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Christian Life Profile

Shine Forth.

Illuminating education
At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, you’ll get the quality academic preparation you need to pursue your dreams. With more than 100 programs to choose from, MVNU offers you the best foundation for a rewarding and fulfilling career. MVNU is also one of the most affordable private institutions in Ohio.

MVNU’s faculty are passionate about empowering you to achieve your dreams and shine brightly. Seventy percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students. That means you will receive personal attention and develop meaningful relationships with professors who will become valuable mentors for the rest of your life.

Passionate faith
At MVNU we have a burning passion to know God and be a light to the world. Our faith is embodied in the ways we worship and in the ways we serve others. With more than 750 weekly small group participants, regular chapel services, and faculty-student mentoring relationships, opportunities for spiritual growth on campus are abundant, and you will never have to journey alone.

MVNU’s commitment to service is unmatched in higher education. Over 300 students travel to learn or serve annually, more than 12 local service opportunities are regularly available to students, and a number of our academic programs provide hands-on training that is making a difference in all corners of the globe. So whether you want to be a computer science major developing technology infrastructure in Belize, a nursing major providing health care in Haiti, or an early childhood education major teaching here in the United States, you can be confident that your education is also making the world a brighter place.

A bright future
When you graduate, your MVNU experience goes with you. Ninety-four percent of our alumni report being employed or in graduate programs within a year of graduation. Your life will be shaped and enhanced by the relationships you form, the choices you make, and the network of more than 19,000 alumni who share your values and aspirations. You’ll be spiritually stronger, prepared for excellence, and ready to light the world. You don’t want a run-of-the-mill life. So don’t settle for a run-of-the-mill college experience. Choose MVNU and shine forth.




What does it mean to shine forth at MVNU? See for yourself.