Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, OH

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, OH

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Undergrad Christian Life

Illuminating education

At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, you’ll get the quality academic preparation you need to pursue your dreams. With a variety of programs, MVNU offers you the best foundation for a rewarding 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. Sixty-five percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students. That means you will receive personal attention and develop meaningful relationships with professors who care about your future.

A passion for service
Be a light to the world. MVNU’s commitment to service is unmatched in higher education. With more than 300 students traveling annually, our student experience provides real-world knowledge that is making a difference in all corners of the globe.

At MVNU, our faith is embodied in the ways we worship and the ways we serve others. With more than 750 weekly small-group participants, regular chapel services, and student-faculty mentoring relationships, opportunities for spiritual growth on campus are abundant, and you will never have to journey alone. Whether you are a Nursing major providing care in Haiti or an Education major teaching right here in the United States, you can be confident that you are making the world a brighter place.

A bright future
When you graduate, your MVNU experience goes with you. Ninety-six percent of alumni are employed or in graduate programs within a year of graduation. Your life will be shaped by the relationships you form, the choices you make, and the network of more than 19,000 alumni who share your values. You don’t want a run-of-the-mill life, so don’t settle for a run-of-the-mill college. Choose MVNU and let the best you shine forth.



Top 5% Best Colleges for the Money (3 years straight!) |


Top 20 Best College Dorms in Ohio |


Ranked 2nd for the lowest average student debt in Ohio |


One of Money Magazine’s Best Colleges for 2019


Top 20 Best Christian Colleges for 2020 | Best Value Schools

Let’s go Cougars!

MVNU’s athletic teams have a tradition of excellence—on and off the field! Many teams have a history of national recognition, while players and coaches are recognized with honors on the playing fields and in the classroom. MVNU has produced 18 Conference Players of the Year and 79 NAIA All-Americans. MVNU has over 15 varsity sports including baseball, softball, lacrosse, cheerleading, and esports. Our BRAND NEW modern Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium features a turf field and lights, and will soon include patio seating and community fields. Learn more about our athletics program at!

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “MVNU, through the classes and experience with professors, has helped shaped me into the person that I am now and continue to grow to be.”

    • Jaylynn Anasco, ‘22
  • “Being at MVNU has helped me to develop better relationships with the people around me and it showed me how to be a better Christian. I am so thankful to be here.”

    • Gerardo Molina, ‘22
  • “MVNU has changed the way I look at the way I serve those around me and humanity in general.”

    • Allison Albert, ‘20
  • “I have not experienced such a caring and intentional community anywhere else. If you are looking for people to invest in you, you do not have to look far to find them.”

    • Matias Malkamaki, ‘21