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Application Essay Instructions

Freshman Applicants:
We would like to get to know you as well as possible through these application materials and believe that your thoughtful, well-constructed statement is an important step in the process. Your statement should be of sufficient length to demonstrate your writing ability to the Admission Committee and to do justice to the topic. As a general guideline, the length of your statement should be a minimum of 300 words.

Please respond to one of the following questions.

  1. What would you like our admission committee to know about you that we cannot learn simply by reviewing your high school transcript and other records submitted in support of your application?
  2. What significant leadership or volunteer roles have you played? How have they impacted your life?
  3. What values do you cherish the most and how have you demonstrated them through the choices that you have made?

Transfer Applicants:
We want to get to know you as well as possible through this application. Explain the reason for leaving your prior institution and the reason for selecting University of Mount Union.  As a general guideline, the length of your statement should be a minimum of 300 words.

Submit your Essay:
You may upload your personal statement using the online application. You may also submit your essay through the mail, fax or email. Upon receipt and review, we will notify you of your status. If you have any questions, you may contact our office at (800) 334-6682 or (330) 823-2590.

Send to:
Office of Admission
University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601
Fax: (330) 823-5097
admission@mountunion.edu