In 1795, Union College became the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York.
Since its founding, Union has been defining—and redefining—the meaning of a liberal arts education.
When a classical education was considered the only acceptable field of study, Union 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.
We created a new vision for campus life be establishing Minerva Houses, which bring students and faculty together outside the classroom for both social and academic activities.
And thanks to a brand new $51 million alumni gift, we will transform engineering and the liberal arts with the creation of the Templeton Institute for Engineering and Computer Science.