Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU)

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University can be found in Mount Vernon, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. MVNU has an enrollment of approximately 2,700 students.

The majority of students getting into MVNU had an SAT score in the range of 950 - 1200, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 20 - 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the MVNU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. MVNU sends acceptance letters to about 60% of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 37% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall MVNU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Mount Vernon Nazarene University was reported as 63.5% in Fall 2013 with over 1,280 college applications submitted to MVNU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MVNU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • MVNU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Mount Vernon Nazarene University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into MVNU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.8%
  • 2010-2011: 74.9%
  • 2011-2012: 72.3%
  • 2012-2013: 73.2%
  • 2013-2014: 63.5%
  • Projected MVNU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.6%

How Does MVNU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for MVNU is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Kenyon College38.4%
Denison University46.0%
Otterbein University73.7%
Ohio Wesleyan University75.4%
Ohio Dominican University49.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MVNU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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