Founded: VU is Indiana’s first college. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President, founded VU in 1801 while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. VU was incorporated as Vincennes University on November 29, 1806.
Campuses: VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper and additional sites such as Indianapolis, Lebanon, and Gibson County. A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation. The Vincennes Campus covers 200+ acres and includes more than 30 major buildings. The Welsh Administration Building is the oldest building on campus.
Residential life: The Vincennes Campus is the only residential campus and features 6 residence halls and university apartments housing nearly 1,700 students.
International students, Vincennes Campus: 45 active students representing the countries of Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, China (including Hong Kong), Congo (Kinshasa), Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (Jordan), Saudi Arabia (Lebanon), Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
Official Enrollment, as of October 2018:
Vincennes Campus: 2,418, of which 57% are male and 43% are female.
Student-to-faculty ratio is 22:1.
System-wide: 16,390, which includes both the Vincennes and Jasper campuses as well as the VU Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis, and other programs such as Project EXCEL, Early College, Military Education, and Business & Industry.
Tuition: Vincennes University continues to offer the lowest tuition of any residential college in Indiana. Click here for a complete listing of Tuition, Fees, and General Expenses.
Academics: VU has 6 colleges within the University
College of Business & Public Service
College of Health Science & Human Performance
College of Humanities
College of Science, Engineering, & Mathematics
College of Social Science, Performing Arts, & Communication
College of Technology
School Colors: Blue and Gold.
Mascot: Trailblazer Willie.
Financial Aid: The percentage of all first-time, full-time undergraduates systemwide during 2016-17 who received financial aid was 93%.