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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Belmont, where I attended last year, was a campus full of pretty people. Valpo, not so much

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of really great people at Valpo, and a lot of the relationships on campus end up being fairly long term. The social life is also amazing, and so many people are very supportive.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Its like any school, there is always the opposites and the sames

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You won't find judgmental people here!

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It's college. That's about it. I'v never have had a problem with any guys on campus. If there are a couple bad seeds in the bunch I wouldn't find it fair to rate the guys "low" just because of them. I have a lot of guy friends ranging from physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, and art,music, and business majors and I say that one group is better than the other they all have there own quirks and are intelligent in the field that they have decided to pursue! The only thing I was amazed at when coming to a Lutheran school was the little amount of guys I saw going to church activities. I guess I assumed more of them would be "religious" or interested in openly talking about God.


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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 37 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 36 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 40 responses

  • 21% None
  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 19% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 18% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 12% Long-distance relationship
  • 9% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 1% 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 10 responses

  • 30% Frat parties
  • 22% General events around campus
  • 17% Residence halls
  • 13% Duffy's
  • 9% Intramural sports
  • 4% Departmental activities.
  • 4% Classes.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 13 responses

  • 26% Go to events at Harre Union. Go downtown.
  • 26% Classes
  • 22% Parties/other people
  • 9% Attend Residence Hall activities.
  • 9% Get involved with your department.
  • 9% Go to everything!

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 18% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 55% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 27% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 11% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 52% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 34% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 15 responses

  • 73% Well-rounded
  • 20% Sheltered
  • 7% Ethical.
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