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Tuition & Fees

$55,761

$55,761

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

54%

46%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,495
Declined + 4,181
Total Received 6,676
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Private (nonprofit)

2,267

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
60%
500-599
8%
700-800
40%
600-699
51%
500-599
9%
700-800
17%
600-699
58%
500-599
21%
400-499
4%
30-36
63%
24-29
34%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
40%
24-29
54%
18-23
6%
30-36
61%
24-29
36%
18-23
3%
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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 2,267
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: 64,913), 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
90%
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 32% of male students
 
6 sororities 41% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
63%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
60%
500-599
8%
700-800
40%
600-699
51%
500-599
9%
700-800
17%
600-699
58%
500-599
21%
400-499
4%
30-36
63%
24-29
34%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
40%
24-29
54%
18-23
6%
30-36
61%
24-29
36%
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

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,495
Declined + 4,181
Total Received 6,676

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

Ann Fleming Brown
Director of Admissions
P: 888 843-6688
F: 518 388-6986
admissions@union.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,742,551
State $915,667
Institutional $37,469,571
Other external $407,834
Total $40,535,623

Non-need-based

Federal $553,505
State $47,500
Institutional $8,248,307
Other external $266,450
Total $9,115,762

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
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
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Classics/Greek/Latin
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science
French/Francophone Studies
Gender/Sexuality/Womens Studies
Geology
German Studies
History
Individualized Major
Japanese
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Managerial Economics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Languages/Literatures
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian
Russian/East European Studies
Science
Science/Medicine/Technology in Culture
Sociology
Spanish/Hispanic Studies
Theatre
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Undergraduate

100%

2,267
students

Female
46%
1,048

Male
54%
1,219

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

95%

2,176
students

Female
47%
1,016

Male
53%
1,160

undergraduatePart-time

5%

91
students

Female
36%
32

Male
64%
59

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

36%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

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: April 15

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Jordan
Nepal
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nicole Buenzli
Associate Dean of Admissions/Director of International Admissions
518 772-9587
buenzlin@union.edu

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