Shine Forth.


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

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, 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. Seventy 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 in 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 Computer Science major developing technology infrastructure in Belize, a Nursing major providing care in Haiti, or an Education major teaching right here in the United States, you can be confident that you’re making the world a brighter place.

A bright future
When you graduate, your MVNU experience goes with you. Ninety-four percent of our 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.