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What You Should Know

Admissions Information

  • Accepts the Common Application and the Coalition Application
  • 37% admit rate
  • 560 students
  • 22% students from diverse backgrounds
  • 9% international
  • 39% Early Decision students
  • SAT middle 50%: 600-690 critical reading, 620-720 math (old SAT scores, tests administered before March 2016)
  • ACT middle 50%: 28-32

Students & Faculty

  • 2,200 full-time undergraduates from 41 states and territories and 36 countries
  • 47% women and 53% men (overall)
  • 10:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 206 faculty members; 98% have earned a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field


  • Trimester system (three 10-week terms) with extended winter break
  • Average introductory class size: 21; upper level class size: 14
  • 42 majors offered, as well as interdisciplinary and interdepartmental programs and majors
  • Engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • 50% of declared majors are in humanities and social sciences, 50% in hard sciences and engineering
  • Nearly 60% of all students have an international experience
  • Accelerated programs (students earn two or more degrees) include Leadership in Medicine and 3+3 Accelerated Law Program


  • Member of the ECAC Conference Hockey League, Division I men's and women's ice hockey
  • Athletes compete primarily in the NCAA Division III Liberty League (with Bard, Clarkson, Hobart and William Smith, RPI, University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. Lawrence, Skidmore and Vassar)
  • A third of all students participate in intercollegiate sports
  • 26 varsity programs and intramural and recreational athletics

Cost & Financial Aid

  • More than $40 million in Union College scholarships and grants are awarded each year
  • More than 60% of all Union students receive financial assistance from the College
  • The average need-based scholarship is $32,500
  • The average merit award is $10,000
  • Tuition, room and board, and student fees are $64,374
  • Union meets the full demonstrated need of every student
  • Union is a need-aware institution