Key Factors in Choosing to Attend Valparaiso University
Arts and Sciences
Our research project will be focusing on the factors that are important to students who chose to attend Valparaiso University. We will be stratifying our research sample based on colleges within the university. This means we will be surveying students within each college at VU proportionately, through an online survey. We hypothesize that the reputation of the college will have been the most important factor in applying to those surveyed within the colleges of nursing, engineering, and Christ College than to members of the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. We also hypothesize that financial aid will be one of the most important factors in the decision to attend Valparaiso University for students in all five colleges. Factors we ask about in our survey include proximity to home, financial aid, program reputation, and family and friends' connection to Valpo. This is significant in that it will indicate what factors are important particularly in choosing a smaller school such as Valpo out of all other schools that were viable options to students.
Riethmeier, Bethany; Almanza, Brian; and Vandermolen, Hannah, "Key Factors in Choosing to Attend Valparaiso University" (2017). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 643.