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The Union Difference

The Union Difference

Thrive at the intersections

For more than two centuries, Union has been defining, and continually redefining, what it means to be liberally educated.

When the classics were considered the only acceptable field of study, we introduced a bachelor's degree with an emphasis on history, modern languages, science and mathematics. We were the first liberal arts college in the nation to offer engineering. Our Minerva Houses created a new vision for campus life and for meaningful faculty-student interaction.

Today, a Union education means intellectual inspiration drawn from top-notch programs, along with the ability to combine fields in new ways. It means developing the skills for both lifelong learning and lifelong leadership. Many of our alumni are renowned contributors to their fields, whether business, science, politics, entertainment or the arts.

The opportunity to think about problems from multiple perspectives, to connect ideas from different disciplines, and to act in a way that makes a meaningful difference in the world. . . that's what distinguishes a Union College liberal arts education.