|August 9, 2005|
Admissions open house has record attendees
The Union College admissions office welcomed 375 high school students to campus Friday, August 12, for their annual summer open house. College administrators say that this is the largest group of registered participants that they've had for an admissions event.
Admissions open house day luncheon
The day consisted of many programs and activities to inform students and parents about what Union College has to offer. Interim college president Jim Underwood greeted the group in the morning at registration before tours of the college begin.
A high school senior, who visited the campus last week said, "On the car ride home, my dad and I talked about how our tour guide gave the best campus tour we had experienced thus far. Union totally blew me away."
"Nothing can substitute the see-for-yourself experience of a campus visit," said Dan Lundquist, Dean of Admissions. "And Union excels in this regard."
Participants were encouraged to take advantage of all programs. A panel of current Union College students offered open discussion on "Learn what college is really like." Admissions counselors will give tips on interviewing and writing memorable essays. Cherice Traver, Dean of Engineering, hosted the program "Is Math or Science your interest?"
Charlotte Borst, Dean of Arts and Sciences, discussed Union's Leadership in Medicine program, an 8-year, combined degree program with the Graduate College of Union University and Albany Medical Center. A highly selective program for students interested in careers in medicine, the goal is to produce the next generation of medical leaders, who can comprehend complex financial, political, and scientific issues.
At the end of the day, Union College admissions counselors were on hand to answer any questions prospective students and parents may have. For a full schedule of the day's events, go to http://www.union.edu/Admissions/Events/openhouse.php?season=summer.
This past year, the college received their biggest applicant pool in history, with a record 4,230 applications. The incoming class of 2009 is expected to be one of the largest ever to attend Union.