Union University

Jackson, TN

Union University

Jackson, TN

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Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$34,780

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
700-800
14%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
25%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,511
Declined 1,355
Total Received 2,866
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Private

2,164

undergraduate students

1,008

graduate students

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School Facts

Union University, founded in 1823, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 360-acre campus is located in Jackson, 80 miles east of Memphis. Branch campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville, TN.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,172
Established in 1823
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Southern Baptist

360-acre campus in Jackson (population: 66,847), 80 miles from Memphis; branch campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Memphis; train serves Dyersburg (45 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Memphis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: McKellar-Sipes Regional

Union University
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, TN
38305

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
77%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Ministries
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Activities Council
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Top Events

  • Campus Day
  • All-Sing Contest
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

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

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
87%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
700-800
14%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
25%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.79

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,511
Declined 1,355
Total Received 2,866

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
interview
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$3,794

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,480
Room & board $10,880
Additional fees $1,300
Books & supplies $1,600
Other fees $5,700
Total $52,960
Average Financial Aid - $3,794
Total with Avg. Aid $49,166
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Community Services
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Journalism
Keyboard Instruments
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

3,172

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

2,164
students

Female
66%
1,430

Male
34%
734

32%

1,008
students

Female
68%
686

Male
32%
322

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

1,796
students

Female
67%
1,192

Male
33%
604

18%

368
students

Female
65%
238

Male
35%
130

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 61%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

67

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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