Union College: Statistics

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#1372 of 14,131 In the World
#387 of 2,597 In North America
#349 of 2,496 In the United States
#33 of 221 In New York State
#177 of 1,110 For Astrobiology
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
41%
Average SAT
1305
Average ACT
31
Avg. cost to attend
$37,630 /y
Aid receiving
89%
Undergraduates
2,047
Male:Female Ratio
53:47
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
www.union.edu

Union College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 41% 42% 40%
Applicants 7,622 3,978 3,644
Admissions 3,145 1,675 1,470
Freshmen enrolled full time 466 268 198

1,727 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

320 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
240 or 52%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1210
or below

75% of them
had 1400
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Union College are 1210-1400 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
133 or 29%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 28
or below

75% of them
had 33
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Union College are 28-33 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1395 (68%)
Hispanic 195 (10%)
Nonresident Alien 165 (8%)
Asian 121 (6%)
Black or African American 93 (5%)
Two or more races 66 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 8 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$37,630/year
Average aid awarded
$32,278
Students receiving aid
89%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $12,752
$30-48K $13,769
$48-75K $24,375
$75-110K $32,614
$110K+ $41,200

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $58,956
Tuition in-state $58,956
Tuition out-of-state $58,956
Fee in-district $546
Fee in-state $546
Fee out-of-state $546

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,043
Combined charge for room and board $14,583
Room charge $7,998
Meal charge $6,585

Union College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Economics, General 71
Mechanical Engineering 45
Political Science and Government, General 44
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 36
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 34
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 31
Neuroscience 31
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 22
Mathematics, General 18
History, General 15
Business & Managerial Economics 14
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 13
Computer Engineering, General 11
Social Sciences, General 10
English Language and Literature, General 10
Computer and Information Sciences, General 10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 9
Chemistry, General 9
Biochemistry 8
Environmental Science 8
Fine & Studio Arts, General 7
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 7
Geology & Earth Science, General 6
Physics, General 5
Sociology, General 5
Environmental Studies 4
Philosophy 4
Anthropology, General 3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Chinese Language and Literature 2
Women's Studies 1
Music, General 1
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 1
Astronomy 1
Grand Total 501
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 86% 87% 85%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,118
Citations
95,593

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
781 / 16,332
Physics
525 / 20,069
Engineering
451 / 6,348
Environmental Science
357 / 17,120
Biology
357 / 17,279
Chemistry
333 / 7,217
Psychology
269 / 20,702
Computer Science
264 / 9,981
Medicine
260 / 5,704
Economics
207 / 8,118
Business
193 / 5,983
Materials Science
189 / 2,668
Mathematics
170 / 8,255
Political Science
167 / 5,615
Sociology
147 / 2,689
Art & Design
146 / 4,159
Geology
143 / 11,063
Social Psychology
126 / 10,834
Demography
115 / 3,238
History
112 / 443
Astrophysics and Astronomy
110 / 5,371
Nuclear Physics
97 / 8,878
Ecology
87 / 4,730
Law
84 / 1,707
Quantum and Particle physics
78 / 6,174
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
66 / 5,776
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
56 / 2,146
Geography and Cartography
54 / 377
Philosophy
53 / 79
Classics and Ancient History
51 / 81
Political Economy
49 / 407
Cognitive Science
48 / 5,094
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
47 / 55
Gender Studies
47 / 1,887
Math Teachers
46 / 493
Anatomy and Physiology
44 / 1,778
Atomic and Molecular physics
42 / 2,492
Child Psychology
41 / 1,071
Optical Engineering
41 / 578
Genetics
40 / 4,339

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 60 943
1992 26 899
1993 51 670
1994 53 613
1995 84 671
1996 53 703
1997 50 722
1998 58 723
1999 52 800
2000 66 877
2001 71 1074
2002 82 1251
2003 71 1497
2004 88 2264
2005 96 2707
2006 93 2471
2007 84 2863
2008 121 3321
2009 131 4000
2010 111 3914
2011 139 4385
2012 142 5075
2013 110 5566
2014 122 6085
2015 106 6168
2016 127 6388
2017 148 6615
2018 143 6562
2019 134 7262
2020 130 8212
2021 110 8017

Union College alumni

  1. Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-.. (age 98)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1953
    Occupations
    naval officerdiplomatnovelistpoliticianfarmer
    Biography

    James Earl Carter Jr. is an American former politician who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975 and as a Georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967. Since leaving office, Carter has remained engaged in political and social projects, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work.

  2. Chester A. Arthur

    Chester A. Arthur
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1829-1886 (aged 57)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1848
    Occupations
    military officerlawyerpoliticianstatesperson
    Biography

    Chester Alan Arthur was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 21st president of the United States from 1881 to 1885. Previously the 20th vice president, he succeeded to the presidency upon the death of President James A. Garfield in September 1881, two months after Garfield was shot by an assassin.

  3. Ben Schwartz

    Ben Schwartz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 2003
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorscreenwritervoice actor
    Biography

    Benjamin Schwartz is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. He has portrayed Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation and Clyde Oberholt on the Showtime series House of Lies; voiced Randy Cunningham in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Dewey Duck in DuckTales, and Leonardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and appeared many times in the CollegeHumor web series Jake and Amir.

  4. Jeffrey DeMunn

    Jeffrey DeMunn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1969 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jeffrey DeMunn is an American stage, film and television actor known for playing Captain Esteridge in The Hitcher (1986), Sheriff Herb Geller in The Blob (1988), Andrei Chikatilo in Citizen X (1995), Harry Terwilliger in The Green Mile (1999), Dale Horvath in The Walking Dead (2010–2012), and Charles Rhoades, Sr. in Billions (2016–present).

General info

Founded 1795
Motto Sous les lois de Minèrve nous devenons tous frères
Under the laws of Minerva, we all become brothers and sisters
Colors union garnet
Academic Calendar September to June
Total FTE staff 810
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 807 Union Street
Schenectady, New York, 12308-2311
United States
City population 67,000
Phone 5183886000
Fax +1 (518) 388 6800

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