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Union College - New York
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  • 4 Year
  • SCHENECTADY, NY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Union offered an in-person living and learning experience for students for the entire 2020-2021 academic year, and are planning the same for 2021-2022. Join us for a modified campus visit (including student-led tour) with safety measures in place. Registration is required. Of course, we continue to hold many virtual events to learn more about Union, too. Learn More

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

807 UNION STREET
SCHENECTADY, NY 12308
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
From Union College - New York

Since 1795, Union College has been defining—and continually redefining—what it means to provide a liberal arts education. We've been challenging convention, blurring boundaries and shaking up traditional thinking. We develop every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage, in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows.

Union is a highly selective, private, residential, liberal arts college with engineering that is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges. Our 100 acre campus in Schenectady, N.Y. is a short walk to all downtown has to offer, and is within easy reach of New York City, Boston, Montreal and outdoor recreation.

Our 2,150 students choose from 58 majors and minors. They engage with faculty and immerse themselves in research, internships and studying abroad. They create community through 130 student clubs and organizations, 26 varsity athletic teams (Div. III with Div. I ice hockey), our unique Minerva Program and many service opportunities.

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Union College - New York Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
43%
SAT Range
1220-1420
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$39,527 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,272 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 32 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 41 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 41 responses

Majors

Engineering at Union College

Did you know Union was the first liberal arts college to offer engineering? We are ranked among the best ABET-accredited undergrad programs and the top STEM schools for women. All engineering students complete a year-long design project as seniors, 60% study abroad, and interdisciplinary study and internships are encouraged. Our facilities include a new $100 million science + engineering complex.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,173 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Work hard play hard
    39%
  • Passionate
    16%
  • Drunk moron
    13%
  • Studious
    10%
  • Driven
    6%
  • Sheltered, immature, closed-minded
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 54 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Tight-knit community
    26%
  • It's what you decide to make of it
    19%
  • Small but comfortable
    16%
  • Small
    13%
  • Homogeneous culture
    10%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • a mistake to go to
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 20 responses

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