The University of Mount Olive has become one of the most unique and fastest growing private educational institutions in North Carolina the University of Mount Olive is a private liberal arts college located in Mount Olive, North Carolina. It is a private institution that was founded in 1951. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,251 and the campus size is 110 acres. UMO is listed by the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities as the fourth most affordable private college in North Carolina. University of Mount Olive is ranked #32 in Regional Colleges South in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges. university of mount olive believe in transformational education. It strives to cultivate a generation of intelligent, open-minded students with a strong liberal arts background — it recognizes that it is just as important to teach our students values that will help them develop into positive, contributing members of society. University of Mount Olive is part of the NCAA II athletic conference. The college is governed by a 24-member Board of Trustees with eight members being elected each year to a three-year term. The Original Free Will Baptist Convention also maintains at least three ad hoc members on the board who each serve three-year terms.