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Reviews 931 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. It puts you so close to all the awesome events that Valpo hosts.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball is amazing, but the other sports are not as awesome.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: My friends in Greek life really enjoy it, and Valpo's Greek life has a large influence from philanthropy, which makes it an amazing experience.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The University Police are very nice, and love what they do, making interactions with them significantly less painful than other locations may be.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even my general Engineering classes were less crowded than than I was expecting. The largest lecture hall on campus is the smallest class size my friends at public schools have. It is amazing how the classes allow professors to really get to know the students, and in turn, keep up with them. I appreciate the effort my professors put in to keeping up with everyone in the class.

Valpo offers a WIDE variety of classes, ranging all over on topics of study. Even within the Honors College, Christ College, there are so many choices for specializing.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Valpo has an amazing network to help graduates get jobs in their fields. A friend of mine is interning this summer at a Valpo Alumni's company.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professor's here are very informative and care about their jobs. The course are relative.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: VU does a great job at preparing you for job interviews and projects. They have an excellent crew that does mock interviews and sets their students up with real employers.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. They have emergency call buttons if needed.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's great, the whole building loves to be social and get together and have fun. I love living with these people and having all these people around!

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They do alot for the community and are a big help!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a great show of school spirit! Everyone loves to go to a football game or soccer game! The work out rooms are clean and up to date.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Valparaiso University is such a beautiful and enriching school. Everyone that attends is so friendly and helpful. The professor's are passionate about what they teach and teach with enthusiasm. I love going to school there!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: While some professors seem to be unfair to their students, the overwhelming majority of professors are fair and professional.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The university is very helpful when it comes to placing graduates.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Few of the housing facilities are out of date, but besides that everything seems clean and healthy.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some of the facilities are amazing and seem like a five star hotel, while others are not very well kept and out of date.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I am in Greek life and has been a very positive life changing experience.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The men's basketball program is very important to the campus. Other than that sports are not a huge part of campus life.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Going to Valpo was the best decision of my life. I cannot ask for a better experience than the one I have had in my first two years.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is a variety of courses provided for each major. However, as a freshman, one is required to take Core. The only problem I have with this course is that it is taught by different professors and many do not follow guidelines of the course, therefore, the work load becomes unfair.

I have had difficulty with two professors during my first year when considering grading. The professors are willing to meet during their office hours to help their students in the course.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a freshman, I haven't been exposed to many career prospects because I have just finished my general requirements. We do have a couple of career fairs during the year to help students network.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe walking alone on campus. Every time I am alone, I see at least one person I know. We also get alerts if there is criminal behavior near us.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are the dorms you cannot wait to get out of. The rest of the dorms are very nice.However, it is annoying that you cannot live off campus.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It is easy to find genuine friends, especially through Greek life. Greek life at Valparaiso has a different representation rather than a big school. It is known for the the philanthropic opportunities.

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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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