Mount Vernon Nazarene University

800 Martinsburg Rd, Mount vernon, OH 43050-9500
Tel: (740)392-6868
Private not-for-profit | 2,267 students
Mount Vernon Nazarene University provide a rigorous academic program that encourages scholarship, critical reflection, and problem-solving; promote a distinctively Christian lifestyle within the Wesleyan evangelical tradition; and offer a supportive environment that inspires students to achieve their highest potential spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically, as they prepare not only for a career but also for meaningful service to God and humankind wherever their vocational choices under the leadership of God take them.

School Overview:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
CountyKnox County, OH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
150 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,267 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,825 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
442 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,756 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
511 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted73%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)440-590450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)470-590460-573
ACT English (25-75%)20-2719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)19-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)20-2720-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1968, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in Mount Vernon, Ohio is a co-educational liberal arts university with a solid evangelical Christian foundation and mission. Although the majority of the student body at MVNU is Nazarene, over 40 other Christian denominations are represented on the campus.
  • At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, we have not only remained committed to our founding precepts, but we also continue to apply them to everyday living. Consequently, the values outlined in the following pages are not merely statements on paper; they literally drive all aspects of university life.
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University is setting a higher standard of knowledge. You will find excellence in more than 60 academic programs spanning an impressive range of disciplines.
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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