Students considering a Christian university, such as the University of Valley Forge (UVF), may wonder what to expect from the academic and social experience on campus and in the classroom. Secular students, or students questioning their faith, may be particularly curious about what a Christian education entails.
To help illustrate some of the benefits to attending a Christian university, here are six key data points about the University of Valley Forge:
- The student to faculty ratio is 13:1
- More than 300 staff, students, and faculty participate in national and international trips annually
- The campus is 100% WiFi
- 98% of students receive financial aid
- The university offers over 200 on-campus jobs
- Students can choose from over 50 programs of study
For more information about the benefits to attending a Christian university, we turn to Jerome Douglas, PdD, Department Chair of Church Ministries at the University of Valley Forge:
Q. What are the benefits to attending a Christian university, such as UVF, and in what ways do you recommend secular and Christian students take full advantage of these benefits?
A. An education at the University of Valley Forge gives students an opportunity to prepare for their chosen field or profession, as they develop intellectually, spiritually, and socially. The best way to maximize this educational opportunity is to engage the community of faculty, staff, and fellow students. This is a place to become the leader you were always intended to be.
Q. What can students, particularly secular students, expect from a Christian university?
A. At the University of Valley Forge, we are a community that values the rigorous examination of pressing questions of the ages and of the day, through the lens of a Biblically-formed and historically-aware Christian worldview.
Q. For students weighing the pros and cons of attending either a Christian or secular school, what advice might you give them?
A. The environment of the University of Valley Forge provides a unique opportunity for professional and leadership development. We have a faculty committed to providing the rigor of excellence, immersed in a Christian worldview. There is a community of students eager to grow and become leaders in the Church and the world. The combination of these components creates a powerful updraft, assisting students to become the leaders they were intended to be—intellectually, spiritually, socially, and professionally.
For students wanting to learn more about the faculty, history and philosophy at the University of Valley Forge, peruse the About section of our website.