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Valparaiso University


Valparaiso is a safe, friendly community of 31,000. From its convenient location in Northwest Indiana, residents can enjoy the cultural and intellectual life of the city of Chicago, which is one hour northwest, and the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which are just 20 minutes north. Valparaiso’s attractive downtown area includes a shop-lined main street and neighborhoods of handsome 100-year-old residences. Dramas and musicals are presented at the historical Memorial Opera House while the city’s many parks offer excellent recreational opportunities.


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