Union to welcome admitted students to campus

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The Office of Admissions will host three Admitted Students Day programs as it works to build the Class of 2020.

The programs - Friday, April 8, Saturday, April 16 and Monday, April 25 – will feature tours, information sessions, class visits and introductions to Union’s world class faculty, staff and students.

Union has offered admission to 2,400 students from a pool of 6,639 applicants, the largest group of students ever to apply to the College.

The admitted students come from 43 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 36 countries.

“This was the most competitive admissions year at Union,” said Matt Malatesta ‘91, vice president for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment. “The breadth of our applicant pool is incredibly strong, and we know we are vying with other top schools for those students. We hope when they visit, they will find Union to be a good fit for their talents.”

Since 2006, the number of applications to Union has jumped 50 percent. Founded in 1795 as the first planned campus in the country, Union is consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges.
The expected size of the Class of 2020 is 575 students.

Accepted students have until May 1 to commit.

Admitted students by the numbers:
Total number of applications: 6,639

Total admitted: 2,400, including 228 early decision.

Number of states represented: 43, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico

International students: 8 percent

Number of countries represented: 36

First-generation students: 10 percent

Those who self-identify as members of minority groups: 20 percent

Legacy students (parent or grandparent attended Union): 8 percent