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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
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.
About University of Mount Olive...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Conference Carolinas
Address
634 Henderson St
Mount Olive, NC 28365
Website

University of Mount Olive Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1070
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,508/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,244/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,472Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,735
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Study-focused and/or sports worthy
    35%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Few are studying-focused
    12%
  • Sporty
    12%
  • Study-focused and/ or sport worthy, stuck up/noisy
    12%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Stuck up and noisy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Allows me to work and be able to go to school
    44%
  • Small but great quality
    41%
  • Flexible and tailored to student needs
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Stuck up, small town
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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University of Mount Olive Reviews

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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!
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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!