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The admission process is holistic and includes a 300+ word essay and a letter of recommendation from your school counselor. As with most selective colleges, high grades in challenging college preparatory classes will be the most important part of your application. Admissions Data (2016): Union of Mount Union Acceptance Rate: 77%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 430 / 540SAT Math: 460 / 570SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 20 / 26ACT English: 19 / 25ACT Math: 19 / 26What these ACT numbers mean University of Mount Union Description: Founded in 1846, the University of Mount Union is a liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Since it first opened its doors, the university has taken pride in providing equal access to education without consideration of race, color, or sex. The 123-acre campus (with another 162-acre Nature Center) is located in Alliance, Ohio, a small city of 25,000 people located roughly midway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Despite it's name as a "university," the school has a largely undergraduate focus and has the feel of a traditional liberal arts college. Students hail from 31 states and 13 countries, although the majority come from the region. Mount Union is a residential campus with active student life. The university has over 80 student organizations as well as an active Greek scene. The university is home to four sororities and four fraternities. Athletics are a big deal at Mount Union, and the school's Purple Raiders compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC). Mount Union has had notable success in several sports including football and track & field. The school's love of athletics can be seen on the academic front as well, for exercise science and sport business are among the most popular majors. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,281 (2,140 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female99% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $29,120Books: $1,100 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,850Other Expenses: $1,635Total Cost: $41,705 University of Mount Union Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 73%Average Amount of AidGrants: $17,429Loans: $10,432 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: biology, business administration, criminal justice studies, early childhood education, exercise science, marketing, psychology, sport business Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%6-Year Graduation Rate: 59% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & fieldWomen's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like University of Mount Union, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Akron: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAlfred University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphKent State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphOhio State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphOtterbein University: ProfileUniversity of Toledo: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphJohn Carroll University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphOhio Northern University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphYoungstown State University: ProfileMiami University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBaldwin Wallace University: Profile University of Mount Union Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.mountunion.edu/mission-statement-2 "The mission of the University of Mount Union is to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship."