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 2,300 students.

The majority of students getting into MVNU had an SAT score in the range of 980 - 1220, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 20 - 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the MVNU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.33. MVNU sends acceptance letters to about 70% of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 34% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall MVNU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mount Vernon Nazarene University was reported as 73.0% in Fall 2020 with over 1,310 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 - 25
  • MVNU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

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 Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for MVNU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.2%
  • 2017-2018: 76.7%
  • 2018-2019: 75.8%
  • 2019-2020: 73.0%
  • Projected MVNU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 69.4%

How Does MVNU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for MVNU is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Kenyon College34.1%
Denison University29.4%
Otterbein University80.2%
Ohio Wesleyan University67.3%
Ohio Dominican University83.9%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MVNU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 600
Math480 - 620
Total Score980 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 25
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