Mount Union College: Narrative Description

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1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601-3993
Tel: (330)821-5320
Free: 800-992-6682
Admissions: (330)823-2590
Fax: (330)821-0425
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1846. Setting: 105-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cleveland. Endowment: $121 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6302 per student. Total enrollment: 2,333. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,938 applied, 75% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 2,119 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 214 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 9 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 6 members of the East Central College Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $24,440 includes full-time tuition ($18,560), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($5630). College room only: $2360. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $775 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $50 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 74 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 25% of eligible men and 24% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Association of Women Students, Student Senate, Black Student Union, Student Activities Council, Association of International Students. Major annual events: homecoming, Black Student Union, Schooler Lecture Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, 24-hour locked residence hall entrances, outside phones. 1,475 college housing spaces available; 1,373 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Mount Union College Library plus 2 others with 244,115 books, 49,096 microform titles, 949 serials, 5,148 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1272. 249 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Alliance, population 23,376, is an industrial city located within a circle of large cities, Cleveland, Akron, and Pittsburgh. Heavy steel equipment and forgings are among the products of its industry. Commercial transportation is available. Recreational activities include swimming, golfing, fishing, boating and tennis. The Carnation Festival is an annual event. Part-time employment is available.

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