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|President||Rev. David S. Kim|
1401 Charlestown Road|
Phoenixville, PA 19460, Phoenixville, PA, USA
|Affiliations||Assemblies of God USA|
The University of Valley Forge (UVF), formerly Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC), is an American four-year, residential university in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 8.8 miles from Valley Forge National Historical Park. It is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. The college offers several Bachelors and Masters programs.
To prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.
The University of Valley Forge began as a summer Bible School on the campgrounds of Maranatha Park, Green Lane, PA, in 1932. It existed for the training of pastors, evangelists, missionaries, Christian education workers and lay workers. The summer Bible School grew into a permanent Bible School and, in 1939, was chartered as Maranatha Bible School. Mergers with Beulah Heights Bible Institute, Metropolitan Bible Institute, New England Bible Institute and Pine Crest Bible School resulted in increased enrollment and a name change to Eastern Bible Institute and later, Northeast Bible Institute. The university moved in 1976 to the campus of the former Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville, PA.
Today the school has an enrollment of over 500 students, offers 50+ undergraduate programs and seven graduate programs. In the summer of 2002 the college was granted accreditation with Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Significant changes have also taken place on the college campus with major renovations and new construction. The newest building, Cardone Hall, was completed in the fall of 2007.
Valley Forge Christian College officially changed its name to the University of Valley Forge on September 16, 2014.
The University of Valley Forge is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. The college holds affiliate membership with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, an international higher education association of Christian colleges and universities.
The University of Valley Forge is approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant the degrees of Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Religious Education, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science.
ARTS AND SCIENCES
Valley Forge teams, nicknamed athletically as the Patriots, are part of the Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing as an Independent. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball and volleyball.
The College operates a fully accredited satellite campus at Christ Chapel in Woodbridge, Virginia. Students attending at this campus can earn degrees in some of the same courses of study as those at the University of Valley Forge main campus.