Valparaiso University Law School

Valparaiso University Law School

Founded in 1879, the Law School embraces law as a calling to leadership and service. Our legal education blends theoretical and practical skills with humanitarian values to ready lawyers for that calling. The Law School is a community of learning, inquiry, and opportunity dedicated to excellence in legal education and invested in the academic and personal success of its students, preparing and empowering them to serve others and fulfill their potential in their chosen careers.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.valpo.edu/law/
Address: 656 S. Greenwich St. Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Admission Phone: (219) 465-7821
Admission Email: N/A

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students433
Student-faculty ratio22:1
Tuition $40,372 per year (full-time, in-state)
$40,372 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$24,672 per year (part-time, in-state)
$24,672 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$16,650
Founded In1929
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline07/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Hopeful2017 142 A 2.78

Pending

04/03/17 04/03/17 - 7 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants77786243
Number of Offers45343320
Number of Matriculants1031012
75% GPA3.363.360
Median GPA3.023.020
25% GPA2.692.690
75% LSAT1451450
Median LSAT1471470
25% LSAT1511510
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students433
Total Students Receiving Grants265
% of Students Receiving Grants61.2
75% Grant Amount$29,588
Median Grant Amount$19,725
25% Grants Amount$9,863
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (40)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (9.7)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (11.3)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (230)
  • Hispanics (40)
  • Black or African American (49)
  • Asian (11)
  • American Indian / Native (5)
  • Other (11)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (2)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (9)


  • Total Women% (51.7)
  • Total Men% (48.3)
Valparaiso University Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 123 63.33% 79.45% -16.12%
2014 173 62.05% 81.50% -19.45%
2013 150 76.03% 83.93% -7.90%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (182)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (9)
  • Employed Other (3)
  • Unemployed (8)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association