Lindsey Gibson ’15

Major: HR Management/HDFS
Hometown:Geneva, Ohio

What I really like most about Mount Union is that I feel at home here. The close-knit campus community provides students with the opportunity to meet plenty of individuals who have their own exceptional stories, and the students and faculty care so much about one another. At Mount Union, it’s easy to be involved and still receive a high quality education.

Quick Mount Union Facts

The Ever-Evolving University

  • Founded in 1846
  • Four-year private institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition affiliated with the United Methodist Church
  • Consistent top rankings from U.S. News & World Report
  • Active alumni base of more than 17,000 and counting
  • Led by University President Dr. W. Richard Merriman, Jr., Board of Trustees and administration
  • Current endowment of $145.7 million

All things Mount Union

  • Nickname: Purple Raiders
  • Mascot: MUcaw
  • Color: Purple and White


  • To prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship.

Campus and Location

  • Alliance, Ohio (population: 25,000)
  • Located 70 miles from Cleveland; 80 miles from Pittsburgh
  • 123-acre campus; additional 162-acre Nature Center

Student Community

  • 2,174 undergraduate students
  • 88 graduate students
  • 51% men; 49% women
  • Representation from 34 states and 20 countries
  • 3% international students
  • 13% American students of color


  • Student to faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Average class size of 19
  • 62 diverse majors
  • Graduate programs in physician assistant studies and educational leadership
  • Classes offered throughout three semesters – fall, spring, summer

Faculty Quality

  • 90% of Mount Union’s faculty hold a doctorate or other terminal degree
  • Professors have studied at the country’s leading universities
  • Known for building strong relationships with students and placing great value on teaching


  • Top-notch academic buildings
  • State-of-the-art academic and athletic complex
  • Variety of residential housing – traditional, suite, apartment
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