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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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06/16/2022

Spotlight shines on summer camps and programs at VU Board of Trustees meeting

The Vincennes University Board of Trustees during its June 13 meeting in the Shake Learning Resource Center, heard reports from staff and faculty about the robust camps and pre-college programs VU is hosting this summer for youths from throughout Indiana. Many of whom are from communities historically underrepresented in higher education. VU offers a broad range of enrichment programs and camps focused on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, sports, and more. A number of the educational experiences and adventures are at no cost to youths and their families, thanks to many generous supporters, including Lilly Endowment Inc.
Two female campers learning to use electronic technology at Surveying Technology Summer Camp at Vincennes University

06/08/2022

VU hosts surveying technology camp showcasing in-demand careers

High school students experienced a different kind of summer camp during their three-day stay at Vincennes University. The new and unique Surveying Technology Summer Camp was filled with hands-on learning. Campers were busy learning to use electronic instruments. They measured elevations and distances, jotted down data in field books, and drew sketches. The students also got a taste of college life.
VU alumna Nataly Sandoval trains with a radar gun while sitting in a VU Law Enforcement and Public Safety vehicle

06/07/2022

VU Law Enforcement grad Nataly Sandoval lives to serve others

Although Nataly Sandoval loves the thrills of her future law enforcement career, the Vincennes University alumna's passion lies with the satisfaction she gets from helping others in the community. Originally from Washington, Indiana, Sandoval '22 has lived in Vincennes, Indiana, for the past five years. She graduated in April from VU and earned an associate degree in Law Enforcement.
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06/03/2022

VU student chosen for prestigious summer journalism internship

Olivia Tucker’s favorite place is in a newsroom. She loves to write. And the Vincennes University Graphic Design major is doing a lot of it this summer. She is in the midst of a prestigious internship. Tucker '22 is participating in the Eugene S. Pulliam Internship Program named in honor of the late publisher of The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News. The Hoosier State Press Association sponsors the highly selective internship.

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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.