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About University of Valley Forge

University of Valley Forge is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. University of Valley Forge was founded in 1939 and now enrolls around 557 students a year, including 495 undergrads.

University of Valley Forge offers housing for up to 759 students. The majority of students live on-campus.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2021, the total market value of University of Valley Forge's endowment was $2.478 million For each full-time student, University of Valley Forge spends about $9,447. University of Valley Forge employs one full-time professor for every 11 undergrads enrolled.

2021 University of Valley Forge Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 63%
Average GPA 3.2
Tuition $21,760

University of Valley Forge Regular Decision Deadline 2022

University of Valley Forge Early Admission

University of Valley Forge does not offer early decision or early action.

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University of Valley Forge Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into University of Valley Forge. The acceptance rate at University of Valley Forge is 63%. Last year, 522 students applied to University of Valley Forge and 329 were admitted.

University of Valley Forge Waitlist 2021

University of Valley Forge reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of Valley Forge?

University of Valley Forge is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Valley Forge, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Valley Forge Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Letter(s) of Recommendation x
Transcript of High School Record

University of Valley Forge Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of Valley Forge is 3.2 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Valley Forge.

Is University of Valley Forge Test Optional?

University of Valley Forge is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at University of Valley Forge

Yes! University of Valley Forge provides on-campus housing for up to 759 students.

University of Valley Forge students are active in the school's Community Activities Board, START and SALT. Community Service Day, Forge Fest, and and Homecoming are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Valley Forge.

Financial Aid at University of Valley Forge

University of Valley Forge meets 56% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Valley Forge full-time are awarded $14,142 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is University of Valley Forge a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Valley Forge

About 69% of students who start at University of Valley Forge return for their second year of college. Out of the 140 students who started at University of Valley Forge as first-time freshman, 53 graduate within four years.

Around 45% of students who started at University of Valley Forge earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of Valley Forge Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $34,920 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Valley Forge sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Valley Forge a good school for you?

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Where is University of Valley Forge Located?

University of Valley Forge is located in the small town setting of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

If you want to see University of Valley Forge for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Phoenixville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Valley Forge and Phoenixville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1401 Charlestown Road Phoenixville, PA 19460

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Valley Forge Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Valley Forge is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Valley Forge is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Wondering what life at University of Valley Forge is like? There are approximately 557 students enrolled at University of Valley Forge, including 495 undergraduate students and 62 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from PA and 58% percent of students are from other states.


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