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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University
University information
NameValparaiso University
MottoIn luce tua videmus lucem (Latin)
Motto in EnglishIn Thy light we see light
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Endowment$140.8 million
PresidentMark A. Heckler
Under graduates2875
Post graduates1186
CampusSuburban, 310 acre (125.5 ha)
Athletics18 Division I NCAA teams
ColorsBrown and Gold
Athletic nicknameCrusaders
AffiliationsIndependent Lutheran

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Valparaiso University, known colloquially as Valpo, is a regionally accredited private university located in the city of Valparaiso in the U.S. state of Indiana. Founded in 1859, it consists of five undergraduate colleges, a graduate school, and a law school. Valparaiso University is owned and operated by the Lutheran University Association, a non-profit corporation, and is the largest independent Lutheran university in the United States. It is also home to the second largest collegiate chapel in the world, the Chapel of the Resurrection.

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