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13 Leadership 17 Athletics 19 Campus Life 22 Real People, Real Success 25 Experience UMobile
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Relevant. Challenging. Personal.
Personal attention, challenging academics, and learning experiences that are relevant to your life create an exciting academic environment at the University of Mobile.
You’ll find: • Over 40 areas of study • A great location in south Alabama near Gulf Coast beaches • A beautiful & safe campus on over 800 acres • Faculty who teach excellence with a Christian worldview • Opportunities for experience-based learning and international travel • Traditional, online & blended courses that give you flexibility • New residence halls • Active campus life with concerts, events, service projects and more!
• Students in the Center for Performing Arts/School of Music, School of Worship Leadership and School of Christian Ministries are sought for internships at some of the largest churches in the nation. • Students In Free Enterprise business students take their year-long service projects to national competition, sharing the ways they give help and hope to an underprivileged community. • School of Nursing students work side-by-side with professors in a dedicated nursing lab in a local hospital, and help care for real patients. If you want to know more about academic excellence at UMobile, just ask our students! We did, and here’s what they said: • Our students ranked the quality of teaching 1st in student satisfaction. • UMobile ranks above the national average for student-faculty interaction and supportive campus environment.
UMobile is named one of “America’s Best Christian Colleges” and is among “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” As a fully accredited* university, UMobile offers a challenging academic experience at the highest level. Here are a few examples: • Our School of Education is consistently rated A+ by the Alabama State Department of Education. • UMobile Athletic Training Education Program graduates are accepted into the top graduate programs in the nation.
• Our students show greater improvements in reading, writing, math and critical thinking than the national average.
* The University of Mobile is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Mobile. For normal inquiries about admissions, financial aid, academics, etc., please contact the University of Mobile at 251.442.2222.
Our professors have the credentials to teach anywhere in the world, and they have a special passion for teaching the kind of students who are drawn to UMobile.
Our professors have the credentials to teach anywhere in the world, and they have a special passion for teaching the kind of students who are drawn to UMobile. They mentor you, challenge you, and help you push yourself further than you thought possible.
Want to spend the day at the nearby beach, but need to study? It’s easy to do with UMobile’s online advantage. In addition to traditional on-campus classes, your course options include classes offered completely online or blended, with both online instruction and classroom experiences. Whatever format your classes take – traditional, online, blended, experiential, community service, travel-based, or other innovative formats – you always have personal attention and mentoring from faculty who want to be part of your success.
It’s not enough to be excellent in your field – that is simply the starting point. Through professors who teach from a Christian worldview, you learn what it means to live out your faith through your profession. From there, you learn how to use your influence in your career to make a difference in the world. You may: • Use Christian principles in business to start a clothes closet with your business class at a Christian community center • Earn college credit while building a chapel or providing health screenings in Brazil • Show educators in Uganda creative methods for teaching children • Lead worship in places ranging from a church to a homeless shelter We believe the best Christian colleges do more than teach you the skills to be the best at what you do in your career. The best Christian college – the University of Mobile -- challenges you to become all that God created you to be.
You will find them: • Leading an honors course to England or Italy • Working side-by-side with you building a chapel in Brazil • Drinking coffee with you at a café in Italy or at the campus coffee shop • Backpacking with Youth Hostel Missions through Europe • Teaching you and an international cast of students at a musical theatre workshop in Germany. • Mentoring you in your clinical nursing experience • Leading an audience of thousands to cheer for your solo music performance • Helping you organize a local community to start small cottage businesses
Your classes will be taught by UMobile faculty – not graduate students. Our small class size, averaging 14 students for each professor, means you have personal attention throughout your college career. The relationships you build with your professors will last far into the future as they influence your life – and you influence theirs. UMobile professors bring their real-world experiences into the classroom as: • Business owners • Storm-chaser tour guide • Award-winning artist • Consultant to the Olympics • Medical device inventor • Worship leaders • Environmental consultant • Authors • Principals • Researchers • Nurses • Mission team leaders • Inductee in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame • Pastors • International performers • Operatic soloists • Choreographers & arrangers • Expert medical witnesses Learn more about our faculty at www.umobile.edu/facultystories 5
The University of Mobile will challenge you to do more, be more and accomplish more than you ever thought possible. Here are just a few of the ways our students have life-changing, eye-opening, faith-growing, real-world experiences. • Student teaching in public and private schools • Field experiences in athletic training at high school football games • Performing before thousands at the annual Christmas Spectacular • Working with nursing professors to provide patient care at local hospitals • Chasing storms on the Great Plains
Step out of your comfort zone and step into a broader understanding of yourself and others as you travel nationally and internationally. You may earn college credit and have life-changing experiences on trips such as: • Center for Performing Arts/School of Music performing ensemble tours - sing at sacred sites in Israel - perform with RamCorps in Jamaica - study musical theatre and opera in Germany - lead worship in Alaska and Hawaii • Honors Program - attend a lecture at Oxford University, England - visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. - explore Italy and France - go storm chasing across the Great Plains
• Attending a lecture at Oxford University, England, with the Honors Program
• Urban Plunge
• University Missions
UMobile brings internationally known leaders to campus through events such as the Influence Lecture Series, Christians in the Marketplace business leader forum, Patriot’s Day, and the Center for Leadership. You may: • Tweet questions to former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice and participate in a freewheeling discussion about the role faith plays in decisions she makes • Find out what Stuff Christians Like from best-selling author and blogger Jon Acuff • Hear how Big Daddy Weave drummer (and UMobile alumnus) Jeff Jones started a custom drumstick business • Debate compassionate solutions to poverty with national speakers from The Heritage Foundation • Hear first-hand accounts of the horrors of the Holocaust from a survivor • Understand the sacrifices that citizenship requires through talks by World War II veterans
• Youth Hostel Missions
• The Bridge
Photo coutesy of International Mission Board
We want you to succeed, and we are here to help. Our Student Success Center can help guide you through your college journey, from Freshman Seminar to career counseling. Plus, our Chora Godwin Learning Center provides you with free peer tutoring when you need some extra help in a subject area. A faculty mentor and peer leader will help guide you through your first semester as a freshman in Freshman Seminar. This program is designed to connect you with valuable information and resources necessary for beginning a successful college career. You also have access to: • Help developing study skills and test-taking skills
Step out of your comfort zone and step into a broader understanding of yourself and others as you travel nationally and internationally.
• Peer tutoring in any subject • Personal counseling with our university counselor • Personality study and career exploration • Resume assistance • Career services support 7
Passionate. Active. Transforming.
The University of Mobile experience begins where you are in your walk with God – then takes you deeper. Through experiences in classrooms, on our campus, across the nation and around the world, you will learn what it really means to see through the eyes of faith.
“Changing Lives to Change the World” begins when you arrive at the University of Mobile – and the first life changed is yours! Our emphasis on faith development calls you to an attitude of action where your faith impacts the world. That’s why we cancel classes for one day each year for a university-wide Project Serve. You will go out into the local community with other students and faculty in your major area of study – and take action! You may: • Paint a mural to brighten a hallway in an assisted living center • Bring school supplies to sick children who must attend school at the hospital • Work with area teenagers to plant a community garden • Visit with senior citizens and lead an old-fashioned hymn sing • Tutor school children in classrooms across the city • Update a community center’s outdated computer software
UMobile sends ministry teams across the nation and the world during weekends, spring and fall breaks, and summer. You become faith in action, using your influence to make a difference in the name of Jesus Christ.
• Put a roof on a Habitat for Humanity house
Along the way, you build deep friendships with other students while experiencing circumstances and cultures much different from your own.
Our students volunteer at shelters, community centers, after-school programs, in churches and ministries, and more. When our students see a need, they respond – because UMobile students understand their responsibility – and ability – to be a change agent.
Mission trips include: Urban Plunge Be part of planning 48-hour trips to inner cities across the U.S. and Canada as you serve impoverished communities. 9
The Bridge Work with church planters through the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to help plant and nurture a new church. Youth Hostel Missions Earn college credit during this intense 14-week training program that includes prayer and Bible study. Then travel with your team to encounter God as you stay in youth hostels across Europe, live in a remote village in the Philippines, follow the footsteps of Paul in Greece and Turkey, or lead a Bible study in Uganda University Missions Since 1992, University Missions has sent more than 130 international missions teams totaling over 1,400 people into 46 nations. You will earn college credit on these mission experiences led by faculty that include opportunities for evangelism, preaching and teaching, leading worship, working in children’s ministry, providing health screening, teaching in schools, and more. Mission Concert Tours Performing ensembles in the Center for Performing Arts/School of Music lead worship and share the Gospel as they tour throughout the U.S. and the world.
Where are you called to serve? Campus Ministries will help you discover your talents and passions as you: • Learn to push yourself beyond your comfort zone • Ask God to show you where your talents are best used to His service • Experience intense campus Bible study that challenges you to go deeper into the Word • Learn about different cultures and creative ways of sharing your faith
We have great ways for you to get connected – with God, with other students, and with a world needing the change that Jesus Christ offers. True Spin This in-depth weekly Bible study led by UMobile’s campus minister with worship led by UMobile students is so popular that students from other college campuses come to participate. 10
Small Groups Mentoring, prayer and Bible study happen in small groups across campus and in residence halls, including in historic Lyon Chapel at the heart of campus. Concerts UMobile brings in amazing artists like MUTEMATH, NeedToBreathe, Ben Rector, Phil Wickham, Charlie Hall, Gungor, David Crowder and UMobile alumni Big Daddy Weave. Athletic Ministry Plan special events and build friendships with UMobile student athletes, many of whom are international students far from home. Project Serve This university-wide day of service involves you in local community outreach. Festival of Hope UMobile takes the lead in this outreach to the community that provides services ranging from health screenings to haircuts to more than 10,000 people in a football stadium. You will help lead and coordinate this event which serves as “God’s hand extended” and brings churches and organizations together to serve the community.
You will go out into the local community with other students and faculty in your major area of study â€“ and take action!
Effective. Powerful. Compassionate.
The University of Mobile is your personal leadership training ground! Our emphasis on developing leaders is intentional, aimed at providing you the training, mentoring and experiences that prepare you to become an effective change agent.
Our goal is to prepare you to be a transforming influencer in the revitalization of Christian faith and character in America and beyond.
Academic and professional organizations help you learn more about your career field. They also give you experience as a leader in your field when you serve as an officer or lead projects that impact lives. Organizations include: • Campus Activities Board • Student Government Association • Campus Ministries • Athletic Training Student Society • Student Leaders Association for Teacher Educators • Students in Free Enterprise • Beta Chi science club • Reading Council • Bunker Hill Society • Honors Leadership Council, and more 13
Our students have shaken the hand of former President of the United States George W. Bush and tweeted questions in a student forum to former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice 14
Internships allow you to work with professionals in your area of study, gain experience, and develop connections with mentors who can help you in your career. Internships are available throughout academic areas, and add a unique depth to your educational experience. Types of internships our students have had recently include: • Serving in a congressional office in Washington, D.C.
Our annual University of Mobile Leadership Banquet gives you the chance to meet and learn from leaders who have proven themselves on the national and international stage.
• Student teaching for education majors
Our students have: • Shaken the hand of former President of the United States George W. Bush
• Leading worship at some of the nation’s largest churches
• Tweeted questions in a student forum to former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice
• Shadowing a television reporter
• Played guitar in an impromptu jam session with former governor, and presidential candidate and current Fox News Channel personality Mike Huckabee
• Clinical experiences in athletic training and nursing
• Assisting foreign missionaries on furlough in the U.S. • Teaching English as a second language with international seafarers • Working in exercise physiology at rehab and fitness centers • Serving as an interpretive park ranger with the National Forest Service • Handling technical aspects of television production and lighting at major churches
• Participated in press conferences with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former Georgia Governor and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich • Worked side-by-side with university staff to plan details for a presidential visit and an annual banquet that attracts audiences from across the region
• Publicizing America’s Junior Miss • Working with a Certified Public Accounting firm 15
Competitive. Exciting. Winning.
With eight national championship titles, UMobile’s athletic program is well-respected and highly competitive. We have more than 200 athletes, 60 conference championships, 298 All-Time NAIA All-Americans, and 97 All-Time NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
UMobile competes in the Southern States Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and is recognized as a Champions of Character program that emphasizes the qualities of: • Respect • Responsibility • Integrity • Servant Leadership • Sportsmanship
Men’s sports: • Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Soccer • Tennis
Women’s sports: • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Soccer • Softball • Tennis • Volleyball
Campus Life Fun. Friendships. Faith.
The campus life experience is about having fun, building life-long friendships, and living out your faith in your own campus community as well as the world. It starts with Ram Rush, UMobileâ€™s unique welcome to campus that kicks off your freshman year with concerts and events. And it never ends, because the friendships you make and the lessons you learn continue long after you earn your degree.
With brand new residence halls, a safe and secure environment, and a staff focused on service, living on campus has never been better! You will enjoy: New residence halls Our campus is continually adding new residence halls to meet the growing demand for campus housing. Safe environment Safety is a priority, with uniformed security guards patrolling campus 24 hours a day, a gated entrance, locked residence halls accessed by your student ID card, a registered nurse on call 24 hours a day, and Red Cross first-aid and CPR-certified residential coordinators. Free state-of-the-art laundry facilities Doing laundry at college is easy at UMobile, with laundry rooms conveniently located on each hall. Plus, you can receive text alerts on your cell phone when your laundry cycle is complete, and view laundry rooms from your computer to check the availability of machines. Fully furnished rooms Dorm furniture is designed to be comfortable and easy to arrange in a variety of ways. You can design your own room on our website, just visit www.umobile.edu/admissions to see the link. Fitness Center Stay in shape with workouts at our student fitness center in the Ben May Building. You have a variety of cardio and strength training equipment in a comfortable environment.
Media Rooms Watch movies or just get together with a group of friends in Media Rooms in new residence halls. Great food The Caf offers a large menu with a variety of options, including a large salad bar, made-to-order cooking station, grab-and-go items, and plenty of healthy fruits, vegetables and main dishes. Sandwiches and snacks are available in several areas across campus. Lighted outdoor patios Take advantage of comfortable, mild winter weather and spend lots of time outdoors with friends at outdoor patios beside Ram Hall and in front of J.L. Bedsole Library. These new additions to campus are popular gathering areas for students and faculty. 19
There is ALWAYS something fun happening on campus at the University of Mobile!
Coffee-house Hang out in our brand new coffee-house on the first floor of J.L. Bedsole Library. With its central location, this is a great place to meet friends, listen to live music, drop by the Spirit Store for a UMobile t-shirt, pick up a salad or use an iMac computer to catch up on your classwork.
There is ALWAYS something fun happening on campus at the University of Mobile! We’ve had a giraffe in Ram Hall, fire jugglers in The Caf, hot air balloons on the lawn, and a helicopter bringing our mascot Mac the Ram to a soccer game. There’s also: • Outdoor movies • Concerts with Christian recording artists • Covers student talent competition • Road trips to athletic events • Dorm Wars competition • Campus Activities Board Scavenger Hunt • Monster’s Ball • Outdoor swimming pool • And much, much more!
Intramural athletics is a great way to build friendships and have fun, whether you’re playing or cheering on your favorite team. Our new, lighted intramural field extends the fun far into the night. We take intramurals beyond the traditional and extend the fun to events such as a Quidditch Tournament and a Video Game All-Nighter. Intramural events include: • Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball • Home Run Derby • Slow-Pitch Softball Season • Quidditch Tournament • Soccer Season • Flag Football Tournament • Video Game All-Nighter • 3-Sport Tournament • Flag Football Season • 5-v-5 Baskeball March Madness • Softball Tournament • Sand Volleyball Tournament • And more!
Real People, Real Success The UMobile experience of Learning, Faith & Leadership is aimed at one goal:
to change the world for Jesus Christ.
We do this through graduates who: • Are Confident Christian Men & Women • Have Mastered the Body of Knowledge Required by the Degree They Hold • Know How to Think • Know What They Believe and Why They Believe It • Possess the Courage & Integrity to Live & Work According to Those Beliefs • Possess the Willingness & Skill to Use Their Influence in Appropriate & Effective Ways to Change the World Around Them.
Cheree Melton Major: Biology Currently: Medical Student Class of 2009
You will find our alumni leading the way in many fields and many places. Here are just a few of our alumni who are “Changing Lives to Change the World.” Read their stories at www.umobile.edu/alumnistories
Erin Bethea Major: Center for Performing Arts Currently: Actress, Lead in “Fireproof” Class of 2004
Robbie Owen Major: Education and Sociology Currently: Principal, Rockwell Elementary School, Spanish Fort, Alabama Honors: White House “Champion of Change,” Alabama’s National Distinguished Principal Class of 1982 Photo coutesy of Mobile Press Register
Jeff Jones Major: Psychology Currently: Entrepreneur, Author, Professional Drummer with Big Daddy Weave Honors: 2010 Dove Award for Christmas Album of the Year, 2002 Dove Award nominee for New Artist of the Year Class of 1996
Steven V. Taylor Major: Music Education Currently: Owner of Taylor Productions/A6 Studios, Dove award winner, Grammy nominee Class of 1977
Sarah Bailey Thomas Major: Communication Currently: Pharmaceutical sales, Division 1A college football referee Class of 1995 Tony Nicholas Major: Business Currently: Owner, The Hungry Owl Eatery Class of 2006
If you have a passion for making a difference, the University of Mobile is for you! Experience UMobile during a campus visit and earn a $2,000 Visit Day Scholarship.*
We are committed to making a UMobile education affordable! We designate a large portion of our budget for institutional scholarships awarded by the school, and that amount increases every year.*
$5.5 million $5.7 million
2010-10 2011-12 *(Excludes athletic scholarships)
2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 *(Excludes athletic scholarships)
At UMobile, you will receive a financial aid package that is personalized.
The Bottom Line
Financial Aid is Available!
The UMobile Visit Day Scholarship is just one of many scholarships available. In fact, 96% of our students receive financial assistance. At UMobile, you will receive a financial aid package that is personalized. Our financial aid counselors will explain your options and help you explore other possible scholarship and financial assistance opportunities.
Academic Scholarships Presidential Dean’s University $8000 + $1000 $6000 + $1000 $4000 + $1000 ACT SAT Range Room & Board Room & Board Room & Board Min.GPA Required Min.GPA Required Min.GPA Required 36 1600 2.90 2.50 2.50 35 1560-1590 3.00 2.50 2.50 34 1510-1550 3.15 2.50 2.50 33 1460-1500 3.25 2.50 2.50 32 1410-1450 3.35 2.50 2.50 31 1360-1400 3.45 2.50 2.50 30 1320-1350 3.55 2.50 2.50 29 1280-1310 3.70 2.75 2.75 28 1240-1270 3.80 2.75 2.75 27 1210-1230 3.90 2.75 2.75 26 1170-1200 4.00 2.75 2.75 25 1130-1160 – 2.75 2.75 24 1090-1120 – 2.80 2.75 23 1060-1080 – 3.00 2.75 22 1020-1050 – 3.50 2.75 21 980-1010 – 3.50 2.75 20 940-970 – 3.50 2.75
Your financial aid may include: • Merit Scholarships awarded by UMobile based on your ACT/SAT score and GPA • Talent Scholarships awarded by UMobile based on athletic, musical or other special talent • Need-based Grants • Federal loans • Work-study part-time campus job • Plus more!
You can fit tuition payments into your family’s monthly budget with the help of the UMobile payment plan through Tuition Management Systems. The payment plan lets you spread out your payments over a 10-month or 12-month period. That way, you avoid big lump-sum payments at the beginning of each semester.
RamFacts • Distinctively Christian university • Over 40 areas of study • Personal attention with Student:Faculty Ratio = 14:1 • 1,700+ students from 33 states and 30 nations • Recognized in “America’s Best Christian Colleges” • Named in “America’s 100 Best College Buys” • Average ACT for freshman class: 22 • Average GPA for freshman class: 3.34 • Degrees offered: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s 28
Areas of Study • Accounting Corporate/Non-Profit Public Accounting • Art • Athletic Training • Biology • Business Administration Finance General Business (Minor Only) Global Business Management Managerial Entrepreneurship Marketing • Chemistry (Minor Only) • Communication • Computer Information Systems • Education Early Childhood Education (P-3) Elementary Education (K-6) High School Certification • Biology 6-12 • English/Language Arts 6-12 • History 6-12 • Human Performance and Exercise • Science P-12 • Math 6-12 • Music P-12 • Social Science 6-12 • English • Environmental Management • General Studies • Graphic Design (Minor Only) • History • Human Performance & Exercise Science Coaching Exercise Physiology • Humanities • Intercultural Studies • Marine Science • Mathematics Dual Degree in Engineering with Auburn or USA • Military Science (Minor Only) Air Force ROTC Army ROTC • Music
• Associate Degree In Nursing (ADN) • Bachelor of Science In Nursing (BSN) • Philosophy (Minor Only) • Political Science • Psychology • Social Science • Sociology Criminal Justice Social Welfare • Spanish (Minor Only) • Theology • Vocal performance • Worship Leadership Church Ministry Film & Theatre Music Business Technology 5-Year Programs Combining Undergraduate/Graduate degrees: • Accounting/MBA • Business Administration/MBA • B.A. Theology/M.A. Christian Ministries • Computer Information Systems/MBA Pre-Professional Programs • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Engineering • Pre-Law • Pre-Medicine • Pre-Pharmacy • Pre-Physical Therapy • Pre-Veterinary Medicine Master’s Programs • Business Administration • Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, & Alternative Masters • Nursing • Christian Ministries • Marriage & Family Counseling
Experience UMobile during a campus visit and earn a $2,000 Visit Day Scholarship.* Schedule your campus visit at www.umobile.edu/visit or call your personal admissions counselor at 800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222. During your campus visit, you may: • Sit in on a college class • Spend a night in a residence hall • Attend campus events • Talk with current students • Meet professors • Discuss financial aid
Schedule your visit during one of our special UMobile Visit Days, or set up a visit during the week at a time that fits your schedule. *A $2,000 Visit Scholarship is only available to new students who attend a visit event, apply for admission, and enroll for the upcoming fall semester. This scholarship awards $250 per semester for 8 consecutive semesters attended. Only one UMobile Visit Scholarship available per person.
Apply online to the University of Mobile at www.umobile.edu/apply
The Best College for You College should be more than something to put on your resume. At the University of Mobile, itâ€™s an experience that changes your life.
Learning, Faith & Leadership
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