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Union College

Schenectady, NY

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Overview

Union College is a 4-year institution located in Schenectady, NY, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY  12308-2311
United States
Contact Phone: 518-388-6000

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Latin American And Caribbean Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Systems Science And Theory Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,622
Applied
3,145
Accepted
2,047
Enrolled
41%
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Female Admissions

3,644
Females Applied
1,470
Females Accepted
40%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,978
Males Applied
1,675
Males Accepted
42%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 21st
Transfer April 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 660 600 680
SAT Math 680 610 720
ACT Composite 30 28 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

61,308
Private
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Fees

351
Full-time student fees
15,198
Room & board
8,370
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

47,778
Avg. Financial Aid Package
48,910
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
42,490
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,020
Avg. Loan Aid
14,600
Avg. Grant Aid
41,434
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,047
Total Undergrad students
8%
International Students
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.52%
Black or African American 4.54%
White or Caucasian 68.44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 5.97%
Two or more races 3.25%

Gender

Male (53.49%)
Female (46.46%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 72%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Fest, large scale lectures and large concerts

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
U-Program (Programming Board), speaker& open forum, student newspaper, Concert Committee and ski club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
awareness programs, bicycle patrol, shuttle service

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark Checkmark No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

240
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 206
Part-time - 34
Male - 134
Female - 106
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