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Incoming Freshmen

If you’re a recent high school graduate looking for a small liberal arts university in North Carolina focused on providing a superior educational experience in an engaging, Christian values-centered environment, there’s no better choice than the University of Mount Olive. With our small class sizes, caring faculty and staff, and affordable tuition, we’ll help you reach goals you never thought possible.

The University of Mount Olive offers a variety of degree programs for incoming freshmen, as well as a competitive athletic program, numerous opportunities for personal growth and development, and a range of helpful student services to make your college experience a memorable one.

Interested in visiting our beautiful university campus in Mount Olive, North Carolina? Simply click on one of the buttons below to get started:

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Daytime students' tuition for full-time attendance is $19,700.  The total cost including tuition, room, and board is $27,850.

New Student Requirements

High School Graduation REQUIRED
College Preparatory Program Recommended
Submission of final official high school transcript REQUIRED
Submission of official standardized test scores

REQUIRED: scores included on an official high school transcript will be considered official

Standardized test requirements


The SAT R writing score is not counted toward the total SAT score, but can be used for placement purposes.

SAT II is not used

UMO's test preference SAT R - English, Reading, and Math


High School Course Credit Requirements

English 4 REQUIRED
Foreign Language 2 recommended
Health/Physical Education 1 REQUIRED
Mathematics 4 recommended, 3 REQUIRED (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry)
Science 3 REQUIRED
Social Studies 3 REQUIRED

A graduate of a home school program will be considered for admission if all standards required by the applicant’s State Department of Education or Public Instruction have been met. Appropriate documentation will be required.

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*Applicants under 18 years of age holding the General Educational Development (GED) certificate must submit official GED scores and official transcripts from all  high school(s) attended showing courses completed before withdrawal. On campus meetings with the Admissions Office may be required. 

*New traditional student applicants who do not meet the minimum admissions standards may be accepted on advisement status.


Transform your life at the University of Mount Olive! For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-653-0854. We look forward to meeting you!

The University of Mount Olive does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, or handicap in the administration of its personnel and educational policies. It admits all qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

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.