Mount Olive College

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634 Henderson Street

Mount Olive, NC 28365

Phone: (919) 658-2502
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#51 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Mount Olive College is a private institution that was founded in 1951. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,714, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mount Olive College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 51. Its tuition and fees are $17,300 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mount Olive College is a geographically distributed, private liberal arts college offering programs designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Founded in 1951 by the Original Free Will Baptist Church, today Mount Olive College enrolls more than 3,500 students annually at its seven locations. The College's innovative approach to providing the college experience where, when, and how students need it - and at a price they can afford-is a hallmark of Mount Olive College. With smaller classes, a nurturing environment, availability of faculty, and flexibility, Mount Olive College is an excellent choice for students who seek higher education on a first name basis.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1951
Religious affiliation Original Free Will Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $26,285,893


When applying to Mount Olive College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 15. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 49.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 49.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mount Olive College is 14:1, and the school has 70 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 34%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Mount Olive College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,714, with a gender distribution of 33.1 percent male students and 66.9 percent female students. Mount Olive College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,714
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Mount Olive College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Mount Olive College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mount Olive College.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Mount Olive College, 85 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,000.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $17,300 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,000 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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