A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Union College - New York is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
807 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12308
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
41%
SAT Scores Range
1220-1400
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Union College - New York

Cost

Net Price
$33,826/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,682/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,054/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,378/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,861/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,563/ year

Academics

Professors
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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,228Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Work hard play hard
    40%
  • Drunk moron
    15%
  • Studious
    15%
  • Driven
    10%
  • Sheltered, immature, closed-minded
    10%
  • Rich and smart
    5%
  • rich, drinks a lot
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
72%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.43 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
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After Union College - New York

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
47%
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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Union College - New York Reviews

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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.
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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!
Gorgeous campus! I love the small school feel and the tiny classes (my largest class has been about 30 students for Chemistry 101). Professors have all been incredibly friendly and available to students at any convenient time, as well as highly qualified and knowledgeable. I love hanging out with friends, but party life at Union focuses mostly around Greek like, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Athletics are competitive, and there is absolutely nothing more fun than hockey games, a highlight of the winter for me.