- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Economics
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Union is the small size and abundance of activities. Some people feel the school is too small and that everyone knows each other. It's true that you know the majority of students at least by face, but this makes for a comfortable, homey environment. If your looking to be independent and anonymous this place isn't for you! Class sizes are small and the professors very knowledgable. I am constantly impressed at how personally interested the teachers are not only in their own field, but each students success. If you show you are putting in effort most professors will go out of their way, willingly, to help you. There are hundreds of school sponsored activities every month, although many of them are academic and most do not involve drinking. The Minerva System is unique to Union and is a wonderful academic and social tool. It is important to note that the Minervas do not in any way replace Greek Life or weekend parties; instead they offer more wholesome activites and academicly related events such as speakers and discussions.
At Union classes are small and all professors know your name by the end of the term. All teachers are extremely helpful outside of class and show personal interest in each student. Students typically study for a max of 4 hours a day, which is pretty short for an average college student. Also, we only take 3 classes at a time so there are fewer things to prepare for. The education is largely geared at learning for learnings sake, without specific attention to careers or job placement.
Students are typically from New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut with a few others sprinkled throughout the Northeast. Many are wealthy and I definitely see more money than at my public school back home. A typical student wears jeans and a polo/t-shirt to class. The campus is not politically active as a whole but is predominately left. A student who is extremely politically active, individualistic, and artistic might feel out of place at Union.
The Best Things
Easy to get involved and leave your mark!
The Worst Things
Schenectady- not much to do, dangerous