University of Mount Union

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1972 Clark Avenue

Alliance, OH 44601

Phone: (330) 821-5320
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#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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University of Mount Union is a private institution that was founded in 1846. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,175, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 115 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Mount Union's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 6. Its tuition and fees are $27,380 (2013-14).

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

The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union's 2,200 students can select from 60 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as a graduate program in physician assistant studies. Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 14:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered almost entirely by full-time faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their fields.

Throughout the course of the past decade, more than $100 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a natural sciences building, recreation center, welcome center and apartment-style housing options. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union's picturesque 115-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. An additional 142-acre nature center is located six miles away. The University's endowment is in excess of $120 million.

The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1846
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $129,975,000


When applying to University of Mount Union, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.3 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 72.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Mount Union is 14:1, and the school has 55.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Mount Union include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 54%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 20%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 12%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
Social Sciences 6%

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Student Life

University of Mount Union has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,175, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 78 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 22 percent of students live off campus. University of Mount Union is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,253
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Mount Union offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Mount Union also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Mount Union, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Mount Union.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Mount Union, 81.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,976.

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Tuition and fees $27,380 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,780 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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