University of Mount Union

Alliance, OH

University of Mount Union

Alliance, OH

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Exceptional is the rule at the University of Mount Union. This private university, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, delivers a classic college experience—plus so much more. Your Mount Union education begins with our high-quality academic programs, featuring 59 majors and many minors and pre-professional programs. Supported by a world-class faculty—teacher-scholars who are passionate about their subjects and their students—you’ll forge an intellectual foundation for lifelong learning.  

A Mount Union education prepares you for today’s realities and tomorrow’s challenges by linking classroom instruction with practical application. Live what you learn and build valuable career skills through a full range of experiential learning opportunities, from campus leadership to community service, from athletic endeavors to off-campus internships. It all takes place in a diverse and inclusive community, where your explorations are encouraged and supported. The result is your own Mount Union experience: relevant, dynamic...exceptional. And that’s why motivated students from all walks of life make Mount Union their first choice. 


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Recognized as a 2022–2023 College of Distinction

Mount Union Fast Facts

Type of University
• Mission: To prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship.
• Founded in 1846
• Located in Alliance, Ohio (population: 25,000); 65 miles from Cleveland; 80 miles from Pittsburgh
• 123-acre campus; additional 162-acre Nature Center
• Top-notch academic buildings and state-of-the-art academic and athletic complex

• 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students
• 50% men; 50% women
• Undergraduate representation from 34 states and 12 countries

• 47 diverse undergraduate majors
• 45+ undergraduate minors
• 12:1 student-faculty ratio
• Average class size of 16
• Fall, spring, and summer semesters offered

• 24 intercollegiate athletic teams
• 39% participate in intercollegiate athletics
• 11 intramural sports
• 75% of students participate in intramural and recreation activities
• 17 NCAA Division III National Championships

Cost & Aid
• $34.4 million in grants and scholarships offered each year
• 98% of students receive some form of financial aid
• 84% of students receive need-based aid
• $27,763 average financial aid award
• 10% below: the difference in Mount’s average cost of tuition when compared to similar private institutions in Ohio

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