A look at the Class of 2022 admitted students

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The Office of Admissions will host two Admitted Students Day programs as it works to build the Class of 2022.

The programs on Monday, April 16, and Monday, April 23, will feature tours, information sessions, class visits and introductions to Union’s world-class faculty, staff and students.

Union has offered admission to 2,550 students from a pool of 6,713 applicants, the largest group of students ever to apply to the College. They come from 41 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 52 countries.

International students make up 11 percent of the admitted students. Ten percent are first-generation students, and 21 percent self-identify as members of underrepresented groups.

Early decision applicants numbered 237.

Accepted regular decision applicants have until May 1 to commit.

This is an especially exciting time to come to Union. On July 1, David R. Harris, a sociologist with a track record as an innovative teacher, scholar and academic administrator, becomes the 19th president of Union. Harris has been provost and senior vice president at Tufts University since July 2012, overseeing its eight schools, numerous cross-disciplinary programs, and many centers and academic initiatives.

Harris cited Union’s national reputation for integrating STEM into a liberal arts curriculum as a major factor in his decision to come to Union.

Students who choose Union will join a campus that is transforming its science and engineering facilities. The Integrated Science and Engineering Complex, a $100 million project, is currently under construction. The first phase of the complex, a new addition called the Stephen Charles Ainlay and Judith Gardener Ainlay Hall after President Ainlay and his wife, will be completed in time for fall term 2018. The project also includes the renovation of three sections of the existing S&E center by fall 2019.

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