Union College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Schenectady, New York, which is a predominantly urban area. Over 2,200 students enroll at Union College annually.
Students can select from many areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Social Sciences
- English Language And Literature
The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Roughly 40% of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 26% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
The cost of tuition is approximately $48,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Housing may be available for those that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $6,400 for the year. Students at Union College may qualify for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.
The mascot for Union College is the "Dutchmen", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Available sports offered may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
Students who would like to see more about this school may check out their website at http://www.union.edu/.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Union College – Schenectady accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Union College – Schenectady is about 2,300. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 25% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $50,000-$59,000 per year
- Per unit charges are around $2,000 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||82%||$24,741|
|Receiving Student Loans||48%||$7,951|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Union College – Schenectady may provide student services including:
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Union College – Schenectady has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||82%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.9%|
Union College – Schenectady is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Basketball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Track and Field (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA (43 miles away)
- SUNY College at New Paltz in New Paltz, NY (76 miles away)
- United States Military Academy in West Point, NY (99 miles away)
- Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT (101 miles away)
- Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT (114 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Union College – Schenectady for official up-to-date information.