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Our campus pulses with energy and excitement. You’re just a walking distance from class, clubs and student activities.
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hands on learning
Gain real-world experience on and off-campus, in competitions, in other countries, through internships.
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Learning from the best
Our faculty is known for being highly experienced in the fields they teach, providing students with an immersive, collaborative, and inspiring environment.

we believe in you, and know you're capable of great things.

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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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VU 2022 graduates pose for a group photo wearing their white lab coats

05/13/2022

White Coat Ceremony celebrates Class of 2022

Between graduating from Vincennes University and starting his pursuit of a neuroscience degree at IUPUI, Andrew Brumett is interning this summer at the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. Brumett will work on projects related to breast and brain cancers. VU’s Chemistry Department honored Brummet and other recent graduates with a Chemical Sciences Lab Coat Ceremony. Faculty presented white lab coats to the students during the special event. It is a tradition that has become a rite of passage for VU graduates and marks a symbolic and significant step forward in their career pursuits.
AIM Site Director Caleb Wayman

05/12/2022

VU faculty Caleb Wayman named to Conexus Indiana Rising 30 list

Caleb Wayman, site director of the Vincennes University Advanced Internship in Manufacturing (AIM) Program, has been recognized as an emerging leader in advanced manufacturing and logistics. He is among 30 honorees under 30 years of age named to the Conexus Indiana Rising 30 Class of 2022. Wayman was celebrated for his early career achievements along with other young industry leaders in Indianapolis on Wednesday, May 11.
VU graduate Devon Myers stands on the patio of Jefferson Union with colorful chairs and the VU water tower behind him.

05/09/2022

VU Alumni Devon Myers: Blazing His Trail To Many Languages and Diverse Opportunities

Devon Myers's admiration of fascinating languages and cultures has only fueled his determination to gain perspective on the diverse customs and values cherished by various groups of people. It all started with the Linton, Indiana native's curiosity of foreign languages, beginning in a Spanish class during his freshman year of high school.  He graduated in April with two associate degrees, one in World Languages and Cultures and the other in Public Relations and Communication. Myers plans to take a break from school to save money before continuing his education to obtain a degree in international business.
Karissa Gayer operates surveying equipment while she stands near trees

05/03/2022

Trailblazer Karissa Gayer is mapping her path in male-dominated fields

From a young age, Karissa Gayer has always loved the great outdoors.  Any time she can, the new Vincennes University graduate is speeding around on her four-wheeler, exploring the terrain, going to recreational 3D bow and arrow shoots, and playing fetch with her German Shorthaired Pointer dog, Gracie. Never wasting an opportunity to venture into the vast outdoors, Gayer knew she wanted to go into a career that mainly revolved around being outside in nature. Following her passion, Gayer recently completed associate degrees in Surveying Technology and Architectural Studies Technology/CAD. VU is the only institution in Indiana that offers a degree in Surveying Technology, making VU the best choice for Gayer. The program also boasts a 100 percent graduation placement rate.

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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.