Niche Ranks University of Mobile #1 in Alabama

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile is the #1 Best Small College in Alabama with the #1 Best College Dorms in the state, according to the popular ranking and review site Niche.

The University of Mobile also was named #1 Best College in the Mobile Area, according to new 2020 rankings posted at

The Christian university also earned top honors nationally for best college campus and best college dorms, coming in at #22 Best College Campuses in America out of 1,417, and #28 Best College Dorms in America out of 1,384.

The university’s new food service provider MMI helped UM break into the rankings for Best College Food in Alabama for the first time at #3, behind the University of Alabama and Auburn University.

UM is also among the safest campuses in Alabama, according to Niche, ranking at #4 Safest College Campuses in Alabama.

Niche ranked colleges throughout the United States in more 50 categories, then broke those rankings down by state and city.

According to Niche, the Best Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.

Complete rankings for the University of Mobile are at

 About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 77 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.eduor call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.