Union College

Schenectady, NY

Union College

Schenectady, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$59,427

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,612
Declined 3,474
Total Received 6,086
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Private

2,189

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,189
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: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Albany County

Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY
12308

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • U-Program (Programming Board)
  • speaker's forum
  • student newspaper
  • Concert Committee
  • ski club

Top Events

  • Spring Fest
  • large scale lectures
  • large concerts
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • awareness programs, bicycle patrol, shuttle service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
63%
Top 1/4
86%
Top 1/2
98%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
61%
500-599
18%
400-499
1%
700-800
39%
600-699
43%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
30-36
57%
24-29
35%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.5

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,612
Declined 3,474
Total Received 6,086

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $58,956
Room & board $14,583
Additional fees $471
Books & supplies $1,500
Other fees $600
Total $76,110
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

2,189

total students

34%

in-state

66%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,189
students

Female
46%
1,014

Male
54%
1,175

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,173
students

Female
47%
1,008

Male
53%
1,165

1%

16
students

Female
38%
6

Male
62%
10

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 78%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

17

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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