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Union College

Schenectady, NY, USA
3.82 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
37%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
31%
Out-Of-State Students
60%
34%
Submitting ACT
42%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1350
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,267
Total Number of Undergrads
2,267
Academic Calendar

Trimester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
57%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
82%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
88%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$32,720
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$55,290
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$55,290
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,563
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Aid Per Year
$29,135
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,750
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$27,548

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
50%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,058
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$275
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
54%
46%
Student Organizations
125
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
88%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Dutchmen/Dutchwomen
School Colors
Garnet
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Boston
Albany
Washington
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
68%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$80,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
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.
zoli
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.
Matthew from Brooklyn, NY

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