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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).
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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.
|School type||private, coed college|
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.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||73.3%|
|Application deadline||July 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 15|
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.
|4-year graduation rate||46%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
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.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
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|
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)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data