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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It can seem very clique-like most times

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The majority of students on campus are terrific people, open-minded, and well-rounded. I'm proud to be a part of the VU community.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: For the most part, guys here are absolute gentlemen. I barely ever have to hold doors open myself, they offer rides home from parties (when they're sober, of course) so the girls don't have to walk in the cold and dark, and they're overall very respectful, even at parties. There is a wide spectrum of different types of guys, but they are pretty much all outgoing and willing to socialize. It's not hard to find a friend or significant other at all!

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I have long term boyfriend so I don't really pay attention, but people say we have a valpo scale whatever that means.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Being my first semester in nursing, I have not really had the chance to get out and associate a whole lot.


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  • 109th
    Most Religious Girls
  • 168th
    Most Religious Guys
  • 720th
    Smartest Guys
  • 803rd
    Friendliest Girls
  • 851st
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls

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Amber Will
Schofield, WI
Political Science and History
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“Average” is the most commonly used word when asking anyone at Valpo about the physical attributes of the opposite sex. There are few good-looking ones wandering around, but there's no promising that they aren’t taken. The good guys are usually taken; the good girls are usually taken. A lot of Valpo students end up finding the loves of their lives here. The variety of the students, however, is pretty strong. There is a good mix of jocks, geeks, creative artists, and average joes living on campus. Unfortunately, once you feel like you've exhausted all of the options on campus, you are pretty much done until college is over. It is much harder to meet people off campus and from other schools than if you click with someone that goes to Valpo as well, but it is possible.

The social scene is what you make of it. There are plenty of activities to get involved in, or you can just choose to stay in your room and watch movies with friends. There's a decent mix of people who choose to go out and who choose to stay in. There are always fraternity or house parties on the weekend, but Valpo is a dry campus, so be careful when coming back. Other than that, there are always things to do in Chicago for date nights and weekends.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Only for medical reasons from the Health Center
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Frat parties
  2. Intramural sports
  3. Residence halls
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Frat parties
  2. Local bars
  3. Off-campus parties
  4. Residence halls
  5. Campus activities and groups
Social Scene
Students at Valpo tend to be very outgoing and involved. Most students are members of multiple clubs or organizations. Valpo students are pretty supportive of on-campus activities; plays and concerts generally sell out, and the Union Board events (free movies, trips, guest entertainers) are always popular. Students also like to go to neighboring Merrillville to shop at the mall or go to the movies in one of the larger theaters. Most Valpo kids have traveled to Chicago at one time or another during their years at VU. Students tend to do these things in groups. They also attend fraternity events and parties in droves.
Hookups or Relationships?
Fraternity parties result in your average number of hookups, but many Valpo students seem to gravitate toward serious and long-term relationships. Some get married while still in school; many get married following graduation.
Dress Code
The dress code varies with the individual and the day of the week. There is no mandatory dress code. You might see someone in his or her Sunday best walking next to someone in their pajamas, and they'll both be headed to the same class. Whether you wear your pajamas everyday, dress up, or maintain something in between is completely up to you. You'll see punk or goth styles occasionally, but it's much more common to see Valpo students who look like they've just stepped out of a Gap commercial. Preppy.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 32 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 28 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 38 responses

  • 20% Casual dating at your school
  • 20% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 18% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 18% None
  • 12% Long-distance relationship
  • 9% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 2% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 6 responses

  • 33% Frat parties
  • 25% Duffy's
  • 17% Residence halls
  • 17% General events around campus
  • 8% Intramural sports

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 3% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 31% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 54% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 13% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Go to events at Harre Union. Go downtown.
  • 33% Classes
  • 17% Parties/other people

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Well-rounded
  • 12% Sheltered
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