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About Union College (UC)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Seventh Day Adventist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Union College which is located in Schenectady, NY is a college offering several courses to the students. Union College covers an area of 120 acres. The foundation of Union College was laid down in the year 1795. The motto of the Union College is Sous les lois de Minerve nous devenons tous frères et soeurs (French) and its official colors are union garnet. In addition to over 2,267 undergraduate students, UC also boasts of over 90 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 2,267. The school has an academic staff of 211 who teach various courses to the students. Union College is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At UC around 49% are white, 24% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 9% are Black or African American. Further, around 89% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 59% of the students are females and 41% are males. In its 225 years of existence, UC has produced several known personalities like Jimmy Carter (Statesman, Politician), George Westinghouse (Businessperson, Entrepreneur), Gordon Gould (Inventor), and Chester A. Arthur (Politician, Lawyer). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. A total of 114 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). The total endowment of the Union College is around $466 million (2019).

Location & Contact


3800 S 48th Street


Email: N/A
Phone: 4024862600
Fax: 4024862895
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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.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

980 - 1130

ACT Range

18 - 24

Application Fee




High School GPA


Accept Common App


Though the varsity takes in only a few number of students, and the admission to UC is fairly easy. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 920-1190, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 17 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Union College is 21. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 3800 S 48th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506, or call (402) 486-2600.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Before applying to UC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $37,800. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($24,620), books and supplies ($1,600), room and boarding ($7,170), and budget for other expenses ($3,450). For students seeking financial assistance, the college offers a number of options.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

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Distance Education

Study Abroad


Registered Nursing, Administration,...

35 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

29 Graduates

Public Health

18 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

14 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

11 Graduates

Social Work

9 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

9 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

8 Graduates

Biology, General

7 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

7 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

5 Graduates

Psychology, General

5 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

3 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

3 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

3 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

2 Graduates

Engineering, General

2 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

2 Graduates


2 Graduates


2 Graduates


1 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

1 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

1 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%


50% White

1% Unknown

8% Black

22% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

7% Non Resident alien

6% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,805 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


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The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

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24-Hour Security Patrol


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $7,170 per year. The average meal plan at UC costs around $6,126 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 41% male and 59% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$274 - 309

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at UC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,271, whereas the financial aid is $10,567. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $907, while the institutional aid is $10,567. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at UC based on students' financial needs add up to $38,803,702 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $9,665,555.

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