Education should be enlightening
At MVNU, we believe that a Christian education is essential to critical thinking. You'll think deeply here about all matters, from science and technology to religion and philosophy. Our liberal art core courses include everything from literature to science and history. Sooner or later, you'll choose a major (or two) that will have a huge impact on your future. Here are some majors to consider:
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Framework for Education
Love is the source from which the University-level educational goals flow. At MVNU, we believe students are transformed by God’s love, and their deepening love for God and neighbor is evident in their scholarship, character, and service:
Scholarship: Rigorous • Practical
Character: Hospitable • Ethical
Service: Transformative • Vocational
Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement
Our new Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement ensures that global perspectives are woven into the fabric of your student experience. Through on-campus, off-campus and Collaboratory engagement, you will combine calling and service to further God's Kingdom in the community where you live and throughout the world!
Enjoy course-embedded service learning, co-curricular opportunities, intercultural events, global speakers, and real-life, project-based learning experiences in cross-cultural context, right here on campus.
Broaden your global perspectives as you engage with the local community, participate in course exchanges with partnering institutions, and study away across the U.S. and around the world.
Connect with a worldwide community committed to providing global engagement opportunities, hands-on training, and networking opportunities for MVNU students and graduates, now and into the future.
You already know that you'll get a high-quality liberal arts education at MVNU. But life at MVNU goes way beyond the books. Outside the classroom is where you'll become you. You'll meet new people and create lifelong friendships. You'll discover talents and passions you never knew you had. You'll have opportunities to create, compete, perform, travel, serve, lead, and totally reinvent yourself. It's time to discover who you're meant to be.
The Eternal Flame
The Eternal Flame is the centerpiece of the MVNU campus. It serves as an ever-present reminder of our purpose as Christians, as stated by MVNU’s founding president, Dr. Stephen Nease: “We seek to follow his flame which shines before us.” It is a symbol of our goal to shine in all that we do
Hyson Campus Center
Hyson Campus Center is home to the dining commons, The Rec, Student Life and Counseling, classroom spaces, and more.
The Ariel Arena houses MVNU’s state-of-the-art indoor athletic arena, and fully equipped cardio fitness and weight training rooms.
R.R. Hodges Chapel and Fine Arts Center
The R.R. Hodges Chapel and Fine Arts Center was named for the father of a founding trustee, and is quite possibly the most iconic building on MVNU’s campus.
Hunter Hall, home of the Nursing department, is one of MVNU's downtown buildings located just a few miles from the main campus. It features simulation rooms, large practice laboratories, and a state-of-the-art Clinical Learning Laboratory.
Thorne Library & Resource Center
The Thorne Library/Learning Resource Center (1996) houses the Center for Student Success on the first floor and upwards of 122,000 print and non-print resources for student use. From computer labs, classrooms, group study areas and our on-campus coffee shop, Happy Bean, the library is an active space for learning and socializing.
MVNU is a residential campus made up of four residence halls, 102 townhome apartments, and countless adventures. We also have great spaces for our commuter students.
The MVNU Nease Institute is a summer bridge program that offers incoming first-year students preparation for the transition to college and the chance to establish themselves as scholars equipped to thrive in their college experience.
MVNU's Test Center serves to provide students with a quiet, classroom-like testing environment, distance learning, or make-up examinations, which can be administered securely according to instructor's guidelines.
The Thorne Library/Learning Resource Center houses the Center for Student Success and upwards of 122,000 print and non-print resources for student use, with access to millions more through OhioLink.
Our graduates are, in a word, brilliant.
Did You Know: 94% of MVNU grads are employed or enrolled in advanced studies within one year of graduation! You will find MVNU alumni all over the globe in a variety of careers, from the medical field to business to the arts and beyond. Where will your studies take you?