Union College - New York Rankings
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Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering44 Graduates
Political Science and Government42 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities31 Graduates
Geology and Earth Science27 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology27 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics20 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.43 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
Union College - New York Reviews
Union is a mid-tier school, and it shows it. Although the professors are (for the most part) excellent and very supportive, many of the students are mind-numbingly unintelligent, and even more just don't care. The only parties are at frats, which, with the exception of AD, are all exactly the same. Think high school homecoming but with more alcohol. They mostly revolve around freshman girls grinding with brothers in overcrowded, sticky, hot rooms with Drake and other top 40s pop blaring. Outside of parties, students are mostly dull and substitute wearing Vineyard Vines for having actual personalities. Don't come here unless you're wealthy, white, and from the northeast.
Review Continued: The social scene is Greek dominated; the Minerva system is an absolute joke. Parties are moving off campus. The administration is cracking down on Greek life HARD! On campus parties are no longer the same, and are pretty much used as pre games for the off campus parties, Wednesdays nights are practically nonexistent compared to what it was when I was a freshman thanks to the cops and administration (more of a small gathering night for upperclassmen), and Thursday AD dinner parties (which is a frat known for hosting the spot to be on a Thursday night) no longer exist due to the administration. Spring term at Union is still pretty lit though, given that we have ReUnion weekend, Lobster Fest, and Spring Fest. The social scene for the most part, given that Greek life makes up 70% of the student body (Union butchers this statistic as it includes freshman, even though you can't pledge until sophomore year) is getting blackout and going to an off campus party nowadays.
Union College has been a great time for me so far! I only wish that the admissions office had been more honest about a few things, such as the Minerva House System and Greek Life. The admissions office downplays campus involvement in Greek Life and really emphasizes it in the Minerva Houses. However, once you make it to campus, you realize that it is the exact opposite. It can be very disappointing if you aren't already prepared for it. Everything else at Union has been great though! I absolutely recommend that everybody apply and attend if accepted!