Academics at Union
The Union curriculum stresses an interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts, combining humanities and social sciences with science and engineering.
- 2,150 full-time undergraduates
- 75% study more than one discipline
- 80% conduct faculty-mentored research
- 85% complete at least one internship
The Union Difference
Thriving at the intersections
"I do a lot of interdisciplinary work in classes such as history, economics and sociology. My minor in political economy, which I designed myself, explores how politics and economics are intertwined."
Immersed in water research
"Data science is an incredible field, especially at Union. The faculty want you to understand programming and statistics, but they also emphasize those skills in whatever field you go into, whether you’re an Economics major or a Geology major, like me."
A language class spoke to him
“Professor Osuna knew I wanted to advocate for marginalized communities, particularly LGBTQ+ youth who might be struggling. She gave me insight into how identity often looks in Spanish and Hispanic populations in the U.S.”
Union has been named to The Princeton Review's "Top 50 Green Colleges," an annual ranking that highlights the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges.
Making Our Mark
A celebration of Union Women
The 50th anniversary of women’s arrival at Union features a year-long celebration of women and their contributions to the College, their communities and the world.
"Practices justified as 'traditional' are not usually supportive of achievement by women, especially women of color. Don't be afraid to leave them behind. You may pay a price but it will be worth it."
- Valerie Hoffman '75, attorney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP