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University of Mobile Among Top 25 Best College Campuses in America

Kathy DeanNews, Student Life

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile’s spacious 880-acre campus in north Mobile County has been named among the Top 25 Best College Campuses in America by the popular ranking and review site Niche.

UM was named #22 Best College Campus in America, surpassing Yale at #24, Harvard at #25 and Auburn University at #30.

The Christian university was named the #2 Best College Campus in Alabama, making it the top-ranked private university campus in the state. The University of Alabama holds the #1 spot in the state and ranked #7 nationally.

According to Niche, “top-ranked colleges offer outstanding campus resources across classrooms, labs, performance venues, housing, food and recreational facilities.” Factors considered in the ranking include student surveys on campus quality, and grades given for campus food, campus housing, safety and the local area around campus.

The University of Mobile hosts campus tours Mondays through Fridays, and UM Days campus visit events throughout the year. Students who visit campus, apply and enroll may receive a $2,000 campus visit scholarship. Schedule a campus visit at umobile.edu/visit.

The site includes data for 4,136 colleges nationwide. Niche ranked colleges throughout the United States in more 50 categories, then broke those rankings down by state and city. Rankings are posted at Niche.com.

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, according to Niche.

Complete Niche rankings for the University of Mobile are at https://www.niche.com/colleges/university-of-mobile/rankings/.

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 over 75 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 information about the University of Mobile, areas of study, admissions and more, visit umobile.edu, connect with UM on social media @univofmobile, or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is associate vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.