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we believe in you, and know you're capable of great things.

BLAZE

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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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living and learning

campus life

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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.

news & events

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Wearing hard hats and holding shovels, group of VU leaders and community leaders lifts there shovels with dirt into the air.

02/19/2024

Largest single building project ever: VU breaks ground on $33.9M Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning

Vincennes University is undergoing a project that will redefine the landscape of health sciences education in Indiana and elevate how students engage in learning as VU prepares to build the $33.9 million Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning. The landmark structure is an unprecedented pinnacle for Indiana’s First College. Funded by the State of Indiana, it is the largest single building project in VU history, symbolizing a bold commitment to high-quality education and innovation.
Rendering of new Center for Health Science and Active Learning

02/15/2024

VU Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning groundbreaking Feb. 19

Vincennes University will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, Feb. 19, for the new $33.9 million Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning.
A large and diverse group of students sit a table with laptops in front of each student.

02/14/2024

VU Introduces VUExperience (VUX): A Technological Leap Towards Empowerment

In a move aimed at revolutionizing the way technology serves the institution, Vincennes University announces the transformation of its intranet platform, formerly known as MyVU, into VUExperience (VUX). This strategic shift signifies a new era in technological advancements and reflects the University's commitment to harnessing the power of technology to benefit its faculty, staff, and students.
Four high school students of color dressed in professional attire pose for a photograph in Jefferson Student Union.

02/13/2024

Hundreds of high school students showcase their skills at VU Trailblazer Speech Tournament

Vincennes University was alive with the energy of passionate young speakers showcasing their oratory skills and eloquence in a series of engaging competition rounds at the Vincennes University Trailblazer Speech Tournament. The Vincennes Campus was buzzing on Saturday, Feb. 10, with the excitement of 200 students representing 13 high schools in a tournament designed to provide an exceptional competition experience.
A diverse group of female students sit on beds and chairs laughing in VU residence hall room

02/08/2024

VU announces renewal of Residential Opportunity Scholarship program

The highly sought-after Vincennes University Residential Opportunity Scholarship program has been renewed. The VU administration has enthusiastically approved the renewal of residential opportunity scholarships for students for the 2024-25 academic year, removing financial barriers for students and families.

University Events

Meet our students

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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.