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

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1070-1320
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$25,162/ 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
$24,075/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,599Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
582
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Joyful, outgoing, friendly, caring, loving
    46%
  • Positive and uplifting
    25%
  • There isn't the typical student at any school.
    17%
  • Hipster
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Christian influence
    68%
  • Community
    24%
  • Bulldogs
    4%
  • Strict
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    68%
    National
    49%
    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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    The apartment-like dorms are very comfortable and accommodating. Classes are challenging but not overwhelming, and they're relatively small, as well (about 25 students per class). Professors genuinely care about their students and wish to get to know their students. The only thing I would want differently is that the school would have a football team, so we could have a marching band!
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    All the staff here is amazing. They really promote a Christ-centered education, and are always willing to take their students into their homes for a meal or two. All the departments work well with one another and equally promote events that are going on. The security team here works hard to make sure everyone is safe. It is never hard to make a new friend on campus!
    I love Union! There is no other place like it. The academics are challenging while still maintaining a fantastic Christian community. There are many groups on campus, so it is easy to find a place to fit in. If you can afford to attend, it is an experience you won't regret. Just beware of getting too comfortable and forgetting that the rest of the world won't be so kind.