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Union College Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Schenectady, NY

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 1 2
History 1 2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some January 15
SAT Only Considered if submitted January 15
ACT Only Considered if submitted January 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some January 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
807 Union Street
City, State, Zip
Schenectady, NY 12308-2311
Phone
(888) 843-6688
Fax
(518) 388-6986
E-mail
admissions@union.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 8
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
43% of 6,086 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 2,755 applicants were admitted
Men
43% of 3,331 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
567 (22%) of 2,612 admitted students enrolled
Women
263 (22%) of 1,170 admitted students enrolled
Men
304 (21%) of 1,442 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
61% of 357 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
753
Students Accepting Wait List Position
328
Students Admitted From Wait List
104

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
680 average
620-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
39.8%
Score of 600 - 700
43.8%
Score of 500 - 600
15.2%
Score of 400 - 500
1.2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
640 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18.6%
Score of 600 - 700
61.3%
Score of 500 - 600
18.6%
Score of 400 - 500
1.5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
57.9%
Score of 24 - 29
35.7%
Score of 18 - 23
6.4%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 63%
Top quarter: 86%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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