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The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as master’s programs in physician assistant studies and educational leadership and a doctoral program in physical therapy. Known for its academic excellence and personal approach, the institution's curriculum is delivered by dedicated faculty members who are experts in their fields. The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, strives to make its exceptional educational experience accessible to students of all financial backgrounds. Its increasingly-diverse campus community benefits from a student-centered approach and array of activities for cultural, civic, and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and in graduate study.

By the Numbers

  1. Mission and History
    • Mission to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship.
    • Founded in 1846
    • Four-year private university
    • Grounded in the liberal arts tradition
    • Affiliated with the United Methodist Church
    • President Dr. W. Richard Merriman, Jr.
  2. Campus and Facilities
    • Alliance, Ohio (population: 25,000)
    • Located 70 miles from Cleveland; 80 miles from Pittsburgh
    • 123-acre campus; additional 162-acre Nature Center
    • $100+ million invested in campus in the past decade
    • Top-notch academic buildings
    • State-of-the-art academic and athletic complex
    • Variety of residential housing – traditional, suite, apartment
  3. Student Community
    • 2,116 undergraduate students
    • 193 graduate students
    • 51% men; 49% women
    • Representation from 28 states and nine countries
  4. Academics
    • Student to faculty ratio: 13:1
    • Average class size of 19
    • 56 diverse undergraduate majors
    • 70+ undergraduate minors
    • Graduate programs in physician assistant studies, educational leadership, and physical therapy
    • Classes offered throughout three semesters – fall, spring, summer
  5. Faculty
    • 87% of Mount Union’s faculty hold a doctorate or other terminal degree
    • Professors have studied at the country’s leading universities
    • Known for building strong relationships with students and placing great value on teaching
  6. Athletics
    • Nickname: Purple Raiders
    • Mascot: MUcaw
    • Color: Purple and White
    • 24 intercollegiate athletic teams - 13 men's and 11 women's
    • 38% participate in intercollegiate athletics
    • 8 intramural sports
    • 75% of students participate in intramural and recreation activities
    • 17 NCAA Division III National Championships
  7. Alumni Success
    • 18,000 alumni throughout the world
    • Alumni in all 50 states and 31 countries
    • 9 out of 10 alumni and students report they would choose Mount Union again
    • 93%: percentage of 2017 graduates who found success in their searches for professional positions, graduate school, or continuing education (71% self-reporting)
    • 96%: 10-year average of graduates reporting exceptional career or graduate school success
    • 2.6 months: average length of time to secure employment after graduation (class of 2017)
  8. Affordability and Financial Aid
    • $30.7 million in grants and scholarships offered each year
    • 98% of students receive some form of financial aid
    • Nearly 87% of students receive need-based aid
    • $26,172 average financial aid award
    • 11% below: the difference in Mount’s average cost of tuition when compared to similar private institutions in Ohio
    • Current endowment of $141.9 million