For three decades, U.S. News & World Report has identified Valparaiso University as one of the best universities in the Midwest. In the 2019 edition, released yesterday, Valpo is the No. 5 Best Regional University in the Midwest, No. 5 Best Undergraduate Teaching University and No. 1 Best Value in the Midwest.

Notable U.S. News rankings:

  • Valpo is No. 5 in the ranking of Best Regional Universities in the Midwest, which evaluates academic reputation, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate and alumni support.
  • Ranked No. 5 among regional universities in the Midwest for best undergraduate teaching, with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.
  • Ranked No. 1 in the Best Value category in the Midwest regional universities, with 93 percent of undergraduate students receiving financial assistance through grants, scholarships and other sources.
  • Named No. 4 Best College for Veterans in the Midwest.
  • Placed on the list of A+ Schools for B Students, which measures institutions that provide opportunities for students of different academic achievement levels to thrive.
  • The ABET-accredited College of Engineering is the No. 18 best undergraduate engineering program in the country.
  • The AACSB-accredited College of Business is included as one of the Best Business Programs in the nation.