
Data not provided
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
9% 9
Data not provided
Other
46% 46
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Consumer Products
9% 9
Data not provided
Financial Services
9% 9
Data not provided
Government
9% 9
Data not provided
Manufacturing
27% 27
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
9% 9
Data not provided
Non-profit
9% 9
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology
9% 9
Data not provided
Other
18% 18
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
18% 18
$66,000.00
55K 77K
More than one year, up to three years
27% 27
$41,000.00
36K 45K
More than five years
27% 27
$52,000.00
30K 71K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
North America
100% 100
$52,909.00
30K 77K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
18% 18
$50,000.00
45K 55K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
9% 9
$71,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
73% 73
$51,375.00
30K 77K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • rTrail LLC 1
  • Shure, Inc. 1
  • BKD, LLP 1
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 24
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 100
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $36,915
  • Budget $52,115
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $36,915
  • Budget $52,115
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
25 Valparaiso University 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Top Areas of Study
More Information
Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 18
  • Distance learning No

Students: Who are my classmates?

29% Married Students 14% International Students
43% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
99% 99
Asian American
1% 1
Student Citizenship
Asia
100% 100
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
Active Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

249 Living MBA Alumni
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.