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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    A
About Union County College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
1033 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$3,364/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,714/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,124/ year
  • $49-75k
    $5,708/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,170/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,470/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,449Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Union County College Reviews

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Ucc offers free tutoring in all subjects. So if I am struggling in a particular class, I can go to the ALC and get help. All of the tutors are students, so they know exactly what's it like to not understand particular topics. They are always looking to hire new tutors, so this is a great way to make easy money. The library rents out textbooks for 2 hours, so you don't necessarily have to waste your money buying textbooks. You can also print out an unlimited amount of papers and rent laptops in the library. There is only 3 main buildings, so it's not hard to find your way around campus. The only con that I can think of is that even though there are many classes available at many different times, there aren't many professors to choose from. So if you don't like a particular professor, you might need to take a very early or late class just so that you won't have to have that professor. With all that being said, if Ucc seems very appealing to you than you should definitely attend!
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Union County College, like many places, is what you make of it. Despite the negative connotations it faces as a 2 year school, the opportunities for growth, excellence, and connections are boundless. Whether it be through Phi Theta Kappa, our honor society, tutoring at the Academic Learning Center, or engaging in the plethora of clubs and on-campus activities offered, UCC allows anyone searching for community and opportunity to find it.

It took me two semesters to realize this, and yet during my last year, I was still able to make lifelong friendships and find unique career opportunities through my professors, mentors, peers, and anyone else who was willing to help.

UCC is a great school, and the only complaint I truly have is the miscommunication about financial aid, and the mediocre food. Otherwise, attending this college is a great way to learn about what you want to do in life, and to find a community that truly supports, inspires, and pushes you to be your best self.
I attended Union County College for 4 years, that was longer than I planned. I took a year off and resumed again. It was a good school, great teachers and developed great friendships there. Financial Aid was a hassle but things have gotten better and the construction is looking great! I like how they expanded and it became more diverse.