Rankings & Recognition

Where we stand

We strongly believe that the very best way to get a feel for a college and determine whether it is a good fit for you is to visit the campus and talk with members of the community.

Nonetheless, we recognize that many people consider national college rankings a helpful piece of the puzzle when they are evaluating colleges and universities. For many decades, Union has consistently been ranked among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "Best Colleges" list.  Below is our standing in that ranking and others:

TOP 40 (#38): Best National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)

TOP 20: National Undergraduate Engineering Programs accredited by ABET (U.S. News & World Report)

TOP 10: The College consistently ranks in the top 10 among peer institutions for the dollar amount of active National Science Foundation (NSF) grants (Union Office of Foundation, Corporate & Government Relations)

TOP 40: Total number of students studying abroad among U.S. colleges (#33, with 315 students studying abroad: Institute of International Education Open Doors Report) (Note: The latest IIE report references statistics for 2013-14)

#11: Liberal Arts Colleges Whose Graduates Earn The Most (Forbes)

#16: Best Alumni Network (The Princeton Review)

#12: Most Popular Study Abroad Program (The Princeton Review)

#19: Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges (PayScale.com)

FEATURED SCHOOL, Colleges That Pay You Back (Princeton Review, 2016)

AMONG The Hidden Ivies: 63 of America’s Top Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities (Greene’s Guides, 2016)

Top 20: Small and Mighty Campuses of Excellence (Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life)

NAMED to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to the local community (The Princeton Review)

AMONG THE TOP colleges or universities in the nation with the most eco-friendly policies and greatest commitment to sustainability (The Princeton Review's 2015 Guide to 353 Green

97th Percentile: Value Added to Graduates (The Brookings Institution)

TOP U.S. student Fulbright producer (Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 2015-16)

We are understandably proud of our national standing and of the recognition we receive each year from the media and external sources. But to understand what Union is really all about, there's no substitute for an in-person visit.

We look forward to meeting you.