Download MATLAB for Personal Use

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 blue "Sign in to get started" button.


 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

If you are prompted to select your country, choose "United States", as that is where your software entitlement is hosted.

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 subsequent page, fill in your profile information and click Create.

Mathworks profile


Verify that your MathWorks account has been associated with the University’s license and download the MATLAB installer.

Download installer link

Version Compatibility

When choosing a release to download, note that the University runs MATLAB 2020a in its labs and classrooms. You may download a newer version, but note that any files you create may not load correctly when working on campus.

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.