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Tuition & Fees

$51,696

$51,696

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
55%
500-599
25%
400-499
4%
700-800
34%
600-699
53%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
58%
500-599
21%
400-499
4%
30-36
57%
24-29
37%
18-23
5%
12-17
1%
30-36
42%
24-29
54%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
30-36
59%
24-29
38%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

46%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,297
Declined + 3,699
Total Received 5,996
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Private (nonprofit)

2,269

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2920
ACT 2970

School Facts

Union College, founded in 1795 and the first college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers programs in the liberal arts and engineering. Union's curriculum emphasizes collaboration with students and faculty through small classes and undergraduate research, an international experience in all disciplines and learning through service to the campus and community. Located in the city of Schenectady, Union's campus is three hours from New York City and Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,269
Established in 1795
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Schenectady, NY

100-acre campus in Schenectady (population: 65,902), 15 miles from Albany. Served by bus and train; air serves Albany. Public transportation serves campus.

Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 37% of male students
 
6 sororities 42% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
71%
Top 1/4
87%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
55%
500-599
25%
400-499
4%
700-800
34%
600-699
53%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
58%
500-599
21%
400-499
4%
30-36
57%
24-29
37%
18-23
5%
12-17
1%
30-36
42%
24-29
54%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
30-36
59%
24-29
38%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,297
Declined + 3,699
Total Received 5,996

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Matthew J. Malatesta
Vice President of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment
P: 888 843-6688
F: 518 388-6986
admissions@union.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,719,747
State $950,261
Institutional $36,078,626
Other external $420,802
Total $40,169,436

Non-need-based

Federal $351,403
State $87,974
Institutional $6,171,486
Other external $194,418
Total $6,805,281

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, ECAC, ECAC Hockey, Liberty League
Mascot
Dutchmen/Dutchwomen
School colors
garnet and grey
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Arts
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Classics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Economics
Electrical Engineering
English
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science
French/Francophone Studies
Geology
Germanic Studies
History
Humanities
Interdepartmental Program
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Managerial Economics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Languages
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science
Science/Medicine/Technology in Culture
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish/Hispanic Studies
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,269
students

Female
46%
1,039

Male
54%
1,230

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,226
students

Female
47%
1,028

Male
53%
1,198

undergraduatePart-time

2%

43
students

Female
26%
11

Male
74%
32

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

25%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Winter: November 1

Spring: February 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

18

trimester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

18

trimester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 34
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Pakistan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Mary K. Vellines
Coordinator of International Admissions
518 388-6112
vellinem@union.edu

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