Vincennes University (VU)

Vincennes, IN

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Vincennes University

Vincennes University Student Essentials

Vincennes University Student Essentials
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

About VU

"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.

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VU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Vincennes University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

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

Overall VU seems like a good school


VU Map & Location

Vincennes University
1002 North First Street
Vincennes, IN 47591


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Getting Around VU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Vincennes, IN

Winter
Dec
42
25
Jan
38
21
Feb
43
24
Spring
Mar
54
33
Apr
66
44
May
76
54
Summer
Jun
84
63
Jul
88
66
Aug
87
64
Fall
Sep
81
56
Oct
69
45
Nov
56
35

VU Students

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

Ethnic Diversity:

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

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 53%
Part-Time 47%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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