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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

The Valparaiso Male and Female College was founded in 1859. It later became the Northern Indiana Normal School and then Valparaiso University (VU). By 1907 it was the second largest university in the country, second only to Harvard. (The University of Chicago was third; state schools had not yet become the giant institutions of today.) Since 1925 VU has been operated by the Lutheran University Association. Its Chapel of the Resurrection, the nation's largest collegiate chapel, attracts visitors from far and wide.

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