Valparaiso, IN
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Reviews 918 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: safety is top priority, rules are strong here

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Not much of a partyer but all are within walking distance

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: the dorms are old, but they are working on building new ones, freshman dorms do not offer air conditioning

4 College Junior

Athletics: The training areas are top of the line, and track is being put in so track meets can be held at home

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: most restaurants are within walking distance, not sure on student discounts. can not say on best places until I know somebodies food preferences

3 College Junior

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

3 College Junior

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

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Many varieties of foods are available

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There is none so the answers are pointless

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid worked very hard and finds ways for anyone who needs help will get it!

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The area is locating among country living, even though Valparaiso maybe considered big by some it still has the small town charm and safety, all shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. The university is highly respected and the students have very good manners so the town interacts well with the college students. There are many parks and local activities, such as a food tasting in the middle of town at the court house.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I get my exercise so I am happy.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's what you would expect.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Small class sizes offer a better education.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many VU grads get jobs easily upon graduation.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Rules exist to protect students. I'm down with that.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus and I feel at home. :)

4 College Freshman

Majors: An abundance of internship programs exist at VU.

4 College Freshman

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

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is a hassle.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: VU students study not party. It's how it should be.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: It has a great community atmosphere!

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors are great and extremely helpful. Small class sizes, so you're not just another student. Workload is a little rough for engineers, but you learn to manage it.

3 College Junior

Academics: I'd say that it's pretty average for a small private school. Classes are smaller and more intimate, so you get a better learning experience.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm a track athlete, and we don't even have a track


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Amber Will
Schofield, WI
Political Science and History
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When trying to determine the best part about their VU experience, most students recount the great friends and the encouraging atmosphere the professors work hard to create. A great advantage to the students at Valpo is the willingness of professors to speak with you, even if you aren’t in their class or even their department. If a change of majors might sound good, any professor from any department is willing to take time out of his/her schedule and talk about the department and its programs. The education and chances to learn from professors, who are there to teach first and research/publish second, is by far the best aspect of Valpo. It feels like a lot of work at the beginning because the classes are designed to make thought and discussion happen on a daily basis, but the work definitely pays off at graduation when you realize how much you've learned.

Students consistently comment that they have left Valpo with lasting friendships and a deep appreciation for learning. Valpo is a one-of-a-kind place that just seems to draw you in. The community aspect is the most commented on portion of life at Valpo because it is so strong. Campus truly becomes your home.

A negative part of the college experience is the strictness coming from VUPD, but most students feel that the positives highly outweigh the feelings of being treated like a child at times. Most students would choose Valpo again if they had to start over. If you are looking for a strong community and caring professors, Valpo really should be on your list. 

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