Peter Young '18

Major: Physics and Mathematics
Hometown:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The friends and professors I’ve had so far have been absolutely amazing, and most of them start to feel more like family; it’s hard to feel alone at Mount.

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 18,000 and counting
  • Led by University President Dr. W. Richard Merriman, Jr., Board of Trustees and administration
  • Current endowment of $140.1 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

  • 2,095 undergraduate students
  • 162 graduate students
  • 50% men; 50% women
  • Representation from 35 states and 12 countries
  • Average class size of 18



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

Faculty Quality

  • 87% 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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