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Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
72%
Admission Difficulty for Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into MVNU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at MVNU is 72%.  It ranks #31 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. MVNU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 972 out of 1,341 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent (SAT 980/1250 ACT 19/26). Mount Vernon Nazarene University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.59. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The MVNU application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Mount Vernon Nazarene University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 6% of students submitted SAT scores and 94% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

MVNU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
980-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
6%
SAT Scores for Mount Vernon Nazarene University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Mount Vernon Nazarene University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mount Vernon Nazarene University?

Mount Vernon Nazarene University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. MVNU ranks #21 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mount Vernon Nazarene University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >83%
1115 to 1250 Avg + 72%-83%
980 to 1115 Avg - 58%-72%
845 to 980 Reach 42%-58%
Less than 845 Low <42%
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MVNU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
94%
ACT Scores for Mount Vernon Nazarene University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Mount Vernon Nazarene University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MVNU?

Admission data indicates that MVNU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mount Vernon Nazarene University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >84%
22 to 26 Avg + 72%-84%
19 to 22 Avg - 60%-72%
16 to 19 Reach 46%-60%
Less than 16 Low <46%
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MVNU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.59
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Mount Vernon Nazarene University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into MVNU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mount Vernon Nazarene University was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MVNU accepts 72% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

82% of Mount Vernon Nazarene University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mount Vernon Nazarene University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Mount Vernon Nazarene University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 794 547 1,341
Accepted 581 391 972
Acceptance Rate 73% 71% 72%
Enrolled 192 153 345
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 39% 35%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
216

Applicants have 216 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mount Vernon Nazarene University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mount Vernon Nazarene University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mount Vernon Nazarene University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204194 IPEDS survey data for Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

FAQs

Does Mount Vernon Nazarene University prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to MVNU. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Mount Vernon Nazarene University?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to MVNU. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Mount Vernon Nazarene University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1250. 6% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Mount Vernon Nazarene University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.