Established in 1795

Located in Schenectady, N.Y. Home to 2,150 students. Exclusively undergraduate.

About Union

Redefining liberal education for the 21st Century

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, residential, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the arts, humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work.

Photo shows a student in a classroom and the Nott Memorial

Mission

Union College provides a rigorous, holistic, and immersive liberal education that emphasizes integration, innovation, inclusion and reflection for every student.

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, residential, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the arts, humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work.

Photo shows a student in a classroom and the Nott Memorial

Mission

Union College provides a rigorous, holistic, and immersive liberal education that emphasizes integration, innovation, inclusion and reflection for every student.

BEING AT UNION IS A SHARED JOURNEY.

With Union as your home for four years, you'll find it easy to forge lifelong connections and plan how you will make a meaningful mark on the world.

A collage of students engaged in various activities across campus including painting in Jackson's Garden.
A photo collage of various student activities on campus including the Colelge's  Japanese drumming ensemble