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Union College is a private, multipurpose college. Founded for men in 1795, it adopted coeducation in 1970. It is different from other liberal arts colleges with an engineering department in two ways: It has a more clearly defined and developed core curriculum than most residential liberal arts colleges, and the engineers are expected to complete the same core courses as their liberal arts peers. In fact, an effort is made to keep engineering and liberal arts students in the same courses as much as possible. Union also differs from other institutions in its emphasis on undergraduate research and strong student/faculty interaction on joint projects. Finally, recognizing that diversity enriches the college experience and that academic excellence serves as its foundation, Union actively seeks students who will add to the life of the campus, in and out of class. Its 100-acre campus is located in Schenectady, 15 miles from Albany.

Website: www.union.edu/

(46.3%) 1,014 Women
(53.7%) 1,175 Men
Not reported


Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
43% of 6,086 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Early Decision Offered
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
SAT Math
680 average
620-740 range of middle 50%
640 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met
Average Freshman Award
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Schenectady Population
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Dutch person
35% of women participate
27% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.1% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
9.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.0% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
9.7% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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