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Where does a Union College degree take U?
Anywhere you want to go!

From education to engineering and everything in between, our alumni are in the middle of it all. Focusing on the Whole U, our students' personalized experiences encourage them to explore what piques their curiosity and engage with our communities, local and global. This prepares them to thrive while at Union and throughout their careers.

Plans after graduation

97 percent

Within six months of graduating, 97% of alumni are employed full time, in graduate or professional school, or pursuing a post-graduate fellowship or public service opportunity. View latest reports.

Career readiness

80 percent

Nearly 80 percent of alumni surveyed stated that their Union degree helped get them started in their career

Career satisfaction

85 Percent

Union alumni boast more than an 85 percent career satisfaction rate, higher than other institutions.

Career mobility

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Union alumni are successful in a variety of industries and achieve leadership roles early in their careers, many within the first 10 years of employment.

Top industries

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Education, medicine, technology, engineering, finance and law are among the top industries of our alumni.

Esteemed employers

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Our alumni are employed by some of the most well-regarded organizations in the world.



Top Graduate Schools for Union Alumni

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Business
Babson College
Boston University
Columbia University
New York University
Northeastern University
University of Pennsylvania

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Law
Albany Law School
Boston University
Fordham University
George Washington University
New York University
Suffolk University

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Medicine
Albany Medical College
New York Medical College
New York University
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Tufts University
University of Rochester

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Education
Boston College
Boston University
Fordham University
Lesley University
Harvard University
Springfield College

Technical tools

Engineering
Cornell University
Duke University
Johns Hopkins University
Northeastern University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Syracuse University

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Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts
American University
New York University
Columbia University
George Washington University
SUNY Albany
Tufts University

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Sciences
Boston University
Columbia University
New York University
Northeastern University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Albany

Interested in knowing where our students go immediately after graduating?

View First Destination class reports


Alumni in the Media

  • Studying Alzheimer's through gut microbiome research

    Ethan Loew '13, an MD/PhD student at UMass Chan Medical School, was recently featured on umassmed.edu. He is tracking changes in cognitive symptoms in older adults alongside changes in their gut microbiome.

  • Alumna's poetry explores relationships

    Nancy Murphy '77 was recently featured at tweakspoetry.com. The article focused on her poem "The Space Carved by the Sharpness of Your Absence."

  • A behemoth, and also microscopic, discovery

    Tess Gallagher '22 was recently featured in ArsTechnica. The story focused on her discovery of Diplodocus skin -- extraordinary by itself -- and her subsequent revelation (aided by a microscope) that its scales were porous.

  • Alum takes national cycling title

    Curtis White ’18 won the men’s elite national cyclocross title Dec. 11 in Hartford, Conn. White, who has placed second at the event the last three years, overtook defending champ Eric Brunner on the final lap.

See more alumni in the media

Questions? Feedback? Email Communications and Marketing at ucco@union.edu.

Data sources for this page:

  • 2021 National Alumni Career Mobility survey of the classes of 2011 and 2016

  • Union College alumni records from Advancement Information Services. Records are updated throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, records include graduation years starting with 1998.