Mount Olive is a private, Christian university located in Mount Olive, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,472 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Mount Olive acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 42% of students, Mount Olive alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.
NCAA Division II (without football)
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities118 Graduates
Early Childhood Education88 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies74 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies65 Graduates
Healthcare Management55 Graduates
Human Resources42 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems24 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
University of Mount Olive Reviews
Applying to UMO was a very short and easy process. They contact you within a short period of time to welcome you into the prospective Trojan family. I was invited to tour the campus as soon as I could, at my convenience. My Admissions Representative was extremely nice and informative. Every question or concern was answered. I was highly concerned over what UMO could offer me financially due to having a family that cannot easily support me. The Admissions Representative promised to try to get as much help for me as possible so I would be able to attend. Within a week of applying, I was accepted with a financial package! I toured the campus and it was absolutely beautiful! I would recommend this University to anyone interested in a private school with a beautiful campus and amazing staff!
The underfunded rural campus has a lackluster atmosphere. Administration interferes too much with students' lives. I can't even take an online class without having to argue and justify my reasons to the dean. Academics are challenging & fairly heavy course work. Registration is a pain, costs do not justify the type of education and service you're getting. People are generally nice, but lacks diversity. The only thing that makes them stand out (and keeps me from leaving), is their institutional aid. The scholarships that they offer are a big help, and even if it isn't exactly an ivy league, it's still a good school that provides you with a proper education.
I transferred from my local community college to the University of Mount Olive in August 2016. It was the best college decision I ever made! The people are extremely nice and helpful, the college has so many things to offer, and the way they accommodate my busy life and schedule is amazing. I am able to continue being a wife, Mama, full time dental office manager, and go back to school to get my bachelor's degree in accounting! All because of the support from UMO! I could never give enough thanks and appreciation!