Mount Vernon Nazarene University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
NAIA Division II
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management119 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services79 Graduates
Studio Arts15 Graduates
Early Childhood Education10 Graduates
Religious Studies10 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration8 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.57 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Reviews
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!
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.