Campus Housing

Location
Valparaiso, IN
Undergrads
2,855
Tuition
$32,250
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus really gives a sense of community, and all of the people at Valpo are really open and welcoming. There are plenty of places to go to study. It's really nice having a sink in the dorm freshman year so you don't have to walk down the hall to brush your teeth or wash your hands.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: the dorms are old, but they are working on building new ones, freshman dorms do not offer air conditioning

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'm super grateful I got the chance to live on campus last year. The atmosphere of living in the dorms was one of the biggest reasons I had so much fun here this year. I'd highly recommend living on campus. The majority of my friends lived in Alumni with me. Alumni and Lank are definitely the two best options of the freshmen dorms. Brandt isn't really as bad as everyone says, but if you can avoid living there your first year, do it.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are good considering Valpo makes you stay on campus until you're a senior. The freshmen dorms aren't very good but the upperclassmen dorms are pretty good. Housing is expensive but you don't really have a choice to live off campus until you're a senior.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The only good housing is either Uptown which you can only get as a junior or senior or the newest building which isn't even finished yet.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 477th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 990th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1137th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1312nd
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amber Will
Hometown
Schofield, WI
Major
Political Science and History
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Unless you are a commuter student, you have to have senior status to move off campus unless you join a fraternity that has housing. Being on campus does have benefits, however, including being closer to classes, and it is usually cheaper just to stay in the dorms. There are also laundry facilities available in each building, free access to the campus computer network and cable,  and a housekeeping staff that cleans the bathrooms everyday. Everyone manages to find a dorm that they like the best. Some students love the noise and constant movement of the freshman dorms, so they grab the rooms (which have their own bathroom) on the first floor of those dorms. Other students move into ‘Berg (Wehrenberg), Guild, or Memorial—all of which have been remodeled in the past 10 years. The new option of Uptown East Apartments provides University-owned apartments with the ability to have multiple roommates and amenities while staying on campus.

Overall, the residence halls are pretty nice. The rooms are decent—bigger than the matchboxes at state universities—but not as plush as you would expect from smaller institutions. Some students cannot wait to move off campus, but most find that the community built through staying on campus for at least three years makes a better college experience. The community at Valpo is definitely unique, and the way the residence halls are situated probably contributes to that fact.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,064
Average Housing Costs
$5,564
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Theme housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
66%
Freshmen Living On Campus
88%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Alumni
  • Lankenau
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Guild/ Memorial
  • Uptown East Apartments
  • Wehrenberg
Worst Freshman Dorms
Brandt
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Brandt
  • Scheele
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Ethernet access
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Phone
  • Sink
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Valpo has a special-interest religious house, the Christian Fellowship House.
  • Valpo offers international houses like the German House and the International Student House.
Available for Rent
MicroFridge
Did You Know?
  • Some dorms do not allow microwaves in the rooms unless it's a joint system with the refrigerator, but all floors are equipped with microwaves.
  • Bicycle racks are available outside each dorm.
  • Each floor in the freshman dorms has at least one RA per wing; upperclassman dorms often have fewer RAs.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

807 Mound Street
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Triples
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, large kitchen, laundry facilities, study rooms
Alumni Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal, some private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, some upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor rooms have private bathroom and are available to upperclass men; 24-hour computer lab, large study room, chapel, floor TV lounges, pool table, ping-pong table, large kitchen, laundry facilities, large TV lounge
Brandt Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal, some private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor rooms have private bathroom, many international students live in Brandt; 24-hour computer lab, attached cafeteria, large study room, chapel, floor TV lounges, pool table, ping-pong table, large kitchen, laundry facilities, large TV lounge
Guild Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: All upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: A few select rooms include a bathroom, connected to Memorial Hall; air conditioning, 24-hour computer lab, private study rooms, chapel, ping-pong and foosball tables, laundry facilities, large TV lounge
Kade-Duesenberg German House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Home to German studies students (must speak German at all times in the public areas of house), above the German Cultural Center; large kitchen, laundry facilities
Lankenau Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal, some private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, some upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor rooms have movable furniture, private bathrooms available to upperclassman women; 24-hour computer lab, study rooms, chapel, floor TV lounges, fitness room (weight machines and treadmill), foosball and ping-pong tables, laundry facilities
Memorial Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal, some private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Select rooms include bathroom, connected to Guild Hall (shares amenities with Guild Hall)
Scheele Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Most of this building is devoted to housing sororities; 24-hour computer lab, large study room, floor lounges and kitchens on second and third floor, chapel, laundry facilities
Wehrenberg Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, attached cafeteria, 24-hour computer lab, conference room, floor lounges with kitchens, recreation room with pool and ping-pong tables, laundry facilities on each floor, large TV and piano lounge, study lounges

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Uptown East
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Amenities include computer lab, DVD theater, fitness center, game room, student lounges with free wireless access. Apartments are fully furnished and have 42-inch flat screen TVs in the living rooms, full-size beds, washer/dryer. Utilities are included.

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