Union College (Schenectady)

807 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308-2311
Tel: (518)388-6000
Private not-for-profit | 2,241 students
The Union College is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college with engineering for students of high academic promise and strong personal motivation. College believes that knowledge of the self is an important goal of liberal education, a goal that is best attained as one learns more about other cultures and one's own. Consequently, we offer extensive opportunities for study abroad, and curricular and residential experiences that enable students to see the ways in which they are part of something larger — a community, a culture, and a world of many cultures.

School Overview:

Union College (Schenectady)
CountySchenectady County, NY
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
222 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,241 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,209 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
32 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted38%64%

School Notes:

  • Union offers nearly 1,000 courses in the humanities, the social sciences, the sciences, and engineering - a range that is unusual among America's highly-selective colleges.Major fields of study may be centered in one of 20 academic departments. Your major can be a traditional subject, such as English, history, or physics, studied within the normal departmental context. Or, at Union, the first liberal arts college to offer engineering, you may study one of the principal branches of engineering.
  • Converging Technologies at Union focuses creative thought from engineering and the liberal arts on new ideas that are changing the landscape of global society. We believe that these ideas, which spill across disciplinary boundaries, will define innovation in the 21st century.
  • The College offers a range of formal resident-study programs in foreign countries, and half of Union's students study abroad at some point. In the foreign country, the student in most instances lives independently with a family or in an international dormitory and participates in the normal cultural life of the community.
  • Union College is a place of many "firsts"; in fact, the modern Greek system was founded here in 1825. Our 16 national fraternities and 4 national sororities are large supporters of community service projects and campus activities. Roughly 40% of men and 30% of women join while at Union, but if you're not comfortable with the idea of fraternities and sororities, it is important to know that they are a lifestyle option and there is no pressure at all to join.
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