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About University of Mount Olive

University of Mount Olive is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Mount Olive, North Carolina. University of Mount Olive was founded in 1951 and now enrolls around 3,371 students a year, including 3,251 undergrads.

University of Mount Olive offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

2021 University of Mount Olive Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 51%
Average GPA 2.8
Tuition $21,618

2022 University of Mount Olive Regular Decision Application Deadline

University of Mount Olive Early Admission

University of Mount Olive does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Mount Olive

It is slightly difficult to get into University of Mount Olive. Around 51% of applicants get into University of Mount Olive each year. Out of 2,262 applications received in 2021, 1,143 students were offered admission.

University of Mount Olive Waitlist

University of Mount Olive reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Mount Olive?

University of Mount Olive is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Mount Olive, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Mount Olive Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Other Requirements Standardized Test Scores
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

University of Mount Olive Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Mount Olive.

Does University of Mount Olive Require Test Scores?

University of Mount Olive does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 57% submitted the SAT. 53% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at University of Mount Olive

Yes! University of Mount Olive provides on-campus housing for students.

University of Mount Olive students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda and commuters organization. Pickle Classic Basketball Tournament, Mr. and Miss Mount Olive College, and and MOOS Day are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Mount Olive.

Financial Aid at University of Mount Olive

University of Mount Olive meets 67% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Mount Olive full-time are awarded $15,947 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of Mount Olive a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mount Olive

About 58% of students who start at University of Mount Olive come back for their second year of college. Out of the 199 students who started at University of Mount Olive as first-time freshman, 68 graduate within four years.

University of Mount Olive's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 44%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of Mount Olive Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $32,227 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Mount Olive sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Mount Olive a good school for you?

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Where is University of Mount Olive Located?

University of Mount Olive is located in the small town setting of Mount Olive, North Carolina, less than an hour from Raleigh.

If you want to see University of Mount Olive for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take State Route 55 to Mount Olive, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Raleigh-Durham International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Mount Olive and Mount Olive are like without leaving home.

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College Info

634 Henderson Street Mount Olive, NC 28365

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Mount Olive Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Mount Olive is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Mount Olive is Continuous processing.

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University of Mount Olive ACT Scores


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University of Mount Olive Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at University of Mount Olive is like? There are approximately 3,371 students enrolled at University of Mount Olive, including 3,251 undergraduate students and 120 graduate students. 43% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from NC and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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