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Union College

Schenectady, NY

Students interested in this college are also interested in:
Colgate University, Bucknell University, Skidmore College, Boston University, Colby College, Hamilton College

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.

Web Sitewww.union.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students2,267
   Women1,048 (46.2%)
   Men1,219 (53.8%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate37% of 6,676 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.44
SAT Math640-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading630-700 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite29-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$68,610
Tuition and Fees
$53,490
Room and Board
$13,119
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$43,345
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$34,221

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemTrimester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
211
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Schenectady Population65,902
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 90% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotDutch person
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.0% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students7.1% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
79.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.62 3.88 688 673 31
Low 2.80 3.00 570 560 29
High 4.00 5.00 780 770 34
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