#19 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

University of Mount Union

Alliance, Ohio

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University of Mount Union overview
Location Alliance, Ohio
Online mountunion.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
University of Mount Union overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Mount Union, located in Alliance, Ohio, is a private liberal arts college established in 1846. Approximately an hour's drive from both Cleveland and Pittsburgh, its suburban campus spans 123 acres and features a mix of modern and historic architecture. Mount Union offers a broad curriculum with notable programs in the health sciences, engineering, and business, which are among the students' popular choices for majors. Housing options include a variety of residence halls and apartment-style accommodations providing on-campus living experiences for undergraduates. Although not predominantly known for its athletics, the university competes in NCAA Division III as the Purple Raiders. The institution maintains a selective admissions process and continues to draw a diverse undergraduate body interested in a personalized college experience in a small-town setting.

In the most recent statistical year 3,521 prospective students applied, and 2,667 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 551 enrolled in the school.  2,021 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 109 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,400 plus fees of $400. University of Mount Union is ranked 524 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of Mount Union is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Mount Union overview
SAT 960/1180
ACT 19/26
Estimated GPA 3.33

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of Mount Union
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$220
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $11,200
Budget for Other Expenses$1,636
Total One Year Cost$46,856

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

65% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Mount Union students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Education 15%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12%
Biology 9%
Foreign Languages 7%

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