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VU is a small university which allows your instructors to give you individualized support. You will be known by your name and connected with resources to meet your goals. Here you will be respected, listened to, and cared about.
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Campus Life

On and off campus Trailblazers have access to a multitude of extracurricular activities such as music festivals, the arts, and action-packed athletic events! Vincennes is a historic city that is rich and vibrant with culture. You will enjoy local theatre, festivals, historic landmarks and plenty of unique eats.

Known for being first

Founded in 1801 VU is Indiana’s first college making your degree widely recognized by top employers! Vincennes is a vibrant city rich with culture and history. Here you will find many unique local happenings such as the George Rogers Clark National Historic park, Fort Knox II, and the mansion of VU founder and US President William Henry Harrison.

A degree above the rest

Those with a college degree tend to earn more, a lot more. With a bachelor’s degree you may earn approximately $1 million more than someone with a high school diploma. College is a pathway to a great career, it's also where you’ll build a professional network, find a community filled with new people, and have new exciting experiences. Here you’ll make life-long friends, learn about yourself and about the world around you.

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scholarships & savings

We believe quality education should be affordable and attainable to all. That's why VU keeps tuition low, in fact we have the lowest tuition of any residential University in the State of Indiana. We also offer a plethora of scholarships that can help you pay for college tuition and living expenses.

VU offers instate tuition for Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.

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12/02/2022

2022 Mid-Year Graduate fuels her passion for agriculture

Audrey Hislip ’22 started her college path with an eye on education, but deep down she has always loved agriculture and animals. "Ever since I was a little girl, I have always had a love for animals and agriculture,” the Vincennes native says. "Even though I didn’t grow up on a farm, I still participated in 4H, was always learning something new about agriculture, and of course, had lots of animals." However, when it came time to choose a college degree, agriculture wasn’t exactly at the top of her list. Hislip began as an Education major at VU but realized it wasn’t the right fit for her. She found a mentor in VU College of Business and Public Service Dean Susan Brocksmith, who previously served as Agribusiness Program Chair and encouraged Hislip to explore agriculture as a future career.
Kara Nicholson standing in the sea with a youth in Haiti

12/01/2022

Learn in Order to Serve: 2022 Mid-Year Graduate is living the VU motto

Kara Nicholson ’22 is determined to help others, and she uses her strong work ethic to be of service to people outside of the United States. The connected community of a Caribbean nation near and dear to her heart draws the Vincennes University Education Major to serve those who are in need and individuals affected by poverty. Nicholson of Odon, Indiana, will graduate from VU with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Mild Intervention K-12 at Mid-Year Commencement on Dec. 3 in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. After graduation, she is moving to Haiti in January to help develop the curriculum for a special needs home.
Dr. Elin Jung, Dr. Chuck Johnson and Esther Yoon during the signing of a MOU in the President's Office on the Vincennes Campus

11/30/2022

New VU-UBMK partnership expands international opportunities for students in Mongolia

Vincennes University and the UBMK School have signed a memorandum of understanding that will create new educational and transformative opportunities for UBMK students in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. UBMK was established in 1998 by the Korean missionary association in Mongolia. It is the only K-12 Korean International school approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Mongolia. After graduating from UBMK, students can continue their education at an American university or Korean university.
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11/29/2022

VU to hold 2022 Mid-Year Commencement on Dec. 3

Vincennes University will celebrate its graduates at the Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. (ET) at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.

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Meet our students

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Perla Maldonado

My experience has been incredible. I have a good teacher. She is a very kind, understanding, and friendly person. My colleagues are very generous. I have met more students who have helped me practice my English.

Jabari Hunter

VU opened up possibilities for things I didn't even know about when I first started playing the piano. Joining the Blues Ensemble and Christian Campus Fellowship at VU allowed me to show the world who I am.

Marley Elder

I had a choice to go straight into the workforce or transfer to another school, but I stayed because I like the teachers. I feel like I’m learning a lot compared to other schools. The community is great. I’ve made lots of friends here. It’s just a nice, quiet, friendly community.

Fatima Ayala

I chose Vincennes University because I grew up in the town, and I wanted to stay close to home, plus it was affordable, which is the best.

My Vũ

Studying at VU has helped me prepare and cultivate my confidence, essential skills, and knowledge, and now I am ready for my new journey at Arizona State University this coming fall.

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The Lifeblood of our Institution is our students

Whether you are a gamer, foodie, performer, activist, artist or athlete you will have plenty to do! Each semester is packed with performances and time-honored activities like paddling the Wabash.