For the first time in its history, Union has offered early action admission to students for the Class of 2024. The College received over 2,600 applications.
The Admissions office mailed notification letters to students, and the decisions are available to applicants via the secure portal at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20.
This first group of early action admits for the Class of 2024 represents 36 states and 31 countries. Ten percent are international students, and 33 languages are fluently spoken in the admitted class.
- 20% are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who self-identified as persons of color
- More than 50% are dancers, musicians, artists and/or involved with the theater
- More than 60% are high school athletes
- More than 75% are active in community service
- More than 33% are members of the National Honors Society and other academic organizations
The addition of an early action option has helped to broaden and diversify Union’s applicant pool by adding more academically talented students from across a broad geographic range. It also allows the College to compete with other top schools that offer early action. More than 300 colleges and universities offer this option, including some of the most selective schools in the country.
"The Admissions team was impressed by our first early action pool, and we are excited about their academic talents and contributions to their local communities,” said Matt Malatesta ’91, vice president for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment. “These admitted students will make a great addition to our Union community, and we look forward to finalizing the rest of the Class of 2024 this spring." The group is academically stronger than Union typically sees in its regular decision groups, Malatesta added.
Union’s early action program is a non-binding process, giving applicants the opportunity to review admission and financial aid offers from other schools. Students have until May 1 to respond to Union’s offer for admission.
The College remains committed to meeting the full financial need of all admitted students. The average need-based scholarship at Union is $45,300, and merit scholarships range from $10,000 to $20,000. Union has also expanded financial aid scholarship eligibility through the Making U Possible initiative.
Union also offers a second round of early decision with the deadline for applications set for Jan. 15, with decisions announced by Feb. 15. Regular admissions applications are also due Jan. 15, and decisions are released in late March. Applicants have until May 1 to enroll at Union.