Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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800 Martinsburg Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Phone: (740) 392-6868
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jul. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#77 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private institution that was founded in 1968. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,756, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 406 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Mount Vernon Nazarene University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 77. Its tuition and fees are $23,690 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunity to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. MVNU exists to shape lives by educating the whole person and cultivating Christ-likeness for lifelong learning and service. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are challenged to achieve their highest potential in order to change the world with the love of Christ.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1968
Religious affiliation Nazarene
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $14,714,866


When applying to Mount Vernon Nazarene University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 15. The application fee at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.3 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 73.3%
Application deadline July 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is 13:1, and the school has 70.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mount Vernon Nazarene University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 46%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 59%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 8%
Education 7%

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Student Life

Mount Vernon Nazarene University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,756, with a gender distribution of 35.2 percent male students and 64.8 percent female students. At this school, 56 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus. Mount Vernon Nazarene University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,267
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Mount Vernon Nazarene University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Mount Vernon Nazarene University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 73 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Students who have cars on campus 73%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 82.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,405.

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Tuition and fees $23,690 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,980 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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