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Years 3 to 5 at Valparaiso University

  • A selective, independent institution with a world class reputation for Engineering.
  • Spacious 350+ acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Over 60 academic and residential buildings.

The essentials

Key facts

Location: Valparaiso, Indiana, one hour from Chicago

Founded: 1859

Undergraduate cohort: 3,220 (from most US states and 38 countries)

Student-instructor ratio: 11:1

Faculty: 88% hold PhD or terminal degree in their field

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According to U.S. News & World Report:

#18 Nationally for Engineering

#1 Best Value Schools

#5 Regional Universities Midwest

Valpo's College of Engineering is the only Lutheran institution with four-year, ABET-accredited degree programs in Civil, Electrical, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering.

Hand-on research projects

  • Development of solar furnace for solar research facility
  • Solar electrochemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biomechanics
  • Materials
  • Alternative energy
  • Soils testing
  • Transportation – Roundabouts
  • Visualization

Experience Engineering. In the real world.

At Valpo, you’ll do more than learn engineering. You’ll experience engineering.

You can build professional networks with engineering professionals. You will lead projects, conduct research, and develop your skills.

And, along the way, professors will mentor you to guide you toward opportunities that are the best fit for your personality, interests, and career ambitions.

Practical experience leads to the internships, conference presentations, and overseas trips that open the door for top-tier engineering jobs.

Experience is not limited to engineering. Valpo engineers participate in campus life as athletes, musicians and student leaders.

Fast track your career

Employers seek Valpo engineers.

97% career placement on average over last 10 years (average). Valpo Engineering graduates work for some of the world's best companies:

  • Caterpillar
  • Honeywell
  • NASA
  • Navistar
  • Toyota
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Cummings
  • John Deere
  • Texas Instruments
  • Motorola
  • Chrysler

Progress to top graduate schools

Valpo Engineering graduates attend some of the world’s best graduate schools, including:

  • Northwestern
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Michigan
  • Purdue
  • University of Illinois
  • Vanderbilt
  • Georgia Tech

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