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Why Choose University of Mount Olive?

  1. We’re one of the most affordable universities in North Carolina. Did you know that the University of Mount Olive has been ranked as one of the most affordable universities in North Carolina? We want to help our students achieve their academic goals in whatever way we can, which is why we offer a variety of financial aid and scholarship options for incoming freshmen, as well as adult, international and military students.
  2. We offer a variety of college degree options for incoming freshmen. As a private liberal arts university, the University of Mount Olive produces graduates with a well-rounded academic background in areas such as literature, history, psychology, mathematics, philosophy, science and more. Interested in a professional degree in business? The Robert L. Tillman School of Business has been internationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
  3. You’ll learn values that will shape your entire academic career — and the rest of your life. Founded by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, the University of Mount Olive offers an academic experience grounded in the Christian faith. It’s one of the things that sets us — and our students — apart from other private colleges in Eastern North Carolina.
  4. Our small college setting allows you to discover and invest in your passions. At the University of Mount Olive, class sizes are small, allowing students to receive one-on-one attention from caring faculty and staff committed to helping them succeed in the academic setting and beyond. And with our numerous clubs, student organizations, internship opportunities and more, University of Mount Olive offers students the space and resources to explore their interests on a deep and meaningful level.
  5. You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. We’re constantly hosting great campus-wide events for our students, including concerts, movies, games and much more. Sports fan? The University of Mount Olive competes in the NCAA Division II level in 20 sports, offering an established athletic program with a winning tradition.

Interested in learning more? By scheduling a private or group campus visit, you’ll have the opportunity to speak personally with our students and faculty about the many opportunities available to you at the University of Mount Olive. The University of Mount Olive is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.

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The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.