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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    542
  • Program Cost
    $30,503
    $ $ $ $ $
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 MBA and JD/MBA.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    67%
  • Selectivity
    80%
  • Average Salary
    $54,000.00
  • Top Industry
    Pharma/Biotech/Health Care

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About Valparaiso University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.24 GPA of All Applicants 3.28 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 56
  • Median 37
  • Middle 80% 18 to 132
Admissions Selectivity
80% Valparaiso University 46% Average Across All Schools

542 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
68% 542
68% 542
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 15
80% 80.0
67% 67.0
Female
17% 17
International
40% 40
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Management
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Valparaiso University
  • Indiana University
  • Purdue University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • Interviews Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
0% 0
0% 0
680 to 709
0% 0
0% 0
650 to 679
11% 11
11% 11
620 to 649
11% 11
11% 11
590 to 619
11% 11
11% 11
560 to 589
11% 11
11% 11
530 to 559
22% 22
22% 22
500 to 529
0% 0
0% 0
Under 500
34% 34
34% 34
English Language Requirements
90 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 30%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 14%
  • Consumer Products 14%
  • Other 14%
Discover Financial Services 1
Top Employer
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
  • Medtronic Via Groove Technical Resource 1
  • Georgia Pacific 1
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
61% 60.97325153374234
7% 7
56% 55.69710982658959
7% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
22% 21.9117610062893
7% 7
25% 25.424767441860464
7% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
31% Graduates seeking full-time employment
13% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Discover Financial Services 1
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
  • Medtronic Via Groove Technical Resource 1
  • Georgia Pacific 1
  • Aerotek 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
14% 14
$65,000.00 Data not provided
General Management
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Human Resources
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Information Technology
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Other
86% 86
$46,600.00
30K 54K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Consumer Products
14% 14
$52,000.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
14% 14
$65,000.00 Data not provided
Government
14% 14
$47,000.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
14% 14
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
30% 30
$42,000.00
30K 54K
Real Estate
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Technology
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Other
14% 14
$54,000.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
57% 57
$56,250.00
52K 65K
More than one year, up to three years
14% 14
$30,000.00 Data not provided
More than five years
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
North America
100% 100
$50,300.00
30K 65K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. South
14% 14
$52,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
86% 86
$48,800.00
30K 65K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Valparaiso University 1
  • Success Trek 1
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 1
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 16
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 83
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Valparaiso University Engineering Career Fair
  • Valparaiso University Career Fair
  • NiSource
  • US Steel

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $30,503
  • Budget $16,600
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $30,503
  • Budget $16,600
2 Full Tuition Scholarships
$6,279 Average Scholarship Amount 64% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
75% 75
64% 64
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$0
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
0%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $19,169
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
8 Valparaiso University 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
100% 100
Experiential learning
50% 50
Lectures
25% 25
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Other
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • General Business, Business Intelligence, Engineering Management, Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 12
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • No Data

Students: Who are my classmates?

38% Married Students 13% International Students
13% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
86% 86
Asian American
14% 14
Student Citizenship
North America
75% 75
Asia
25% 25
More Information
Activities
Active Professional Clubs
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • LGBT students
  • International students

Alumni: How strong is my network?

283 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.