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Reviews 907 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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.

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

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It helps to go talk to FA in person.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Lots of different people from different backgrounds.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: It's a pretty safe campus, not in a big city.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food gets old after a while.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Outdated, but there are plans to renovate campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Small class sizes, great help from professors.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Very high rate of employment for Valpo grads.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's a quiet town, stuff to do but no big events.

4 College Junior

Majors: No problems getting into the College of Engineering

4 College Junior

Majors: Lots of great opportunities, a lot of work though.

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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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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