University of Mount Union

Alliance, OH

University of Mount Union, founded in 1846, is a private university. The 123-acre campus is situated in a residential section of Alliance, OH, 78 miles south of Cleveland.

School Profiles: Science & Engineering Diversity Transfer

Be Exceptional

AT A GLANCE

56 majors

70+ minors

2,300+ undergraduate and graduate students

#13 U.S. News & World Report ranking for “Best Colleges in the Midwest”

Diversity statement
At the University of Mount Union, we continuously strive to welcome, accept, and respect all people. We believe that through the union of disparate perspectives, we strengthen our community, facilitate global enlightenment, and enable collective self-discovery. As such, we embrace diversity and inclusiveness to facilitate the development of ideas, the advancement of global perspectives, and to create a greater understanding and acceptance of all people. We actively promote a diverse and inclusive environment that obliges mutual respect and positive engagement to effectively enrich learning and living for our students, faculty, staff, administration, and community.

As members of the University of Mount Union community, we pledge to:
• Acknowledge, respect, honor, and celebrate diversity
• Work together to create an environment that is both diverse and inclusive
• Take these inclusive attitudes with us as we continue our life journeys

Be in demand
Put learning into action. At Mount Union, you’ll have research, internship, and travel experiences to prepare you for a global economy and make employers take notice.

Faculty at Mount Union are hired for their expertise and their commitment to students. They’re both teachers and mentors inside and outside the classroom and are committed to supporting students of diverse backgrounds and experiences. As established professionals in their fields, their connections give you a ready-made network for internships, research opportunities, help getting accepted into top graduate programs across the country, and help finding employment after Mount Union. 

Be engaged
We believe it’s important to balance education in the classroom with experience outside of it. Here at Mount Union, we help students get involved on campus, and our Office of Diversity and Inclusion helps to create a welcoming environment for all students. From taking a leadership role in a student organization to taking part in volunteerism, students have a variety of opportunities to grow and lead. 

Mount Union offers many student organizations with a multicultural focus. The Association of International Students (AIS), Black Student Union (BSU), and Hispanic Organization Latino America (HOLA) help educate our community regarding the importance of cultural awareness.

Throughout the academic year, Mount Union also hosts a variety of diversity-focused programs, including a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in January, Black History Month in February, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October, and American Indian History Month in November. 

Be confident
Our more than 18,000 alumni worldwide stand as proof that a Mount Union education is a worthwhile investment. In fact, among members of the 2018 graduating class, 95%* of those self-reporting had started a professional position, had been accepted to graduate school, or were pursuing further education in an average of 1.7 months after graduation. It doesn’t get much more convincing than that!

* 76% self-reporting

Be invested
We take pride in making a Mount Union education accessible and affordable for families. Our tuition is over 11% below the average cost of similar private institutions in Ohio, and we were recently named one of the “Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money magazine. 

To continue enriching the experience on an increasingly diverse student body and strengthening student success, we offer a number of scholarships that recognize achievement inside and outside the classroom. The Manzilla Multicultural Awardis available to diverse students who have a GPA of at least 2.5, with up to $4,000 being awarded annually.