Trevecca Nazarene University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Trevecca Nazarene University Library
Trevecca Nazarene University Library. Trevecca Nazarene University / Wikimedia Commons

Trevecca Nazarene University Description:

Founded in 1901, Trevecca Nazarene University is a private, four-year university affiliated with the church of Nazarene. The 65-acre campus is located on the eastern side of Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University and Tennessee State University are each within a few miles of campus. The small university supports about 2,500 students with a student / faculty ratio of 17 to 1; the student body includes both traditional college-age students and adults continuing their educations. Trevecca offers a variety of programs including 91 bachelor degree programs, two associate’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, and two doctorates. Prospective students can choose from both traditional and online programs of study. Students stay engaged outside of the classroom, and the university supports numerous student clubs including 20 academic organizations and 10 intramural sports. For those looking for something to do off campus, Trevecca is about three miles from downtown Nashville. The Trevecca Trojans compete in the NCAA Division II Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) with 6 men’s and 8 women’s sports. The spiritual life at Trevecca is active, and students are required to attend a minimum of 24 chapel sessions every semester.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Trevecca Nazarene University Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,221 (2,092 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 60% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,624
  • Books: $700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,592
  • Other Expenses: $5,032
  • Total Cost: $38,247

Trevecca Nazarene University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,484
    • Loans: $6,815

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Information Technology, Psychology, Religion

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Trevecca Nazarene University Mission and Purpose Statements:

Mission Statement: "Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian community providing education for leadership and service."

Statement of Purpose: "Trevecca Nazarene University, founded in 1901 by J.O. McClurkan, is a private, accredited, comprehensive institution of higher learning that exists to meet the higher educational needs of the Church of the Nazarene by providing educational services to qualified individuals who desire a university education in a Christian environment and from a Christian understanding. Its academic programs are based on Christian values that promote scholarship, critical thinking, and meaningful worship for students in preparation for lives of leadership and service to the church, the community, and the world at large..."

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