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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?

97 Undergraduate Awards
$31,002 Avg Cost After Aid
63% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at UVF.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 27% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Other Theology & Religion Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Theological & Ministerial Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Theological & Ministerial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UVF has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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.

Contact Details
Address: 1401 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460-2373
Phone: 610-935-0450

How Do I Get Into UVF?

You can apply to UVF online at:

Admission Requirements for UVF

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UVF?

63% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 63%, UVF does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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?

$31,002 Net Price
88% Take Out Loans
11.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UVF is $31,002. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

396 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 495 undergraduate students at UVF, with 396 being full-time and 99 being part-time.


There are also 62 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 396 full-time undergraduates at UVF, 47% are male and 53% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Valley Forge students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 64
Hispanic or Latino 78
White 199
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 40

Geographic Diversity

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

142 Took All Classes Online
336 Took At Least One Class Online
10.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 336 students took at least one online class at the school.

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
Missionary Studies #19 #19
Theology & Religious Vocations #31 #31
Music #40 #28
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
Music #43
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.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Theological & Ministerial Studies 5 3 20 1 29
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 17 0 17
Music 0 0 3 11 14
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 9 0 9
General Psychology 0 0 7 0 7
General Business/Commerce 0 0 6 0 6
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 6 0 6
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 5 5
Social Work 0 0 5 0 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
Missionary Studies 0 0 2 0 2
Religious Education 0 0 1 0 1
Sacred Music 0 0 1 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0
Biblical Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5 3 89 22 119


*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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