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Diversity: On Valpo's campus you can't walk a couple feet without running into a student who is different (ethnic/racially, religiously, economicly, etc.). Everyone accepts everyone and it is common to have class discussions based on everybody's different views due to their backgrounds. It is really great that a private, religion affiliated school can be so open and tolerable of everybody!

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Valpo has a very diverse community and embraces it. There are many students there from all over the world, and many different economic backgrounds. There is also a LGBTQ community on campus.

3 College Junior

Diversity: It has an average amount of diversity through out the college

3 College Junior

Diversity: Lots of different people from different backgrounds.

3 College Junior

Diversity: We have many foreign exchange students from many different countries and regions.

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If you are looking for diversity and the opportunity to meet and mix with students of different races and ethnicity, Valpo might not be the place for you. The minority population on campus is exactly that—the minority. There are some international students, but they tend to stick together and are further removed from campus. Many live in 807 Mound, which is a housing unit close to the fraternity houses. While there may not be much ethnic diversity on campus, the religious and political diversity is pretty average. Since we are a Lutheran campus, there are obviously a large number of Christians on campus, but there are quite a few students that believe in different religions like Islam.

The University continuously tries to make campus a more diverse place. Approximately 10 percent of the students are from foreign countries, so the numbers are much larger than they seem when you physically walk around campus. New international programs are getting started to help Valpo appeal to many different kinds of students. While there is not an overwhelmingly diverse student population, most students are accepting of all different sorts of beliefs, backgrounds, and status. There is little to no tension among various groups.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 34%
20-21: 31%
22-24: 20%
25+: 13%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 3%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 88%
Unknown: 2%
Gay Pride
Valpo has Alliance, a GLBT group, but the overall attitude on campus is not extremely tolerant of these lifestyles.
Political Activity
College Republicans is the largest politically affiliated group on campus. College Democrats organize occasionally, and Valpo campus also has a College Libertarians group. There is also a group called PAL that meets to discuss hot topics in politics. They are not associated with any party.
Economic Status
Most students come from middle- to upper-middle-class families.
Most Common Religions
Christianity (largely Lutheran and Catholic) and Islam are the most prevalent religions.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The minority clubs on campus include LIVE (Latinos in Valparaiso for Excellence), BSO (Black Student Organization), and VISA (Valparaiso International Student Association).

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 40 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 15% Liberal
  • 32% Moderate
  • 25% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 8% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 40 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 15% Liberal
  • 38% Moderate
  • 28% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 42 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 41 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 20% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Republican
  • 20% Democratic
  • 0% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 0% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 60% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 40 responses

  • 35% Very accepting.
  • 52% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 10% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
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