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Ohio’s Christian Colleges: Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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MVNU students say that they are “Intentionally Christian.” They are also inclusive. Students do not have to sign a statement of faith, and there are even non-Christian students enrolled at MVNU – they are welcomed and supported. While students must earn 36 chapel credits per semester there are a number of ways to do so. Chapel is offered MWF at 10:00am. It is well attended. There are also service and mission opportunities that offer Chapel Credits. A prayer before class is not unusual.

MVNU’s main campus enrollment is around 1,300 students. In the fall of 2016, MVNU welcomed their largest freshman class ever at around 370 students. Many students hail from small towns, most in Ohio (92%).

Add to that new and growing programs in Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical) and Communication Sciences & Disorders (Pre-Speech Pathology or Audiology) as well as existing strong programs in Nursing, Early Childhood Education, Business Administration, and Biology and you have a vibrant institution with a lot to offer.

Campus Video: Check out our video compilation of photos from our last visit to Mount Vernon Nazarene University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV-gmkvIqDo

About the Author: After touring 60 of the best colleges in Ohio, Dr. Jay, a prior faculty member and dean, founded College Bound Advantage (CBA); a Columbus Ohio college consulting firm. CBA specializes in helping families optimize college selection around 15 “fit factors.” College Bound Advantage serves all of Ohio including Cleveland, Akron, and Cincinnati metro areas.

In order to purchase a more extensive proprietary “Campus Field Report” on any Ohio college discussed, click here: https://collegeboundadvantage.com/campus-field-report-access/

Ohio’s Big 5 Liberal Arts Colleges: Kenyon College

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Kenyon College is a private, selective, liberal arts college (one of Ohio’s “Big 5”) located in Gambier, Ohio. It was founded in 1824 by Philander Chase and is the oldest private college in Ohio. With around 1,600 students and over 150 student organizations including a vibrant Greek system, campus life is active at Kenyon.

The campus is noted for its strong liberal arts curriculum, Collegiate Gothic architecture (think Hogwarts), and rural setting. The building shown above, Old Kenyon, was built in 1829 and is considered the earliest example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in the U.S.

While Kenyon has many recognized areas of study, it is best known for English. Its faculty (20 strong) includes renowned teachers, award-winning poets and fiction writers, and a winner of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius award.” As the home of the internationally renowned Kenyon Review, as well as many student-run literary publications, Kenyon is a great place to study English.

Check out our video compilation of photos taken during our last campus visit to Kenyon College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcDCphr_oto

About the Author: After touring 60 of the best colleges in Ohio, Dr. Jay, a prior faculty member and dean, founded College Bound Advantage (CBA); a Columbus Ohio college consulting firm. CBA specializes in helping families optimize college selection around 15 “fit factors.” College Bound Advantage serves all of Ohio including Cleveland, Akron, and Cincinnati metro areas.

In order to purchase a more extensive proprietary “Campus Field Report” on any Ohio college discussed, click here: https://collegeboundadvantage.com/campus-field-report-access/

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