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

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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 & EVENTS

Harry Meeks (left) receives a Resolution of Appreciation from Dr. Chuck Johnson and the Board of Trustees.

06/13/2024

VU Board of Trustees pays tribute to Harry Meeks

Director of Athletics and Hall-of-Fame Women’s Basketball Coach Harry Meeks was honored on Wednesday, June 12, by the Vincennes University Board of Trustees. During a meeting of the trustees, VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson presented a resolution...
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06/10/2024

Forbes Advisor ranks VU RN-to-BSN Online Bachelor’s Degree among the Best and Best Affordable in the nation

VU has received dual recognition from Forbes Advisor, being named one of the Best RN-to-BSN Online Programs in 2024 and one of the Best Affordable RN-to-BSN Online Programs of 2024
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06/05/2024

Stephanie Stemle named Interim Dean of Vincennes University Jasper

VU is pleased to announce that Stephanie Stemle, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, will take on the role of Interim Dean of VU Jasper as current Assistant Vice President and Dean Christian Blome is leaving VUJ for a new professional...
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06/04/2024

NOTICE OF MEETING: Vincennes University Board of Trustees, 6-12-24

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Learning Resource Center – Innovation Room #112 130 E. College Avenue Vincennes, Indiana 47591 (All Times are Eastern Daylight Time) Mike Sievers, Chairman
Leah Curry speaking at the VU 2024 Commencement.

06/04/2024

Dr. Leah Curry praises VU for its diverse degrees, certificates and student body

Vincennes University has awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business to retired Toyota executive Leah Curry, marking a pinnacle moment in her esteemed career. While speaking to VU Class of 2024 graduates during the Commencement exercises, Curry highlighted...

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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.