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MATLAB is a mathematical computational software program used in the College of Engineering and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The name "MATLAB" refers to both the software program and the proprietary programming language used to interface with it. All Valpo students, faculty, and staff members are eligible to download and install unlimited copies of MATLAB and over a dozen included toolboxes free of charge.

Once you've downloaded the software, install it by following these instructions: Install MATLAB for Personal Use.

See the MATLAB FAQ document for more information about licensing.


Before you can download and install the individual license of MATLAB on your personal computer(s), you must first create a Mathworks account. Start by browsing to Valpo’s Mathworks portal page:


From this landing page, click the >> Get started today link under “Download MATLAB”.

Get Started link


 If you have created a Mathworks account in the past using your Valpo email address, log in with those credentials on the next screen and skip to Step 5. If you have not, you will need to create one with your Valpo email address. Click the text that reads Create Account.

Create Account link

Next you will see a screen titled “Select Your Country.”  Select the United States using the blue button.

Select Your Country link


To create your Mathworks account, first enter your Valpo email address. Then answer the question “How will you use MathWorks software.” Students will choose Student use and faculty should select Teaching or research in school. Click the Create button to create your account.

You might already have an account!

If the red message box below appears, you have already created a MathWorks account at some point and will need to recover the password at (click Forgot Password?).

      error message indicating you have an account already


Check your Valpo email inbox and click the Verify your email button.

Verify your email button

On the resulting website, complete your MathWorks profile and click Create.

Mathworks profile


Check that your MathWorks account has been associated with the University’s license and download the MATLAB installer. If you do not see the green message below, contact the COE Director of Engineering Information Systems for help.

Download installer link

Version Compatibility

When choosing a release to download, note that the University runs MATLAB 2018a in its labs and classrooms. You may download a newer version, but note that any files you create may not be compatible with the software you use on campus.

Version listing


Choose your operating system to start the MATLAB download.

Matlab installer link

Once you've downloaded your desired MATLAB product, install it by following these instructions: Install MATLAB for Personal Use

Still need help?

For additional assistance, contact the Director of Engineering Information Systems at the College of Engineering.