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

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  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 minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C

About

807 UNION ST
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 continually redefining what it means to provide a liberal arts education. Here, tradition meets innovation across the arts, engineering, humanities, sciences and social sciences. As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, and the first to offer engineering, we are ranked among the finest.

Union is a highly selective, private, residential college. Our 130-acre campus in Schenectady, N.Y. is a short walk to downtown, and is within easy reach of New York City, Boston, Montreal and outdoor recreation.

Our 2,100 students choose from 62 majors and minors. They engage with faculty and immerse themselves in research, internships and studying abroad. They create community through 150 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
47%
SAT Range
1270-1450
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$39,101 / 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
$36,604 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 47 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 47 responses

Majors

Engineering at Union College

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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
2,065 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Work hard play hard
    45%
  • Passionate
    15%
  • Rich and smart
    9%
  • Studious
    9%
  • Driven
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Sheltered, immature, closed-minded
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 60 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Tight-knit community
    24%
  • It's what you decide to make of it
    19%
  • Small but comfortable
    16%
  • Small
    11%
  • Homogeneous culture
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 22 responses

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