A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Union University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, TN 38305
Website
From Union University

Union University is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based, Christian university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Union is united in its love for Christ, for rigorous academics, and for biblical truth, integrating top-tier academics with Christian faith in every program of study. Located in Jackson, Tennessee, about 80 miles east of Memphis and 120 miles west of Nashville, Union is the oldest institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Its mission is to provide Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to church and society.

Union University 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
69%
SAT Range
1070-1320
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Union University

Cost

Net Price
$26,286/ 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
    $20,815/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,676/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,582/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,253/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,451/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
91%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,976Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Joyful, outgoing, friendly, caring, loving
    50%
  • Positive and uplifting
    23%
  • Hipster
    14%
  • There isn't the typical student at any school.
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.43 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Christian influence
    70%
  • Community
    26%
  • Bulldogs
    4%

After Union University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Union University Reviews

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I love the way Greek life at Union allows you to meet an additional family within your student body. As a member of ZTA, it has been such a wonderful opportunity and experience to grow with a group of girls I now call my sisters. These are the girls I'll remember when I leave Union and be thankful for them holding me accountable. I love Union's Greek life in that it isn't seen as a huge "party hard drink fest." In fact, we don't drink at any parties; we believe there are plenty of ways to have fun that don't include alcohol! Everyone in each sorority and fraternity is so kind to each other, and it makes for one great big community. I'm thankful to be a part of Union's Greek life which I may not have participated in a sorority if I had gone to a bigger school.
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Union is the best. If I could choose any school in the country, I would still choose Union. The community at Union is unbelievable. The people are so inspiring, intelligent, loving, and accepting. My fellow students are among some of the most diverse and all around coolest people I have ever met. Teachers are wise and intentional with students. What makes Union unique is the fact that it is a Christian University with a high academic standard. It's different from other Christian universities because it encompasses Christianity into every class and subject -not just those classes that are specifically "bible classes". The academic challenges are great, the drive for excellence is apparent, and the Christianity love shared by all is undeniable.
Since all of the dorms on Union's campus are apartment style, every single person has their own room with the experience of sharing common space with 3 dorm mates. Having a spot on campus to close the door is especially beneficial for introverts! Although the cost is high compared to off-campus housing, the convenience of individual dorms plus being withing walking distance to class/to get food is worth it.