Mount Vernon Nazarene University seeks students who have intellectual ability, moral character, life purpose, and who identify with the University’s philosophy of Christian liberal arts education. Consideration is given to academic achievement and conduct consistent with the Christian values and moral principles of the University. By signing the application, the student commits to abiding by the academic and lifestyle standards of the University upon enrollment. Admission is based upon the completed application file, including transcripts of all academic work, score reports from ACT or SAT, references, and personal statements on the application form.
Students considering Mount Vernon Nazarene University are encouraged to schedule a campus visit, during which they may meet with an admissions counselor, visit a classroom, tour the campus, and receive information about admission requirements, academic programs, extra-curricular opportunities, financial aid, and standards of conduct. Those desiring a campus visit should contact the Admissions Office for arrangements and available dates when a visit can be scheduled, preferably allowing at least two weeks for planning the visit schedule. Prospective students may also participate in on-campus recruitment events and experiences. The admissions staff is available to high school guidance counselors, pastors, youth leaders, and two-year college officers for high school and community college visits, church services and youth activities, informational programs, and telephone consultations about admission to Mount Vernon Nazarene University.