VU Description

"Smaller certainly doesn't imply inferior," is one of the self-defining messages of Vincennes University. Located in the small town of Vincenne, Indiana, Vincennes is a university wrapped within a small college, wrapped within a university.

Since you get the best of both a small college and large university experience, Vincennes is ideal for those who are looking for an intimate and personalized environment in which to pursue a one, two or four-year degree.

Vincennes University admissions require a high school diploma or GED. If you do not have either, contact the admissions office for your options.

Academics include over 200 majors offered at Vincennes University in health, sciences, humanities, performing arts and business among others.

However, Vincennes University's classes remain small, with an average student-faculty ratio of 15:1.

Not only are the classrooms intimate, but college life promises a personal experience as well. For example, all students under age 21 are required to live in one of the six residence halls. Each of the halls features computer labs, kitchens and recreation rooms, promising a socially warm community at "home" as well as in the classroom.

Over 40 student clubs and a cluster of sororities and fraternities enhance the personalized social experience while helping to develop leadership and other skills.

While small, Vincennes is sure to point out that it certainly isn't lacking in quality, academically or culturally. The Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, a recently-built structure that hosts plays and concerts, is one example of how Vincennes continues to expand. The Donald G. Bell Recreational Facility is another recent addition to the campus.

Students may also benefit from participating in one of Vincennes' internship, work-study or volunteer opportunities with a variety of local businesses or charitable organizations.

In addition to work-study to assist with tuition, there are loans and partial or full scholarships for home-schooled high school students. There are also scholarships based on academic merit. These and other forms of financial aid are available to those who qualify.

Quick Facts about Vincennes University

Region

Midwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Trailblazer Willie

Nickname

VU

Website

www.vinu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$ 4,882

Out-of-State Tuition

$ 10,103

Retention Rate

69%

Enrollment

11,590

Year Established

1801

VU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 3.5

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67% of students gave Vincennes University 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Vincennes University has an excellent welding facility. They have a partnership with Lincoln Electric. The school could do a little better about their organization. Other than that, this school is fine. They have a nice dining center that everyone on campus can go and have something to eat. The only thing that is wrong is the parking at Vincennes University. Their are more Students commuting to school than ones who live on campus. So, there are more commuter parking spots than campus spots.

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

Overall VU seems like a good school

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VU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
11,590
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
11,590

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
53%
Part-Time
47%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
3%
African American
9%
Caucasian
67%
Unknown and Other
20%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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