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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. Richard F. Giese, Board of Trustees and administration
  • Current endowment of $138.4 million

All things Mount Union

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

Mission

  • 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

  • 2,096 undergraduate students
  • 91 graduate students
  • 50% men; 50% women
  • Representation from 30 states and 16 countries
  • 4% international students
  • 13% American students of color

Academics

  • Student to faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Average class size of 19
  • 61 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

Facilities

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