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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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Two male students and four female students, 2 of which are holding NACTA awards, stand in front of an empty animal pen with a NACTA banner hanging behind them.


VU Agribusiness students shine with second-place finishes in national livestock judging contest

A team of Vincennes University Agribusiness students showcased their outstanding expertise by placing second in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Livestock Judging Contest last month. In addition to the team's success, VU student Sidnee Mason emerged as a standout performer, placing second as an individual participant.
A group of Conservation Law Enforcement majors after the completion of the 24-hour challenge.


VU Conservation Law Majors complete grueling 24-hour Green Mile challenge

The culmination of the Green Mile was nothing short of impressive, showcasing the determination and resilience of Vincennes University Conservation Law Enforcement majors. As 28 VU students completed a 24-hour challenge, they collectively achieved a feat worth bragging about: covering over 18 miles through walking and running plus conquering 1,000 meters of swimming.
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Hartsfield named VU Women’s Basketball Interim Head Coach

Vincennes University has taken the first step in its effort to fill the roles of its legendary Hall of Fame Coach and Director of Athletics Harry Meeks, who announced his retirement on April 24. VU Assistant Coach Ingrida Hartsfield has been named VU Women’s Basketball Interim Head Coach. Meeks announced her appointment on Wednesday, May 8.
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VU Alumni Association seeks nominations for 2024 Davis Citation for Service Award

he Vincennes University Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2024 Walter A. Davis Memorial Citation for Service Award. The Walter A. Davis Citation nominee should be a member of the greater VU Community. This award recognizes and promotes civic leadership, professional achievements, and above all outstanding community contributions.
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Class of 2024 Graduate Spotlight: Samuel Lo (Hong Kong)

Yat Hei “Samuel” Lo, a driven and talented student from Hong Kong, has harbored the dream of pursuing film and broadcasting since his freshman year of high school.

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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.