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Rankings & Recognition

Where we stand


Best national liberal arts colleges

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. 

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

Top 30: National Undergraduate Engineering Programs accredited by ABET (U.S. News & World Report)

RECIPIENT of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the past five years in a row

TOP 10: Among peer institutions for the dollar amount of active National Science Foundation (NSF) grants (Union Office of Foundation, Corporate & Government Relations)

#25: Best Alumni Network (The Princeton Review)

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

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

#38 Featured School, Colleges That Pay You Back (Princeton Review)

#63 Best Value Schools National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)

#5: Top STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) schools for women (USA Today College Guide

#46 The Best Colleges for Your Money (Money magazine)

#22 Peace Corps Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities (small schools)

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

AMONG The 100 Best American Universities (StartClass.com)

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

Top 60: High School Counselor Rankings National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)

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, Green Colleges)