University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH, USA

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University of Mount Union
3.93 Average Rating

Amanda from Canton, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mount Union is a small campus with small class sizes allowing one on one attention from professors. Mount Union has a reputation of Excellence which students strive to keep everyday. We are a campus that is not only know for our academic achievements but also our athletic achievements.
Tips for prospective students
At Mount Union the best way to fit in is to get involved in any way you can. We are a small campus and therefore we depend on our campus life such as sports, Greek life and clubs to really allow you to stand out and get to know everyone on campus.
Academic Rigor
The classes are smaller and the curriculum is not easy but there is always tutoring and professor office hours available to keep you on track.
Dorm Life
Mount Union dorms are much nicer than those you will see at most campuses in this area. We also have absolutely gorgeous upperclassman housing options such as townhouses, suites and apartment style living which almost spoils us before we head out into the real world.
Food and Dining
It's college campus food, that's all that can really be said. It is not bad by any means and there is a lot of variety but let's be honest, after a year of the same foods who wouldn't get sick of it? We do however have a cafe on campus as well as fast food and restaurants within walking distance of campus.
What to do for fun
Unfortunately there is not very much to do in Allaince, OH however we always find a way to have fun. There is always some sort of sporting event going on, the university provides a free weekend movie, there is after hours trips to all kinds of places and of course there is the neighborhood bar and dance club.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
On campus between our lakes we have a kissing bridge which is legend to cause any couple that kisses on it to one day be married. This is just a Mount Union myth but it has come true for a few students. There are a few haunted fraternity myths that float around campus that make for a good scare during the holiday season.
Great for these types of students
If you are an athlete of any kind you are definitely in the right place, we are known for our sports teams, mostly being our National Championship Football team. If you are interested in the arts, athletic training, pre-med, engineering, teaching or psychology we also have great programs in place that help students not only gain knowledge but line up future jobs through our strong alumni network.
Clubs and Activities
Welcome to Mount Union where we have every club you can think of and for every interest type. Clubs vary from clubs based on majors, to religious clubs, to sports clubs, to even our newest addition the TOMS club.
Greek Life
At Mount Union most of the campus has some form of Greek life affiliation. We have four sororities and four fraternities on campus as well as numerous service or educational fraternities. Greek life is a major part of Mount Unions history and accounts for much of the activities found on campus.
Campus Safety
We are slowly becoming a walking campus which allows for less traffic through campus making walking to class and home much safer. We also have 24/7 security driving around campus as well as emergency towers that allow you to push a button and contact Alliance PD. This is still a college campus however so you still need to lock you car doors and not leave valuable items outside your townhouse, apartment or dorm.
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Kara from Akron, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mount Union is full of opportunities. The professor are very helpful and want to see you succeed. There are many study options available for different subjects.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you take an overnight trip with a current student. Ask every and all questions you have. Don't be scared to ask the professors any questions and you may even want to ask what your class schedule would be like and if any out of the classroom hours are needed.
Academic Rigor
Academic Rigor at Mount can get intense; depending on your major and minor. Many of the minors require out of classroom hours to be put in but if you love what you're doing then it shouldn't be a problem. The more hours you take the more time that will need to be spent studying.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is a life changing experience but don't be scared of it. You get to make tons of new friends and your dorm cordinator puts together fun activities you can do with the students are you floor and/or building.
Food and Dining
Mount Union as an awesome cafeteria that offers a wide range of food everyday. There are also healthy options available, just avoid the french fries everyday at lunch or that freshman 15 will creep up faster than you expect.
What to do for fun
Mount Union offers so many opportunities to have fun. Whether it be cookouts in the court yard, sand volleyball games, corn hole, workout classes and many clubs that do different activities throughout the year. You will never get bored.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The rock that is located by the cafeteria is painted many times throughout the year and it is a cool attraction to pay attention to when walking by. Actually most people wouldn't expect a JV football team to be interesting but you will find many students go and watch them and it's a good opportunities to meet new students.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is a high priority at Mount Union. Located around the campus and safety polls that allow you to press a button and call campus security to that spot.
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Loves Mount!

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
mount is a great school if you want to get involved. as far as i can tell they offer great academics for every major. the people are great and everyone wants you to succeed.
Tips for prospective students
ask around and get involved. there is definitely something for everyone.
Dorm Life
freshman dorms are fairly decent, and upperclassman dorms are great.
Food and Dining
excellent food and options, just significantly fewer options for gluten free and vegetarian diets.
What to do for fun
there are plenty of restaurants around, most close around 10 though. there is a bowling alley in alliance and mount union is pretty good about having weekend fun things available. some people travel to canton for more options.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
there is an echo spot on campus, where if you stand at a certain spot you can hear echoes, and you're the only one who can.

we also have a spirit rock that can get painted.
Great for these types of students
japanese majors, music majors, people who enjoy sports, people who want to get involved in a lot of things.
Clubs and Activities
so so many things to do on campus.
Greek Life
definitely fun and a great experience, but there's no unpleasant pressure to join. i highly recommend going through recruitment though. you don't have to join afterward, but you'll be able to make a much more educated decision. the greeks on campus get along and there is more cooperation than competition.
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Taylor from Minerva, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
As a student transferring to a new school halfway through her sophomore year of college, I found Mount Union a tremendously easy school to fit into! I loved the atmosphere that made me feel at home, the friendly students, and the personal relationships with professors! I would recommend the University of Mount Union to any student looking for a school where you form close bonds with peers and professors, and always feel like you are of importance!
Tips for prospective students
At the University of Mount Union, you are challenged to put your best foot forward! Whether it be in the classroom or in extra-curricular activities! Mount Union provides a worthwhile education for its students and teaches you material you will need to carry with you for a lifetime! So be ready to challenge yourself in the classroom and on campus for a rewarding experience that you will carry with you for a lifetime.
Academic Rigor
Classes are challenging, but with plenty of studying and attending class regularly, keeping up with grades shouldn't be a problem!
Dorm Life
As for me, moving into the dorm halfway through the semester I was worried about not making friends. Soon I found this to be the least of my worries! The residents were more than welcoming! As a floor, we would occasionally attend dinner together, or just all hang out in the dorms. I also had friends outside of my dorm too, so i wasn't stuck with the girls on my floor 24/7. An equal balance can be created!
Food and Dining
Mount Union has a variety of food selections! There is always a salad bar, soups, sandwiches, some type of international food, ice cream, and much more!!! Mount also provides late night, which is a snack that is different each night of the week!
What to do for fun
As a small campus, mount provides a plethora of activities for students to get involved in! It has greek life, environmental organizations, intra mural teams, amazing sports teams, great theater program, and a recreational center to work out in on your own time!
Bang for the buck
I cannot begin to express my love for Mount Union, it has so much to offer! From the great educational programs, to fun dorm life, to student based organizations, mount has it all! There is never a dull moment. People say time flies when you're having fun, and that is why I am afraid my time at Mount Union is going to go way too fast!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
At mount we have The Rock. It is located in the quad and students paint it for any reason they can think of. It has been painted to promote events going on that week, for birthdays, even marriage proposal! Legend says the rock started out as a pebble, and each layer of paint has made it bigger and bigger until it reached it boulder size it is now.
Also, we have the Kissing Bridge. Legend has it that when a couple kisses on the bridge, that is who you are going to marry!
Great for these types of students
Great for students outgoing and shy! If you are shy, the school will allow you to be yourself, while slowly coming out of your shell to get to know others. As for those who are social, it is a great place to meet other social butterflies! It is also a school meant for students who have goals set for themselves and take their school work seriously.
Clubs and Activities
Greek life, Sports, Environmental groups, Theater Programs, Dance Team, Cheerleading, Band, Religious Organizations
Greek Life
Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Zeta Delta, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Sigma Tau, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa Tau
Campus Safety
Campus security vehicles are often seen patrolling campus. They can give you rides if you are on their route, and will check to see how you are doing!
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Brian from LUTZ, FL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Great School! My visit was the ISH! Great people, great campus, great environment! Great education and SPORTS teams!
Tips for prospective students
Take it aaaallll in!
Academic Rigor
Top 12% of all Universities/Colleges in the US of A.
Dorm Life
Very Cleeeeaaaan!!!
Food and Dining
Cafeteria was good, and they have several cafe's around the campus (more in construction). I'm from Florida so I can compare Mount to USF, UCF, UF, FSU, and because of the business my moms in, I can even compare some of their sports facilities with the Tampa Bay Bucs facilities and let me tell you... UMU has them beat!
What to do for fun
Can't answer because I'm not a student YET! But from what I've heard from UMU students, there's tons either on campus or in neighboring cities.
Bang for the buck
Most definitely, send UMU your FAFSA and see what they can help you out with!
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Joshua from Kidron, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
it is a great place if you want to be part of a smaller size college that values your input to the university as a student. the campus is beautiful and you get the longest walk to one of your classes of 5 minutes. class sizes are small and professors are very willing to help you outside of class time.
Tips for prospective students
visit the campus and meet some of the people and you will fall in love. if you are into music check out the choir, they are pretty amazing. if you like working out the maac (gym) is an amazing facility. talk to the professors of the discipline you want to major in.
Academic Rigor
all depends on how good you want to do in class and the grades and knowledge you want to get out of classes. also has to do with what major you choose.
Dorm Life
amazing, i never want to leave. you make friendships that will never fade away.
Food and Dining
many cafeterias have the same thing every day but here there is a lot of variation. there is always something for everyone.
What to do for fun
i run, sing, workout, listen to music, ride my motorcycle, and watch movies.
Bang for the buck
a great value even though mount is an expensive school it is so worth the experience and growth that you go through.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
dougs classic dinner, old school dinner across from campus. the frat houses are very good at mount, no hazing, very respectable, and parties are always fun to go to when you know it will be safe.
Great for these types of students
students that want to get involved in the campus.
Clubs and Activities
many many many for every kind of person and new ones pop up all over.
Greek Life
i am not in greek life but i love going to the frat houses. it is a safe environment as apposed to many collegiate greek life settings.
Campus Safety
for being in the middle of alliance, oh there is very little that happens on campus. it is a very safe environment.
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Sean from Mentor, OH

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Mount Union sets up an excellent community of educational and social opportunities. Not only will you learn a lot about your field of study, but you will gain the tools necessary to go out and succeed in the world. Socially, Mount Union is the place to be for friendship and professional networking.
Am enjoying being here
The facilities are great. Everything you'll ever want is within walking distance.
Bang for the buck
The University of Mount Union may be expensive, but there is not a school more generous with scholarships. By the time you receive your scholarships, you will be paying a great price for an even better education.
Tips for prospective students
Check out all of the scholarships you can receive. If you have any experience with music at all, audition for a music scholarship. The University of Mount Union is very generous, and musicians at all different levels receive good scholarships just to participate in one ensemble.
Great for these types of students
Mount Union has especially great education, music, business, athletics, and science departments. However, no department lacks. You will find what you want at Mount Union.
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Allison from Minerva, OH

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Bang for the buck
They give out nice scholarships!
Tips for prospective students
It is a small school, so it is easier to get around and find your classes. It is not as intimidating as you may think. The professors (most of them) are very nice and care about your education.
Great for these types of students
Music Students
Education Students
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Kyle from Akron, OH

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Because of the smaller class sizes, the professors can work with you more personally if one were to need the attention.
Bang for the buck
This school is definitely worth the money that you will pay to attend. It's more expensive than some other schools but it makes up for the difference with better facilities, better academics, and even better food than most schools.
Tips for prospective students
Don't treat this school as you would a larger school. This is not the kind of school that allows students to skip class all semester and go only for the tests. THERE WILL BE HOMEWORK!! Also, the classes are smaller which allows for personal attention from professors and more class participation, which, in my opinion, is much better than being in a class of 200 students and listening to constant lectures from someone who may not even recognize you if you were to approach them outside of class.
Great for these types of students
Engineering students
Physical Training students
Music students
Athletes (Mount excels in several Division 3 sports including football, women's basketball, and wrestling)
Students from NE Ohio who want to be away from home but not too far
Students who want to be known by administrators and professors by their name instead of by their ID number
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Kaitlyn from Massillon, OH

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mount Union is a beautiful, idealy small campus. It has amazing professors, great resources and the best cafeteria food I have ever had. The students are all friendly too.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you fill out your applications early to recieve the most aid grant-wise.
Academic Rigor
Pretty decent.
Dorm Life
Love the dorms!They are located idealy around campus.
Food and Dining
Umm...A-MAZ-ING!
What to do for fun
Lots of local businesses,food joints, club activities, intramural sports, including Quidditch teams, coffee house poetry and talent shows every friday
Bang for the buck
My ideal college experience!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Rock....it's this big rock located in between McMaster Hall and the dining area. People spray paint it all the time.
Clubs and Activities
Has everything imagineable
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