Mount Union was founded in 1846 by Orville Nelson Hartshorn as a place where men and women could be educated with equal opportunity, science would parallel the humanities, and there would be no distinction due to race, color, or sex. Mount Union is proud of its religious heritage and its background in the Methodist Church. For more than a century Mount Union has been officially connected with the Methodist Church. It is now affiliated with the East Ohio, West Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania Conferences of the United Methodist Church. Admission to Mount Union has always been predicated on academic excellence and promise. Mount Union believes in the fundamental equality of all human beings and in the right of equal opportunity for all it seeks to serve and for all whom it employs.
The mission of the University of Mount Union is to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship.
Exceptional is the rule at the University of Mount Union. This private university in Alliance, OH, grounded in the liberal arts tradition and offering hands-on, practical preparation, delivers a classic college experience – plus so much more.
Your Mount Union education begins with our high-quality academic program, featuring 59 majors plus minors and pre-professional programs. Supported by a world-class faculty – teacher-scholars who are passionate about their subjects and their students – you’ll forge an intellectual foundation for lifelong learning.
A Mount Union education prepares you for today's realities and tomorrow’s challenges by linking classroom instruction with practical application. Live what you learn – and build valuable career skills – through a full range of experiential learning opportunities, from campus leadership to community service and athletic endeavors to internships.
Our more than 18,000 alumni worldwide stand as proof that a Mount Union education is a worthwhile investment. In fact, among members of the 2014 graduating class, 99% of those self-reporting had started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school, all in an average of 38 days after graduation. It doesn’t get much more convincing than that!
And this is why motivated students – from all walks of life – choose to #BeExceptional at the University of Mount Union.