About Union College
On Campus Housing
Union College which is located in Schenectady, NY is a college offering several courses to the students. The university covers an area of 120 acres. Union College was founded in the year 1795. Union College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Sous les lois de Minerve nous devenons tous frères et soeurs (French) and its official colors are union garnet. The total enrolment stands at 2,267 students at Union College. Around 2,267 and 194 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 211 faculty. Interestingly, Union College has an ethnically diverse student population. At UC around 70% are white, 14% are Black or African American, and 9% are Non-resident alien. And, at the university, around 80% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 52% of the students are females and 48% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Jimmy Carter (Statesman, Politician), George Westinghouse (Businessperson, Entrepreneur), Gordon Gould (Inventor), and Chester A. Arthur (Politician, Lawyer) in its 225 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 147 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education). Union College has around $466 million (2019) in endowment.
The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Union College at the 104th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Before applying to UC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $40,950. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($27,950), books and supplies ($1,470), room and boarding ($7,500), and budget for other expenses ($4,030). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$38,949 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The college additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $7,500 per year. The students at Union College have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $6,126 per year. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At UC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 48% male and 52% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Union College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,492, whereas the financial aid is $14,248. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $5,062, while the institutional aid is $14,248. At UC, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $38,803,702 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $9,665,555.