Union to welcome admitted students from around the world

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The Office of Admissions will host two Admitted Students Day programs as it works to build the Class of 2021.

The programs on Monday, April 17, and Friday, April 21 will feature tours, information sessions, class visits and introductions to Union’s world-class faculty, staff and students.

Union has offered admission to 2,450 students from a pool of 6,673 applicants, the largest group of students ever to apply to the College.

The admitted students come from 44 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 46 countries.

Since 2007, the number of applications to Union has jumped 40 percent. Founded in 1795 as the first planned campus in the country, Union is consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges.

Union was recently included in the college guide, “The Hidden Ivies,” which highlights exceptional schools that offer a broad liberal arts education. The school was also among the Princeton Review’s list of colleges with the best return on investment, and USA Today’s College Guide ranked Union among the top five STEM schools for women.

Students who choose Union will join a campus that is undergoing a remarkable transformation. The College recently announced plans to expand and renovate its Science and Engineering Center. The $100 million project is the most ambitious and largest in the school’s history and when completed, will rank among the finest undergraduate science and engineering facilities in the country. The complex will be completed in phases over the next two years, including an addition completed for fall term 2018.

Also, the College has built or renovated 14 major structures over the past 10 years, including the recently completed Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts, the Taylor Music Center, Lippman Hall, Lamont House, Karp Hall, Peter Irving Wold Center, Henle Dance Pavilion, Wicker Wellness Center, Kelly Adirondack Center and Breazzano Fitness Center.

The expected size of the Class of 2021 is 575 students.

Accepted students have until May 1 to commit.

Admitted students by the numbers:

Total number of applications: 6,673

Total admitted: 2,450, including 261 early decision

Number of states represented: 44, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico

International students: 9 percent

Number of countries represented: 46

First-generation students: 8 percent

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

Legacy students (parent or grandparent attended Union): 7 percent