Union University

Jackson, TN, USA
4.01 Average Rating

Founded in 1823, Union University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts institution in west Tennessee and the oldest university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Union confers undergraduate degrees in over 100 Christ-centered academic programs of study. As a Christian university, Union holds chapel services twice per week and all students are required to attend 14 services every semester. For students who wish to learn in another culture, Union’s Center for Intercultural Engagement oversees the university study abroad programs in Europe, Israel, and Africa.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Southern Baptist
  • 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
60%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
69%
Out-Of-State Students
29%
93%
Submitting ACT
13%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1163
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,377
Total Number of Undergrads
2,181
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
77%
20-39 Students
19%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
69%
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
$24,569
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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.
$32,610
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.
$32,610
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.
$11,390
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

0
100
81%
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.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,703
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.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,837
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,603

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.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,167
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.
$24,840
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.
$257
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
34%
66%
Student Organizations
92
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
66%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulldogs
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Memphis
Jackson
Nashville
Atlanta
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
95%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.01 Average Rating
Union University is the best school on the face of the earth. Teachers really care about the success of the student and encourage the students to do their very best. Almost all of the students there are friendly and genuinely care about their peers.
Justin from Belmont, MS
Union University is a fantastic school that, for the most part, lives up to its portrayal of itself. Union claims to be excellence driven, Christ-centered, people-focused, and future-directed. It truly does meet those claims.
Kat

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