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Reviews 851 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe walking from my dorm to other places on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are so nice and willing to help each student out individually! They truly care about their students and are there when needed.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The student career center is a great place to visit when you have no idea what you want to do with your degree. I found it very useful.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I feel like our bathrooms in lank are always shutting down, I don't see why they're not fixed yet and people are always coming to fix them, making loud noise all the time, considering how much we're paying.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not into Greek life , sorry.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I guess it's great for everyone else but I'm not so into the athletics part of the school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like that it's a quiet school and the classrooms are small, but I guess what I don't like is the emphasis on the athletes, I feel like it's kind of high school all over again where the "jocks" get all the praise and you're "cool" only if you're on a sports team.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: VUPD does a good job of keeping campus safe and secure, and the campus is extremely safe for the students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes and overall atmosphere of the school is great and I think I made the right decision.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not used many of the career resources, but from what I can tell, they are very good.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are a bit small and I don't like the beds, but my biggest issue is the lack of air conditioning. Other than that, the social aspect of the dorms is very involved and there are always events to attend.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life, but they are very active in planning events and improving the overall atmosphere of the school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school was probably the best decision I could've made. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful, and the environment as a whole is very good. The professors and everyone there truly care about education.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: You're only here so they can take your money. Don't care about you or how you do.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Valpo University is very internationally welcoming with much importance placed upon excellent education. The faculty and students are very focused, kind and helpful. There will be a new and updated lab soon! And there are many social opportunities as well.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i do not like valpo. it is very small and very boring. As an athlete i am extremely dissapointed

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is has been very fulfilling in my education and social life. I do no think i could have picked a better school. The classes can be very difficult, but there are plenty of professors, staff, tutors, upperclassmen, and peers willing to help out.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the size of school as it means a good relationship with most of the professors and allows you to know alot of students on campus.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is small enough to have personal relationships with your professors for help in class, but large enough where you might not see or know everyone in your grade or major.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I come from a small town and a small high school. I almost went to a large university but I came to Valpo instead and I know now that I made the right choice. Valpo is the right size where you can be someone on campus but you won't meet everybody in your first semester. Just big enough. Class sizes are small, professors do the teaching, not a TA. It's not a wild place, if you're looking for college like you've seen in the movies with raging parties, I'm sorry but this isn't for you. If that's what you're looking for, I recommend you rethink your reasoning and choose the best education.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: I wouldn't change my decision for anything

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Valparaiso University is an unexpected gem. I was by no means planning to attend I just happened to go on a tour with a friend. I fe in love valpo is such a great university flowing with experiences. I am a music education student and it was very important to me on the type of teachers I had. I have not been disappointed all of the music faculty truly cares and goes out of there way to help students. Valpo has givin me not only an education but an opportunity to thrive.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The community throughout the school is amazing. It really mean a lot to see the sense of unity in my campus. I would choose Valparaiso all over again if I was given the choice.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People are very friendly at Valparaiso. There is a lot of pride in our school, but more for who we are as a university, not just sports. Nearly all the professors are amazing, and the advisors generally are quite helpful.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the campus; It's the perfect size, and has some great qualities that stand out to me. Overall it just feels like a perfect fit for me.

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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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