Admissions Office

College Fair Tips

Quick facts:

About Union

  • 2,050 full-time undergraduates from 40 states and territories and 50 countries
  • 23% domestic students of color; 8% international
  • Average introductory class size: 21; upper level class size: 14
  • 10:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 80% of students do faculty-mentored research; 85% of students complete at least one internship; 60% of students have an international experience
  • 93% of students live on campus for their entire time at Union.
  • More than 130 campus clubs and organizations
  • 26 varsity sports (Div. III athletics with Div. I men's and women's ice hockey)
  • All students belong to a Minerva House, seven lively hubs for academic, social, residential and leadership activities.

About Applying

  • Union is SAT/ACT optional (except for Leadership in Medicine and 3+3 Law programs).
  • We accept the Common Application and Coalition Application.
  • Interviews are encouraged.
  • We offer Early Action, Early Decision I and II, and Regular Decision.
  • We meet the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted students.
  • The CSS Profile and FAFSA are required for need-based aid consideration.
  • Academic merit scholarships are offered to top applicants.

More quick facts can be found on the Union at a Glance page.


  • We will provide you with materials to display on your college fair table.
  • You will receive: a Union banner, brochure(s) for students and/or parents to take with them, inquiry cards for interested students to fill out and give back to you, pens, a nametag and alumni volunteer business cards.
  • Please return the banner and any filled out inquiry cards in the provided envelope that is addressed and stamped for you.


  • It is helpful if you arrive about 20 minutes prior to the start of the fair to allow you time to find your table and set up your materials.
  • If dinner or refreshments are offered before the fair, you are welcome to arrive early and partake.
  • Remember to wear comfortable shoes as you will likely be on your feet the whole time to greet families and students.
  • Some questions to get your conversations started with students and families (these questions are meant only to serve as a guideline): Do you have any specific questions about Union, or would it be helpful if I start with a short overview? What are some of your academic interests? Is there anything in particular you're looking for in a college?
  • In geographic locations where Union is not as well known, you may only speak with a few students. It is so important to provide positive exposure to these prospective applicants, families and school counselors.
  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the experience of meeting these excited students. No one expects you to have all the answers but rather to be helpful and offer a place to find the information they need. Always feel free to direct students and parents to our office with specific questions. We can always be reached at (518) 388-6112 or

Thank you, good luck and enjoy!