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Quick Facts

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 graduate programs.

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 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
    • President Greg King
  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
    • $200+ million invested in campus in the last 20 years
    • Top-notch academic buildings
    • State-of-the-art academic and athletic complex
    • Variety of residential housing – traditional, suite, apartment
  3. Student Community
    • 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students
    • 50% men; 50% women
    • Undergraduate representation from 34 states and 12 countries
    • Graduate representation from 16 states
  4. Academics
    • Student to faculty ratio: 13:1
    • Average class size of 16
    • 44 diverse undergraduate majors
    • 45+ undergraduate minors
    • Graduate programs
      • physician assistant studies
      • education with concentrations in athletic coaching, educational leadership, instructional design and technology, and Ohio principal licensure
      • business administration with concentrations in business analytics, corporate communications and public relations, leadership and innovation, and strategic healthcare administration
      • Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) certification
      • doctoral program in physical therapy. 
    • Classes are offered throughout three semesters – fall, spring, and summer
  5. Faculty
    • 91% of Mount Union’s full-time 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
    • 25 intercollegiate athletic teams - 13 men's and 12 women's
    • 41% participate in intercollegiate athletics
    • 10 intramural sports
    • 5 club sports
    • 75% of students participate in intramural and recreation activities
    • 17 NCAA Division III National Championships
  7. Alumni Success
    • 19,000+ 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
    • 96%: percentage of 2019 graduates who found success in their searches for professional positions, graduate school, or continuing education (76% self-reporting)
    • 96%: 10-year average of graduates reporting exceptional career or graduate school success
    • 1.8 months: average length of time to secure employment after graduation (class of 2019)
  8. Affordability and Financial Aid
    • $36 million in grants and scholarships offered each year
    • 99% of students receive some form of financial aid
    • 84% of students receive need-based aid
    • $27,351 average financial aid award
    • 12% below: the difference in Mount’s average cost of tuition when compared to similar private institutions in Ohio
    • Current endowment of $165 million