'Competitive' class of 2020 arrives at Union College

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Daily Gazette

Union officially welcomed the Class of 2020 when students began moving in on Sunday, Sept. 4.

The 563 first-year students were selected from record 6,647 applications, one of the most competitive admissions cycles in the school’s history. The students hail from 29 states and 23 countries, including Mauritius, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The class is one of the most diverse, with nearly 30 percent international or from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s also one of the strongest academically, with two-thirds of the students ranked in the top 10 of their high school class.

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