Redefining liberal education for the 21st Century

About Union

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 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.

A group of students in a Union College Spanish class

Mission statement:

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

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Aerial view of Union College circa 1950

1795 FIRST NON-DENOMINATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION IN THE U.S.

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 A special garnet lighting of the Nott Memorial ended Founders Day on a festive note.

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