Mount Ranked as One of America’s Best Colleges

September 12, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — For the 21st consecutive year, the University of Mount Union has been favorably ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges. This year, Mount Union was ranked among the top dozen regional colleges in the Midwest, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

To determine the rankings, U.S. News & World Report tallied the results of surveys of college presidents, deans and admissions directors. These surveys, combined with educational data provided by the colleges themselves, resulted in the rankings. As stated on the U.S. News and World Report website, colleges and universities were ranked according to graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

“We are extremely pleased to be ranked so highly among our peers in the Midwest, and being cited by the editors of U.S. News and World Report truly reinforces the value of a Mount Union education,” said Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of Mount Union. “The University consistently strives to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students, and this recognition confirms that our efforts are paying off.”

In addition to being recognized as a top University by U.S. News and World Report for the past 21 years, the University also has been recently cited by Forbes, Washington Monthly and The Princeton Review’s Green Guide, in addition to garnering other national recognitions.

University of Mount Union
The University of Mount Union, founded in 1846, is a four-year, private institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The University is located in Alliance, OH, 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Mount Union offers an array of broad-based and career-specific undergraduate and graduate programs to its 2,200 students who experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation. Ranked as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the University is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience. For more information, visit

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