University of Valley Forge Overview
University of Valley Forge is a private not-for-profit institution located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Phoenixville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is University of Valley Forge Known For?
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at UVF.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 27% of the faculty were full-time.
University of Valley Forge Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UVF.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UVF has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Theological & Ministerial Studies Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Divinity/Ministry Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#8||Highest Paid Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Graduates||College Factual|
|#16||Highest Paid Divinity/Ministry Graduates||College Factual|
|#23||Highest Paid Theological & Ministerial Studies Graduates||College Factual|
|#23||Highest Paid Master’s Degree Theology & Religious Vocations Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is University of Valley Forge?
Contact details for UVF are given below.
|Address:||1401 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460-2373|
How Do I Get Into UVF?
You can apply to UVF online at: https://go.valleyforge.edu/apply-now/inquiryform
Admission Requirements for UVF
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UVF?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.
Can I Afford University of Valley Forge?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UVF, approximately 88% of students took out student loans averaging $7,318 a year. That adds up to $29,272 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UVF is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
University of Valley Forge Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 62 graduate students at the school.
Of the 396 full-time undergraduates at UVF, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Valley Forge students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||64|
|Hispanic or Latino||78|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at University of Valley Forge. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 3 countries are represented at UVF. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Jamaica, and Dominican Republic.
Online Learning at University of Valley Forge
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UVF has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 75th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UVF
The following table shows how UVF is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||#10||#4|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#12||#12|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#31||#31|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#49||#34|
Online Growth Rankings of UVF
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Valley Forge was 10.1%. This is the #1,387 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UVF regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UVF majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Human Resource Management||50%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UVF ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UVF.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#37|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#127|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#132|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#188|
|Human Resource Management||#218|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Valley Forge Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||5||3||20||1||29|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||0||0||17||0||17|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||0||0||9||0||9|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||0||6||0||6|
|Business Administration & Management||0||0||0||5||5|
|Human Resource Management||0||0||0||4||4|
|Health & Physical Education||0||0||4||0||4|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||0||0||2||1||3|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||0||2||0||2|
|General English Literature||0||0||2||0||2|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||0||0||2||0||2|
|Public Relations & Advertising||0||0||0||0||0|
|Human Development & Family Studies||0||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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