B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    D
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Crossroads League
Address
800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Website

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$19,442/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,847/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,081/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,739/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,353/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,582/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,466Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Friendly.
    60%
  • Easy to talk to
    20%
  • Friendly but close-minded
    5%
  • Ignorant
    5%
  • Sheltered
    5%
  • Weird
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Faith-oriented
    61%
  • Friendly.
    28%
  • Tight-knit Community
    6%
  • Un-Lit
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is one of the best colleges to transfer into as a high school student thanks to the wonderful staff and faculty and students already there who make people feel welcome and feel at home. MVNU is a very small, community based university so therefore it is easy to get to know someone fast and there is a lot of support for someone to be there. Academically, MVNU challenged me in ways my high school education could not and it has transformed me into a smarter and quicker learner, writer, speaker, and thinker. MVNU also has taught me over 1 semester how to be self-reliant and independent as an adult which is a great lesson to have in life. They do not call this school "life-changing" for nothing!
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Overall MVNU is not a bad school. I like almost all of the professors, they want you to succeed. They handle roommate issues awful. If you want to move rooms you have to talk to the RA AND the RD and they dont want to move you. They would rather sit down and have a big group therapy session and pray about it instead! Some people just are not compatible! Chapel is required and you get charged a hefty fine if you decide not to go. The food is awful. I understand that no college food is going to be great, but I opened up the bag of bagels and there was mold everywhere on them. There is nothing to do on campus on the weekends because everyone goes home. Freshman have a curfew of midnight. Opposite genders in the dorms is only two times a week from 8-12 and the door must be open to 90 degrees, lights on, no blankets, no laying down, need to be a good distance apart. You have a dress code (no leggings or short shorts).
Considering the religious affiliation of this school, it isn't as sheltered as most. It's perfect for students who prefer smaller classes and the campus is easy to navigate because it's very small. Students and professors are kind and easy to get to know, and the school is great at making new students feel welcome through events and activities aimed towards helping students get to know people. There are restrictions and requirements, I mean, it’s a private Nazarene school for crying out loud. There’s chapel requirements, but they make it easy for you to skip a few and replace the credit by other means. As for restrictions, curfews and open dorms only apply to freshmen and the dorms, not apartments. It's a reasonable place, especially considering the religious affiliation and they are very careful in keeping the campus a safe place to be.