Consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best comprehensive universities in the Midwest (#1 several times during the past several years), Valparaiso University (VU) is well known for its rigorous academic programs and strong support for international education. It offers more than sixty graduate and undergraduate degree programs, including JD, LLM, MBA, MS/MA degrees in nursing, psychology, English, education, history, economics and business. Valpo's diverse educational programs and excellent student/faculty ratio (13:1) create a stimulating and welcome learning environment for U.S. as well as international students. Located in Northwestern Indiana (50 miles from Chicago), Valparaiso is a unique residential community of 26,000 which retains its safe, friendly, small-town atmosphere. more . . .