Founded in 1795 as the first college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, Union College is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in upstate New York. The first liberal arts college to offer a degree program in engineering, Union confers undergraduate degrees in 56 academic majors and minors. Additionally, Union is home to the Minerva House Program where students and faculty gather to interact and socialize in an informal setting outside of the classroom. Throughout the school year, Union schedules a number of all-campus events such as the Winter Dance Concert, Springfest, and Lobsterfest.
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Union is the perfect blend of academic and social life. Each day you are challenged intellectually in class, and are able to express yourself through many clubs and activities throughout the day and night. The connection among students is powerful and the atmosphere on campus can't be beat.
Jordan from Ballston Spa, NY
Union College has the most beautiful campus in the country. The size is perfect, the students are friendly, and the professors are approachable. It brings together students of all academic interests, including engineering, and forms an incredible community that I will be proud to say I was a part of for the rest of my life.
Scott from Wells, ME
All in all, I fell in love with Union College as soon as I stepped foot on campus. It is absolutely beautiful and the people there are just the same - everyone is so friendly and easy to talk to! Also, the financial aid package I received from them was awesome!
Britt from Albany, NY
Work-hard, play-hard is the motto at Union. A diverse, tight-knit liberal arts community that encourages creativity and diversity in all areas. Good luck with tuition!
Lily from New York, NY
i wasn't originally planning on looking at this school, but i visited on my way back from another school (rpi) and fell in love. the campus was breathtaking, even though the weather was miserable. our tour guide was funny, smart, and it was really obvious she wanted us to love the school as much as she did.
lily from pittburgh, pa
Union is a fabulous place to get an education. The courses are rigorous.
the professors are excellent.
When I visited the campus, it had an extremely upbeat social atmosphere. I felt really comfortable there during the campus tour and I would suggest researching more about this college for anyone who has fears about leaving their home, because it seemed to have a very strong support system for their students.