Union College

Schenectady, NY

Union College

Schenectady, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$59,502

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,145
Declined 4,477
Total Received 7,622
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Private

2,220

undergraduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,220
Established in 1795
Coeducational Coeducational

100-acre campus in Schenectady (population: 65,625), 15 miles from Albany. Served by bus and train; air serves Albany. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY
12308

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
61%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
600
75th
720
25th
610
75th
34
25th
27
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,145
Declined 4,477
Total Received 7,622

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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

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Financial Aid

82%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$31,100

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $58,956
Room $7,998
Board $6,585
Additional fees $546
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $75,585
Average Financial Aid - $31,100
Total with Avg. Aid $44,485

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,874,753
State $1,010,890
Institutional $43,874,671
Other external $669,165
Total $47,429,479

Non-need-based

Federal $305,728
State $98,016
Institutional $8,729,023
Other external $305,546
Total $9,438,313

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 518 388-6123
F: 518 388-8052
finaid@union.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, bowling, cheerleading/spirit squad, curling, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, ice hockey, karate, kendo, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, bowling, cheerleading/spirit squad, curling, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, karate, kendo, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, broomball, cycling, dance team, dodgeball, field hockey, football, golf, kickball, lacrosse, paintball, racquetball, roller hockey, skiing, soccer, softball, step team, street hockey, squash, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, ECAC, ECAC Hockey, Liberty League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Astronomy. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Latin American and Caribbean Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Systems Science and Theory. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

2,220

total students

32%

in-state

68%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,220
students

Female
46%
1,029

Male
54%
1,191

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,195
students

Female
46%
1,019

Male
54%
1,176

1%

25
students

Female
40%
10

Male
60%
15

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 15

Winter: November 1

Spring: February 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

18

trimester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

18

trimester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Greece
India
Pakistan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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