#25 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University overview
Location Mount Vernon, Ohio
Online mvnu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Mount Vernon Nazarene University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU), a private Christian liberal arts college, is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, within comfortable driving distance from the state?s capital, Columbus. Established in 1968, the university is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene and occupies a suburban campus known for its contemporary architectural designs. MVNU offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable strength in fields such as nursing, business, education, and theology. The university fosters a learning environment with a moderately selective admissions process. Student housing is available with options for traditional residence halls, townhouses, and apartments, aiming to accommodate a majority of its student body on campus. While MVNU provides a spectrum of athletic programs as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), it does not specifically emphasize athletic prowess as a core identity attribute.

In the most recent statistical year 1,070 prospective students applied, and 913 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 296 enrolled in the school.  1,494 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 447 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,918 plus fees of $250. MVNU is ranked 623 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












MVNU is rated within the lower 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Mount Vernon Nazarene University overview
SAT 963/1228
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.55

Applications Accepted

Mount Vernon Nazarene University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$250
Room and Board $9,612
Budget for Other Expenses$4,000
Total One Year Cost$49,380

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mount Vernon Nazarene University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 44%
Education 10%
Human Services 6%
Health Professions 6%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4%

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