Resources › For Students and Parents University of Mount Olive Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Garden House at University of Mount Olive. Cc09091986 / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 04, 2017 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 PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 500 / 560SAT Math: 520 / 590SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 17 / 22ACT English: 14 / 21ACT Math: 16 / 23What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 3,430 (3,250 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female45% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $19,000Books: $1,350 (why so much?)Room and Board: $7,600Other Expenses: $2,000Total 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 AidGrants: 97%Loans: 70%Average Amount of AidGrants: $12,546Loans: $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 CountryWomen's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Soccer Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of Mount Olive, You May Also Like These Schools: University of North Carolina - Wilmington: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of North Carolina - Chapel Hill: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMars Hill University: ProfileGardner-Webb University: ProfileShaw University: ProfileHigh Point University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorth Carolina State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphPfeiffer University: ProfileChowan University: ProfileUniversity of North Carolina - Greensboro: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBarton College: Profile University of Mount Olive Mission Statement: mission statement from https://www.umo.edu/about/mission-and-covenant "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."