Valparaiso University

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The Valparaiso University ( Valpo ) is a private university in the U.S. state of Indiana. It was founded in 1859; Since 1925 she is a Lutheran university. In Fall Semester 2010, approximately 4,000 students were enrolled. Today, there are at the Valparaiso University 7 faculties: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, Christ College, the School of Law and Graduate Studies. The sports teams of the University bear the name Valparaiso Crusaders, and their colors are brown and gold. Valparaiso is a member of the Horizon League.


Valparaiso University is an hour away from Chicago in the Chicago metropolitan area. The campus is also adjacent to U.S. Highway 30, which runs through the southern part of the city of Valparaiso.

Old Campus

The Old campus of Valparaiso University is part of the old city of Valparaiso. When you find the Old Campus School of Law, the fraternities, the Martin Luther King Cultural Center and the Kade - Duesenberg German House.

New Campus

At the beginning of the 1950s, the University began to cultivate land that lay to the east of the Old Campus. Today you can find on the New Campus and at the same time most of the main building of the University. In the middle lies the Chapel of the Resurrection ( Church of the Resurrection ). It was built in 1959 and is 30 meters the tallest building in the city. Nearby are also the Neils Science Center, the Christopher Center Library ( the University Library ), the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts ( VUCA ), the Brauer Museum of Art and the Harre Union. In this part of the university are also nine dormitories and four other buildings with classrooms and lecture halls.

Famous graduates

  • Beulah Bondi, American actress
  • Mikhail Markovich Borodin, Russian revolutionary
  • Chris Ensminger, American basketball player
  • Urule Igbavboa, American basketball player
  • George W. Norris, American politician
  • Dewey Scanlon, American football coach