Union College is a private, multipurpose college. Founded for men in 1795, it adopted coeducation in 1970. It is different from other liberal arts colleges with an engineering department in two ways: It has a more clearly defined and developed core curriculum than most residential liberal arts colleges, and the engineers are expected to complete the same core courses as their liberal arts peers. In fact, an effort is made to keep engineering and liberal arts students in the same courses as much as possible. Union also differs from other institutions in its emphasis on undergraduate research and strong student/faculty interaction on joint projects. Finally, recognizing that diversity enriches the college experience and that academic excellence serves as its foundation, Union actively seeks students who will add to the life of the campus, in and out of class. Its 100-acre campus is located in Schenectady, 15 miles from Albany.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,107
Undergraduates
1,164
Men - 55.2%
942
Women - 44.7%
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
47% of 8,458 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.6
SAT Math
700 average
660-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$84,945
Tuition and Fees
$66,456
Room and Board
$16,389
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$53,740
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,284
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Academic Calendar System
Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
212
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
26%
10-19
43%
20-29
21%
30-39
8%
40-49
1%
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Schenectady Population
65,231
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Dutch person
Sororities
37% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
7.2%
Black/African-American
4.9%
Hispanic/Latino
9.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
74.3%
Unknown
0.1%
International Students
10.0% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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