Union University

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1050 Union University Drive

Jackson, TN 38305

Phone: (731) 668-1818
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#13 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Union University is a private institution that was founded in 1823. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,829, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 360 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Union University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 13. Its tuition and fees are $26,880 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Union University is an academic community, affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, equipping persons to think Christianly and serve faithfully in ways consistent with its core values of being Christ-centered, people-focused, excellence-driven, and future-directed. These values shape its identity as an institution, which prioritizes liberal arts based undergraduate education enhanced by professional and graduate programs. The academic community is composed of quality faculty, staff, and students working together in a caring, grace-filled environment conducive to the development of character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement. Union University provides Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1823
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting city
2012 Endowment $30,186,892


When applying to Union University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Union University is $35. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 75 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.0%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Union University is 11:1, and the school has 69 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Union University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 50%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 23%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 19%
Education 13%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 5%

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Student Life

Union University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,829, with a gender distribution of 40.7 percent male students and 59.3 percent female students. At this school, 63 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus. Union University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,996
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Union University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Union University 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 controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Union University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Union University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Union University, 77.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,770.

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Tuition and fees $26,880 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,430 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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