Union College (NY)

Schenectady, NY, USA
4.07 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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
31%
Out of State Students
59%
0
100
37%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1350
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,203
Total Number of Undergrads
2,203
Academic Calendar

Trimester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
80%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$37,080
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$53,490
Out-of-State Tuition
$53,490
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%
Average Aid Per Year
$36,748
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
55%
45%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
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
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$63,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
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
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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