Welcome

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Campus Living

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.

BLAZE

YOUR

TRAIL

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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Home of the trailblazers

Our story

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A DEGREE ABOVE THE REST

Explore 180+ Programs

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living and learning

campus life

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.

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.

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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.

News and Events

A group of six diverse male and female students wearing white labs with their arms wrapped around each other pose for a photo.

07/18/2024

VU achieves 100% acceptance rate to pharmacy schools nationwide for 15 consecutive years

Vincennes University proudly announces an extraordinary milestone: The College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics boasts a perfect, 100 percent acceptance rate for its graduates into pharmacy schools nationwide for an impressive 15 consecutive...
Outdoors on the Vincennes Campus, smiling female high school students stand next to male high school student holding a video camera and capturing video.

07/16/2024

Students get hands-on experience at VU's Broadcasting Summer Camp

Nearly 20 high school and middle school students who participated in the Broadcasting Summer Camp hosted on Friday, July 12, by the Vincennes University Broadcasting Department, Vincennes PBS and Blazer 91.1 WVUB.
Male and female STEM Academy students sitting and standing at a long table on a stage. Other students sit in chairs in front of the stage.

07/01/2024

Photo gallery: 2024 Vincennes STEM Academy

A female student wearing a chef's hat and chef jacket serves an older male diner at a buffet.

06/25/2024

VU Culinary Arts students showcase skills with flavorful dining events

During spring semesters, the teaching kitchens in Governor’s Hall hum with the energy of VU students perfecting their culinary skills and immersing themselves in extraordinary real-world learning experiences by offering student-led, budget-friendly...
Headshot of Mike Gehrich. He is wearing a dress shirt and blazer jacket.

06/25/2024

Mike Gehrich named Interim Dean of VU College of Technology

Longtime VU Director of Aviation Mike Gehrich will become Interim Dean for the College of Technology. He replaces Ty Freed who has accepted a position as an automotive instructor at Twin Rivers Career and Technical Education Cooperative.

University Events

meet our students

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Ready to begin?

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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.