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  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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University of Valley Forge is a private, Christian university located in Charlestown Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 625 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the University of Valley Forge acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Theological and Ministerial Studies, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Divinity, Ministry, and Pre-Theology. Graduating 39% of students, University of Valley Forge alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
About University of Valley Forge...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
Address
1401 Charlestown Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
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University of Valley Forge Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
790-1050
ACT Range
18-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,437/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,214/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,281/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,379/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,263/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,965/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
625Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Love Jesus
    58%
  • Hates Sodexo
    32%
  • Music geek
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Home
    20%
  • Love it
    20%
  • Amazing
    16%
  • Enjoyable atmosphere, although to restrictive
    16%
  • I think the best of my choice to enter the school
    12%
  • Never a dull moment
    12%
  • Strict
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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The University of Valley Forge is a university with an atmosphere like no other. We are a Christian University and because of that the students here strive to be the best we can be in our relationships with Christ. Christianity is clearly represented in all classes offered here, and they help develop your own worldview. I would not trade my education here for anything! I love being part of a university that helps me grow in my knowledge, but also in my relationship with Christ.
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Loved my experience at UVF. The University is really changing for the better. Better food, better staff, more renovations. It feels like the leadership is listening to the students and making an effort to improve. The Lord is still working in and through this University in a big way!
I love it here at Valley Forge University! As a young student, I've always longed for a place to learn, grow, and call a home. The University Valley Forge provided that and more!The leadership of the school is amazing because they're willing to work with you no matter the issue. The Professors teach with such FRIE and PASSION that it's unbelievable! Digital Media is a very big at UVF.