Valparaiso University

Lutheran university in Indiana

Valparaiso University is a private university in Valparaiso, Indiana. The university has about 4,061 students. It was founded in 1859. The current president of the university is Mark A. Heckler.



The athletics teams of the university are called the Beacons, changed from Crusaders in 2021. They have 17 varsity teams, 14 of which compete in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). The other three teams play sports that the MVC does not sponsor, and compete in other leagues. The football team plays in the Pioneer Football League, the men's swimming team competes in the Mid-American Conference, and the women's bowling team is a member of Conference USA.

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