Union College, one of the oldest nondenominational colleges in America, is located in the small city of Schenectady, about three hours north of New York City. Our distinctive curriculum combines the traditional liberal arts along with engineering study in a picturesque residential college setting. Accelerated joint programs in law (six-year program with Albany Law School) and medicine (eight-year Leadership in Medicine program with Albany Medical College and Union Graduate College) are also available. People from many different backgrounds are attracted to Union because of our small classes, excellent access to superb facilities, a caring and committed faculty, and an academic program of depth and diversity. Enrollment is approximately 2,200 students.
Office of Admissions, Grant Hall, 807 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308
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Varsity Sports: NCAA Division III (except Men's and Women's ice hockey - Division I): Women's: basketball, crew, cross-country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, crew, cross-country, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track.
Intramural Sports: Women's: basketball, broomball, dodgeball, frisbee, lacrosse, racquetball, roller hockey, soccer, street hockey, tennis, volleyball. Men's: basketball, broomball, dodgeball, frisbee, kickball, racquetball, roller hockey, soccer, softball, street hockey, tennis, volleyball. Coed: broomball, dodgeball, flag football, frisbee, racquetball, squash, soccer, softball, tennis, volley ball, water polo.
Club Sports: Men's: ice hockey, rugby. Women's: rugby. Coed: ballroom dancing, basketball, broomball, curling, cycling, dance team, dodgeball, football, golf, kickball, lacrosse, roller hockey, racquetball, skiing, squash, soccer, softball, step team, street hockey, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, water polo.
Clubs and Activities
Baja club, Ballroom Dancing club, Best Buddies, Bhangra, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Biology club, Campus Action, Chemistry club, Chet's, COCOA House, Colleges Against Cancer, College Emergency Services (UCEM), Concert Committee, Curling club, Cycling club, Dance Team, Debate club, Delphics Society, Dutchmen Spirit and Cheer Team, Dutch Pipers, Ceteris Paribus (Economics club), Engineers Without Borders, Entrepreneurship club, Environmental club, Ephemeris, Face Aids, Fashion Show of Support, Film Committee, French club, Garnet Ministrelles, Garnet Yearbook, Geology club, Gospel Ensemble/Heavenly Voices, Habitat for Humanity, Idol, Interfraternity Council, Karate club, Kendo, MAPS, Mountebanks, Network Gaming Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Outing club (Outdoor Adventure Club), Paintball club, Panhellenic Council, Philomatheans, Philosophy club, Physics club, Political Science club, Pre-Health Society, Pre-law club, Project Sunshine, Robot Club, Rock Climbing club, Safe Space, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Spanish club, Speakers Forum, Spectrum, Springfest, Student Forum, Theme House Consortium, TVUC, Union College Choir, Union College Democrats, Union College Republicans, Union Community Action Reaching Everyone (UCARE), Union Schenectady Alliance, Unitas, U-Program (social committee), U-Recycle, Virtual U, Womyn's Union, WRUC (89.7 FM).
Enrollment for Fall 2015
71% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 610 – 680
SAT math range: 630 – 720
ACT range: 29 – 32
87% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
14% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0
|Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|% Black / African American||4%||n/a|
|% Hispanic / Latino||7%||n/a|
|% White, Non-Hispanic||73%||n/a|
|% American Indian / Alaskan Native||<1%||n/a|
|% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||<1%||n/a|
|% International / Nonresident Alien||7%||n/a|
|% Two or more races||2%||n/a|
Tuition Information for 2015-2016
Financial Aid Deadlines
International: SAT or ACT (recommended); TOEFL or IELTS is required if English is not the first language.