Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University Veteran Services & Resources

Is Valparaiso University a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. We've assembled this Valparaiso University veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Valparaiso University G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on Valpo Includes:

How Does Valpo Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Valparaiso University at #469.The school also ranked #8 in our Best for Vets in Indiana ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. Below you'll find how Valpo did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 414
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 468
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 428

You can also see how specific majors at Valpo fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Sports Communication Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best International Economics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 9
Best Other Economics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 9
Best Other Economics Colleges for Veterans 11
Best Sports Communication Colleges for Veterans 12
Best English Literature (Other) Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 12
Best International Economics Colleges for Veterans 12
Best General Arts, Entertainment, & Media Management Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 12
Best Other English Language & Literature/Letters Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 12
Best Computational Science Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 13

How Many Veterans Go to Valpo?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

The VA reports that there are 39 G.I. Bill® students at Valpo. Around 1.25% of students at the school are using the GI Bill® since the total enrollment at Valpo is 3,122. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Valpo

Valparaiso University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Valparaiso University does have a student veterans group.

Does Valpo Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, Valpo does not offer college credit for life experience.

Valpo might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

Valpo Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Valpo does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About Valpo

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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