Mount Vernon Nazarene University

800 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, OH
Christian college

Questions and Answers about Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Conner D.
7 months ago
Does Mount Vernon Nazarene University have scholarships for Bible quizzing and BLAST?
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Hi Conner, Yes! MVNU does accept scholarships earned during Bible quizzing and BLAST! Once accepted, alert the financial aid office of these scholarships and we'll apply them to your account!
Abigail S.
8 months ago
Does Mount Vernon Nazarene University offer student athlete scholarships?
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Hi Abigail! MVNU does offer athletic scholarships! If you're interested in playing a sport at MVNU, go to and fill out the "Recruit Me" form!
Sky M.
11 months ago
How strictly do school policies relate to the teachings of the bible?
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Hello Sky! Mount Vernon Nazarene University is an intentionally Christian university. This school exists to change the world with the love of Christ. Students at MVNU participate in Chapel, small groups, community outreach opportunities, and classes about the Bible and spiritual formation. Come for a visit!

Majors offered at Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Social Work

Academics at Mount Vernon Nazarene University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Less Selective (76% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Mount Vernon Nazarene University demographics

84% White
4% Black
3% Multiracial
2% Hispanic
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Common careers for Mount Vernon Nazarene University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner99k
Commodity Manager60k
Administrative / Office Manager53k
Administrative Assistant49k
High School Teacher45k
Based on 25 student responses
44.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
79.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
52%in High-Meaning careers
7%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University financial aid

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Student reviews of Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Accessible and helpful professors
Safe campus
Beautiful campus
Comfortable dorms
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Anna Bennett
Information Technology (IT)



This school offers a good education for a fairly low price (almost no one pays the ticket price for tuition). The professors are mostly very knowledgeable in their fields. The one drawback is the required chapel attendance and emphasis on a Christian worldview in classes.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the professors try too hard to insert Christianity into lectures that don't relate to that subject. Also, the student conduct code is somewhat strict (no drinking, no sex, etc.)

Gabrielle Joyce
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Crafting + 19 others



I love the environment of MVNU. It is a small school but this makes for a better connection to professors, staff, and students. I am not just another number or a name on a degree, I am a person.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food could be better. I have intolerances to some foods like milk, eggs, and wheat. There are not many options for me so I end up eating a lot of the same things. It is a small school so I can understand why there is not a big need to accommodate but they make sure to label everything so I can avoid those foods.

Kiera Hoover
Self Care
Pageants + 6 others



If you find a group of people that you mesh well with, then you will have no real problems here. Faculty are very helpful when it comes to academic, social, personal, and spiritual guidance. There are always sporting events to attend, to which students get free admission, and at these games, students are entered into raffles to win free stuff! The student government sets up lots of fun activities and makes sure students are aware of them through their student emails. Since it is a small campus, walking from one side to the other takes no time at all, which also gives the campus a more safe and more secure vibe. Small class sizes also allow for close, genuine relationships with professors, staff, and faculty. While it is in a small town, it's full of rich history and opportunities to experience beautiful nature. The campus is located only a few minutes away from the gorgeous Kokosing river, with several available trails to walk or bike. So while there aren't always a lot of things to do directly on campus, there's usually more to do if you venture outside the campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

While the good mainly outweighs the bad, nowhere is perfect. The mandatory spiritual formation credits that they require can feel forced and ingenuine. As a university that says they are accepting of all Christian denominations or lack thereof, there is still a sense of exclusion among students who believe differently than the "norm". While student government plans some events, they are usually at inconvenient times or just plain old, not interesting. Because of this, there really isn't much to do on campus. Unless you have a very specific medical exemption, they also require you to pay for a very expensive meal plan for food that does not match the price. Some people have gotten sick from certain meals, and in my year of being here so far, I have been to the cafeteria maybe a handful of times. The visiting hours for when people of the opposite gender can come over are few and far between and wildly inconvenient. There are only 3 days a week, split between the dorms and only 3 hours at a time. Not only do the visiting hours create some issues, but the dorm quality also does as well, especially the shared bathroom. From clogged toilets to drain flies, using the bathroom here is like a mini Indiana Jones adventure.

Ashley Farrar
Baking + 4 others



Overall, MVNU is a nice place to go to college. There are a lot of caring and compassionate professors. This is a great place for those who want to take college seriously.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food is not the best.

Kelsey T
Drawing And Illustration



You need to have chapel credits so you have to go to chapel or other related events.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Chapel credits are not fun to get.

Christian Snyder
Hiking And Backpacking



As I’ve been attending MVNU for going on 5 years now, I have been through a lot with this university. The Professors overall are very interested in students' success. I also have to say I feel very accepted at MVNU as I’ve come out as a transgender male on campus. I was very nervous at first as it’s a Christian university. But, I’ve never felt an environment that has felt so accepting as to how the music department has accepted me. I am the very first transgender to come out at MVNU and even in the music department, and I’m thankful to say I’ve made a lot of healthy connections with students and music staff at my university.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

As a commuter, it can get very tricky with making connections on campus, but once you recognize that you’ve talked more to professors on campus, the connections with wanting to make friends on campus naturally happen.

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