University of Mount Olive Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Garden House at University of Mount Olive
Garden House at University of Mount Olive. Cc09091986 / Wikimedia Commons

University of Mount Olive Description:

Founded in 1951, the University of Mount Olive (formerly Mount Olive College) is a private, four-year Christian college in Mount Olive, North Carolina, with additional locations in Goldsboro, Jacksonville, New Bern, Wilmington, Washington, and the Research Triangle Park. UMO's student body is made up of about 900 traditional students and 3,800 working adults. Professional programs in education, health management, business, and criminal justice are most popular, but students can choose from over 40 majors, including some online options. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university is proud to be the sixth most affordable private college in North Carolina. UMO has a host of student clubs and organizations, as well as intramural sports. On the intercollegiate athletics front, the UMO trojans compete in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas with 9 men's and 9 women's sports. In 2008, the baseball team won the NCAA Division II National Championship. Popular sports include basketball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, and track and field.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • University of Mount Olive Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,430 (3,250 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 45% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $19,000
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,600
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $29,950

University of Mount Olive Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,546
    • Loans: $5,927

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Healthcare Management

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 64%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Baseball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Mount Olive Mission Statement:

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"The University of Mount Olive is a Christian faith-based, values-centered private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition. We serve our students, our founding church, and our communities."

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