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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.

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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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Perry Central students and staff cut the ribbon on a new Design and Innovation studio with VU staff

05/26/2022

VU brings cutting-edge STEM studios to elementary schools

Vincennes University is launching Design and Innovation Studios in elementary schools throughout Indiana, in partnership, with the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) at Purdue University.  VU is boosting STEM education in K-8 schools to cultivate the next generation of high-tech thinkers and doers.
Jessica Hess observes her Surveying Technology students in the field

05/25/2022

Surveying Professor Jessica Hess stokes students’ passion in high demand industry

Jessica Hess is teaching Vincennes University students how relishing in the fresh open air of the outdoors and calculating geographical data is just another perk of the wonderful world of surveying.  The Surveying Technology Program Coordinator gets to do what she loves best while sharing her knowledge and passion with others. As a spirit of nature, Hess loves to be outdoors. VU is the only institution in Indiana that offers an associate degree in Surveying Technology. The University also offers a bachelor's degree in Surveying Management.
Dr. Candace Joles accepting Award for Excellence on behalf of COPE SSS

05/19/2022

VU students, staff receive Indiana Awards for Excellence

Vincennes University students Karlie Pummel and Luke Schirmer, in addition to VU's Collaborative Opportunities for Postsecondary Education (COPE) Student Support Services program received Awards for Excellence from the Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. The Indiana Career and Technical Educational (CTE) Awards for Excellence highlight the extraordinary achievements of students, partners, and programs in Indiana that exemplify the ideal qualities of CTE. Award recipients are exceptional individuals who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community.
Trailblazer Teaching Academy participants with Dr. Chuck Johnson, Dr. Laura Treanor and Rick Kribs

05/17/2022

Trailblazer Teaching Academy launches new VU faculty on a positive trajectory

New faculty bring fresh ideas, unique experiences, and different perspectives to the classroom. Through the Trailblazer Teaching Academy, the Vincennes University Office of the Provost is leveraging the strengths of all new faculty, enhancing their knowledge, and expanding their skill set to provide superb learning experiences for VU students through this innovative initiative.

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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.