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University of Mount Union

University of Mount Union

Check whether University of Mount Union is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Alliance, USA
  • Type
    Private
  • Rank
    5660
  • International students
    -
  • Nationalities
    9
  • Total programs
    48
  • Acceptance rate
    75%

Study abroad at the University of Mount Union

Founded in 1846, the University of Mount Union (UMU) is a private university based in Alliance, Ohio, US. Each academic program is grounded in the liberal arts with the aim of preparing students for success in the 21st century.

The University offers over 50 undergraduate majors and a number of graduate degrees, including master’s and doctorates. UMU boasts state-of-the-art facilities that offer students plenty of hands-on learning opportunities.

Mount Union’s 123-acre campus is within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and they also have a 162-acre nature center located six miles away. The University provides students with endless opportunities to grow and achieve success. There are over 80 campus organizations and 21 intercollegiate athletic teams.

University of Mount Union logo

Why study at UMU?

  • Student staff ratio

    13:1 student faculty ratio helps each student receive a personalized education

  • Experienced faculty

    87% of Mount Union’s faculty hold a doctorate or other terminal degree

Life as an international student

Mount Union offers international students a safe campus environment and welcomes students from more than 20 countries. You’ll live on campus alongside domestic students, and UMU encourages all international students to get involved in campus events and organizations to help you meet new people.

The Office of International Student Services along with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion helps international students adapt to all aspects of campus life. The offices conduct orientation, plan cultural programming and organize social activities for international students.

They can help you integrate into life in American and the Mount Union community. The office also coordinates the Community Friend Program.

Student reviews for University of Mount Union

Overall rating
4.275 stars
Based on 8 reviews
Overall experience
4.5 stars
Accommodation
4 stars
Academic
4.125 stars
University facilities
4.625 stars
University social
4.125 stars
  • Shiori Tsutsui
    Japan
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Mount Union Linguistics
    Tell us about University of Mount Union
    In the library, there is a study space opening 24 hours with heater and AC, and I can study whenever I want. It’s a good for me because I am a person that cannot study at home.
  • Monic Kiconco
    Uganda
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Mount Union Theatre Studies
    Tell us about University of Mount Union
    The townhouses, dormitories and classrooms are all within 10 to 15 minutes walk which is very cost effective especially for international students who might not have cars to move around. This also literally preserves your life since this place is among the coldest in the region, it means you don't get exposed to the harsh cold for long during winter.

    The professors are really friendly and care about your success so everyone looks out for you, the International Admissions office here specifically is very helpful, always notifying us about all opportunities available for international students, this ranges from getting us jobs, driving licenses, we have shopping trips to Walmart every week because they know we don't have cars. They are always reminding us about what we need within the law to stay in the USA for example OPT applications, internships etc and they help you with the process. You can basically walk into their office with what you feel is the dumbest question and they will help you without judgement.

    There's a lot happening every week from talks by people like Margaret Atwood who we got last semester to political involvement trips like the FCNL spring lobbying that happens in Washington DC every spring.

    There are all types of clubs and you can only fail to be apart of one only if you really don't want to. There's something for everyone and international students have a special class that helps them transition and help them cope with the style of learning here since it might be different from their home countries.

    We are very close to the airport and the University provides transport for pick ups at the beginning of the semester and drop offs at the end, this happens for breaks in between as well. Very clean environment and a friendly community.
  • Abdullah Alkhudair
    Saudi Arabia
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Mount Union Adult Nursing
    Tell us about University of Mount Union
    The people here are friendly. The campus is beautiful. You need a car because there is no public transportation.
  • Masashi Nishiguchi
    Japan
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of Mount Union Mechanical Engineering
    Tell us about University of Mount Union
    I really appreciate that the university provide transportation from an airport to the campus.
  • Amal Alhafah
    Saudi Arabia
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of Mount Union Adult Nursing
    Tell us about University of Mount Union
    It’s a good place to study in since it’s a small university. There are a variety of things to do to get help in our academic journey. The people in this university are friendly and like a family.

What the University of Mount Union say

  • Kimberly Hajec

    Kimberly Hajec

    University of Mount Union Director of International Admission
    Kimberly Hajec says

    The University of Mount Union is a safe and welcoming community, where international students can learn and grow.

    Our welcoming atmosphere is one of the best things about Mount Union - It feels like a second home to our students.

    We provide numerous services specific to our international students; transportation, excursions and local trips, and many cultural events are planned throughout the year. Our top-notch facilities include many new buildings with up-to-date labs and classrooms.

    Over the past 10 years, 96% of our students have found jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 2
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 10
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 2
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities 1
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Transport
    • Campus parking

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University of Mount Union programs

Fees and funding

At the University of Mount Union, they understand that the cost of college is a top concern for today’s families. That’s why they do their utmost to ensure an ideal combination of high academic quality, competitive cost, a robust scholarship and financial aid program, and excellent preparation for success after graduation.

A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to their robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university.

Merit based scholarships, ranges from $1,000-16,000 (students are automatically considered after application)

  • #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship - 50% off tuition (only 5 scholarships)

  • E-Sports - Students who are interested in e-gaming (video games), Students must compete for this scholarship and can get an additional $2,500 per year if chosen to be part of the E-Sports Team.

  • Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) Scholarships - Any student with a talent in music, theater or art can compete for a music, theater or art scholarship. Student does not have to choose one of these areas as program of study. The student could apply for the art scholarship by submitting a portfolio of artwork, and receive up to an additional $5,000 per year if selected as a winner. Students interested in music and theater can submit their auditions electronically as well.

  • Cheer and Dance Scholarship - If selected, students can get an additional $1,000 for being part of these teams

Location

University of Mount Union

1972 Clark Ave, Alliance, OH 44601

While Alliance maintains a small-town charm, it is a city that’s on the move. Recent growth and development have vastly expanded the city’s offerings, and today, Alliance offers plenty of things to do and places to go.

  • to Cleveland
    80 miles
  • to Pittsburgh
    80 miles
  • to The Akron-Canton Airport from Alliance
    20 miles

Visa requirements for the University of Mount Union

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements