Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Established in 1968, Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional undergraduate students, graduate students and working adults. Located in the heart of Ohio on 400 beautiful acres, MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students.

At MVNU, students receive an excellent education from a distinctly Christian perspective. They can choose from over 80 challenging academic majors to suit their career and life goals. Small class sizes mean students receive personal attention. Faculty involvement in research, scholarship and fieldwork makes them experts with real-world experience. Plus, every professor at MVNU integrates faith with learning.

Students are encouraged to live out their faith through special learning experiences. Opportunities such as internships, community service, mission trips, studies abroad and January term allow for study, service, and exploration in diverse environments. Nationally competitive Cougar athletics also build scholarship and leadership, while intramural sports and over 50 student-run organizations provide an outlet for every student to be involved.

Ranked in the Top 50 Regional Colleges (Midwest) by U.S. News & World Report, MVNU challenges students to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like, and to change their world with the love of Christ.

Financial Aid

Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Student Financial Planning staff exists to assist and counsel families through the financial aid process and the various aid programs. We encourage you to begin the process early, meet all deadlines and complete all the necessary forms. Over 90% of all MVNU students receive some type of financial aid, which is intended to supplement, not replace, what you and your family can afford and is available from institutional, federal, state and private sources. Aid programs include scholarships, grants, work-study and loans. To use MVNU's freshman scholarship calculator or to learn more about transfer student aid, visit Students interested in applying for any need-based aid or federal loan program must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is available online and can be submitted as early as January 1 for the next academic year.

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