Alliance, Ohio isn't exactly what you'd call a college town, but it's not a bad place to live for a few years. Alliance is a small city of about twenty-five thousand people, and students say that it gives off a small-town vibe. The city gets high marks for scenery and safety (although there are a few rough parts of town to avoid), and the locals are friendly and are often Mount Union fans. Other schools like Walsh and Malone Universities are nearby, and there is some interaction among the institutions. Although it may not be as exciting as other places, there's a certain charm and friendliness about Alliance that students appreciate.
The worst thing about Alliance is that there's not much to keep students within the city limits. Shopping and nightlife are limited, and transportation can be difficult without a car. There is a cheap movie theater, a bowling alley, and a decent selection of restaurants, but not much else. Students recommend making the drive to Canton or Akron for better nightlife and shopping, or heading up to Cleveland to catch a sporting event or concert. There are things to do around Alliance, but the majority of Mount students wishes there were more in the city itself. Many feel that Alliance offers a unique college experience, but most don't plan to stick around after graduation, unless a great job offer comes along.