Union College (NY)


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

State: New York


At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents¢¥†¥”people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms¢¥†¥”anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2240
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 2240
Faculty: 207

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

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Contact Information

807 Union St
Schenectady New York 12308

Website: http://www.union.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 518-388-6000

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Admissions Contact:
Vernon Castillo
Director, Transfer Admissions

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Successful transfer applicants present a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in at least one semester of full-time academic work in courses comparable to those offered at Union College. Consideration is also given to recommendations and personal qualities. In particular, we look for students who can participate enthusiastically and constructively in the life of the College.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit is only given for courses in which a student has earned a C or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
Union accepts a maximum of two years' worth of credit (about 60 credits from a semester school) or the equivalent of 18 Union College courses.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT or ACT score reports are optional for transfer students with at least one year of full-time study completed at another college or university.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A College Official's Report and an Instructor Evaluation are required.

Essay(s) required:
A personal statement is required.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 201

Transfers Accepted: 53

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 26%

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Note on Costs:
Tuition, room and board, and student fees for Union currently total: $54,273 per year

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Financial aid applicants must submit the CSS PROFILE Form, available online at www.collegeboard.com, as well as the Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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