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Union College is a private institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 795, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 22 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Union College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 43. Its tuition and fees are $20,470 (2013-14).
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Union College offers active learning in a vibrant Christian atmosphere where students are empowered to lead. With a focus on undergraduate education, Union's nurturing environment offers students a safe place to grow and prepare for careers of service and leadership. Union offers a traditional liberal arts education combined with practical experiences such as internships, academic and career counseling, study abroad and volunteer opportunities. In the comfortable campus atmosphere where professors, not graduate students, teach classes, Union students can choose from more than 50 majors or a personalized degree. Union's newest academic option, international rescue and relief, is the only known bachelor's program of its kind. This high-energy major prepares students for careers of humanitarian service, mission work or disaster response around the world.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Seventh-day Adventist|
When applying to Union College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 18. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 45 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||45.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 18|
The student-faculty ratio at Union College is 10:1, and the school has 70.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Union College include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; International Public Health/International Health; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||26%|
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Union College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 795, with a gender distribution of 41.1 percent male students and 58.9 percent female students. At this school, 62 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 38 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Union College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Union College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and student patrols. Of the students at Union College, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Union College.
|Students who have cars on campus||65%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Union College, 72.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,938.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$20,470 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$6,370 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data