From the School

Union College, chartered by the state of New York in 1795, is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished liberal arts colleges. Union is a leader in educating students to be engaged, innovative and ethical contributors to a diverse, global and technologically complex society. The Union curriculum emphasizes collaboration with students and faculty through small classes and undergraduate research, international study and service learning. The approximately 2,200 full-time undergraduates come from 41 U.S. states and territories and 35 other countries. Some 19 percent of students identify themselves as members of a multicultural group.

Overall

From The School

More than 5,000 applicants typically seek first-year class positions; roughly 70 percent are in the top 10 percent of their secondary school class. Admissions counselors look at grades, rigor of courses taken, class rank, teacher recommendations and extracurricular involvement. Typically, 16 units of secondary school preparation are required for admission. These should include credits in such fundamental subjects as English, foreign language, mathematics, social studies and science. It is strongly recommended that students visit Union for an interview and student-guided tour. Alumni interviews may be requested online. A student can choose not to submit his or her SAT or ACT scores for review, except for accelerated programs, which require applicants to submit the SAT and two SAT Subject Tests.

Early decision (ED) candidates have two options. The application deadline (including all supporting credentials) for Option I is Nov. 15, with notification by Dec. 15. Option II has a Jan. 15 deadline (including all supporting credentials) and Feb. 15 notification. Applications for regular decision (RD) admission must be filed by Jan.15; decisions are mailed by April 1. Applications to the Leadership in Medicine program are due no later than Dec. 15, and for Law and Public Policy, by Jan. 1. Those deferred under ED and all regular applicants are given a final decision by April 1. Accepted students have until May 1 to commit.

Overview

Applicants
5,406
Acceptance Rate
41%
Average HS GPA
3.41

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
590 - 680
SAT Math
620 - 720
ACT Composite
28 - 31

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Union's interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts combines the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering, emphasizing the practical application of ideas through experience. Students gain deep knowledge within their majors and also experience the cross-pollination of ideas and insights from multiple disciplines.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 courses (up to 40 for engineering degrees) and satisfy departmental and Common Curriculum requirements, including the First-Year Preceptorial and Sophomore Research Seminar, which promote reading, writing, research and critical thinking skills. Distribution requirements in the humanities, literature, social sciences, linguistic and cultural competency, quantitative mathematical reasoning and the sciences promote a breadth of knowledge about the social and natural world, and key skills in analysis, literacy and numeracy.

Union encourages student research in all disciplines. Three-quarters of students actively engage in research. They work one-on-one with professors in top-notch facilities and have access to sophisticated instrumentation often reserved for graduate students at large universities. At Steinmetz Symposium each spring, some 450 students present their research, scholarship and creative work. Approximately 140 students participate in summer research. Many students co-author publications with faculty and present at major conferences. Union consistently ranks among the top of its peer institutions in National Science Foundation awards.

Academic advisers help students select the right coursework, develop research topics, and pursue internships and service. Union's innovative custom advising tool, NoticeChoose-Tell, embraces a process of self-reflection and communication. This encourages students to make meaningful, informed academic decisions consistent with their goals and aspirations, and it helps them build a strong resume.

Students participate in businesses, health care, government and social service internships. The Michael Rapaport '59 Ethics Across the Curriculum initiative provides training in everyday ethics. Writing Across the Curriculum requires students to take five designated courses from at least two divisions and one Senior Writing Experience.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Union offers more than 40 majors and 55 minors. Students may choose double majors; combine majors and minors; pursue interdepartmental and multidisciplinary concentrations; or opt for area, ethnic and cultural studies. Many students design their own Organizing Theme major. Most students take three courses in each of the three 10-week terms that comprise Union's academic calendar. The average introductory class has 22 students; the average upper level class, 14.

Union offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. Union also offers a five-year Business/Management program with Union Graduate College (B.A. or B.S. and M.B.A.); five-year Education program with Union Graduate College (B.A. or B.S. and M.A.T.); six-year Law and Public Policy program with Albany Law School (B.A. and J.D.); and an eight-year Leadership in Medicine program with Albany Medical College and Union Graduate College (B.S., M.S. or M.B.A., and M.D.).

Students Say

Founded in 1795, Union College in upstate New York is a small, independent liberal arts college that provides a wide “breadth of education” that allows students to learn across the curriculum and graduate with a respected degree and a true liberal arts education. The “great historical roots” are apparent all around the “beautiful campus full of school-spirited students,” but the school keeps a firm eye on the future as well, and “encourages students to develop and be prepared for graduation.”

The professors are “interested in the lives of their students” and “work to make sure the student gets the academic support needed to succeed,” and best of all, “you will never EVER have a teaching assistant instead of a professor at Union.” Professors have an open door policy to always allow students right on in—“students are their main priority.” Research opportunities are plentiful—“any professor with a lab is always looking for new recruits”—and a small but strong engineering department ensures that the sciences get a fair shake at a traditionally liberal arts school. The school also strives “to create interesting interdisciplinary classes that combine science and humanities in innovative ways.”

Union is small, so “the sense of community is very important to the overall experience.” The administration “wants you to enjoy your four years of college not just by studying but get to know other people and do things you never did before.” A senior neuroscience major agrees: “Union is all about finding the best mix of the challenging courses and millions of activities happening each night.” The trimester schedule is “fantastic,” and the school “melds academic, social, and cultural life together seamlessly.” “Union is also a prestigious institution that is small enough to allow every student a presence on campus,” says one.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
239
with Terminal Degree
222

136
Men
103
Women
26
Minority
5
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
93%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Andrea Barrett
National Book Award winner; Pulitzer Prize finalist, MacArthur genius grant

Kathy E. Magliato
M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon and author of Healing Hearts

Rich Templeton
President, CEO and Chairman of Texas Instruments

Alan Horn
Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios

John Kelly
Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research

Julie G. Swidler
EVP of Business Affairs and General Counsel at Sony Music Entertainment

Theodore W. Berger
Director for Neural Engineering and Professor at Univ. of Southern CA.

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Union's comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees, is $62,274 for the 2015-16 academic year. The estimated cost for books and personal expenses is approximately $2,000.

Financial Aid

Union is committed to admitting an economically diverse student body and to meeting the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. The College offers $40 million annually in aid. The average Union need-based scholarship is $32,000; the average merit scholarship is $10,000. Families who are unable to pay full tuition and fees are typically covered by a financial aid package consisting of a grant, loan and work opportunity. About half of all applicants apply for financial aid; more than 60 percent of students receive assistance from the College. Scholarship awards are based on academic performance and financial need. Candidates for aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service's PROFILE form and mail them directly to the appropriate agencies by Feb. 1.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
95
Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Mar 25

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Bottom Line

The tuition at Union College comes to about $47,913. The average aid package comes to $36,845, with 70 percent of students receiving some aid. On average 98 percent of student demonstrated need is met. Union isn’t cheap, but offers a great deal of financial aid to those who need it.

Bang For Your Buck

Tuition at Union College comes to $47,913, with the average aid package coming to around $36,845. Union meets the full demonstrated need of admitted students, and roughly 70 percent of students receive some form of aid. Students feel that “Union College is very generous with its financial aid and scholarship money,” which is the sort of thing that practically anyone would want to hear. Multiple students report receiving full rides, and many others report receiving at least a partial merit or athletic scholarship. Union College also participates in academic opportunity programs like POSSE Scholars and Yellow Ribbon.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$33,255

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$33,915

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,036

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,586

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,000

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

Union has more than 100 campus clubs, including performance and arts clubs; cultural groups; the student newspaper, Concordiensis, and radio station, WRUC; sports clubs; 10 residential Greek organizations; 13 theme houses (from cooking to sustainability to technology); academic societies; and service and political interest groups. Cultural events include concerts, theater, dance, film and exhibits. Union’s comprehensive athletics program offers 26 varsity intercollegiate sports, organized intramurals, club sports, and recreational and fitness activities. Union is a member of the NCAA, Liberty League and ECAC Hockey. Men's and women's ice hockey compete in NCAA Division I programs; other teams are Division III. Union triumphed in the Frozen Four to capture the national hockey title in 2014.

The Minerva House system is a vibrant community and launch pad for an array of college experiences. All students and faculty members belong to one of seven on-campus houses, where they contribute in distinct ways to Union's social, cultural, academic and intellectual life. Student-run Minerva programs range from book clubs and barbecues to film series, theater outings, and cooking dinner with professors. The Kenney Community Center connects students with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, tutoring programs and many civic projects. Some 1,200 students each year are involved more than 30 service programs and other opportunities for service and leadership.

Students Say

Most come to Union from "some part of the northeast," are "from middle/ upper-middle class families," and are "very active, career-oriented, [and] seri­ ous about academics." One student tells us, ''I'm not going to lie, it's a pretty white campus," says a student. "Everyone fits in because everyone seems to love Union." These "intellectuals" tend to dress "very preppy" ("wearing Patagonia jackets, Lily Pulitzer handbags, and Ugg boots is basically the uni­ form") and are "a great group of people"; "there don't seem to be any barriers between them."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,242
Out of State
70%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

46% female
54% male
70% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

The first planned campus in America, Union was designed by noted French architect Joseph Ramée and includes the 16-sided Nott Memorial, a historic landmark, and Jackson's Garden, a certified natural wildlife habitat. Union is located on 130 acres in the revitalized city of Schenectady, part of Upstate New York's Capital Region. Along with Albany and Troy, Schenectady is among "The 20 Best Small Cities for College Students" (as reported by The Huffington Post). Steps from campus, the city has a mix of shops, restaurants, the Sunday greenmarket, movies, professional theater and more. The region's rich cultural heritage and thriving high-tech industry offer opportunities for student/faculty research, internships and jobs. A 15-minute drive from Albany International Airport, Union is within easy reach of New York City and Boston (three hours), Montreal (four hours), and rural and wilderness areas, including the Adirondack Mountains (one-to-two hours).

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The Nott Memorial is used for study, exhibits and special events. The Peter Irving Wold Center is an interdisciplinary hub, with leading-edge programs in biochemistry, environmental studies, electrical engineering and music research. The F.W. Olin Center houses high-tech classrooms and laboratories. The Science and Engineering Center, home to the Center for Bioengineering and Computational Biology, contains specialized research tools available for student use, including a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, Pelletron accelerator and scanning electron microscope. The Center for Neuroscience in Butterfield Hall brings together computer and research labs, classrooms, offices and collaborative spaces. The Peschel Computer Center houses the IBM High-Performance Computing Cluster, offering some of the most advanced computing capabilities among undergraduate liberal arts schools.

Schaffer Library has over 637,000 volumes, some 800 periodicals (paper) and more than 11,000 total subscriptions. Three hundred databases provide access to a quarter million printed books, documents and musical scores. The College Archives, Language Lab, Special Collections and Writing Center are also housed here, as is the Learning Commons, a high-tech, student-focused area supporting independent and collaborative research. Karp Hall houses the departments of English, and Modern Languages and Literature. Lippman Hall is home to the Social Sciences, including the departments of Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology. Lamont House is home to the departments of Anthropology, Classics and Philosophy, and the Religious Studies program.

Arts facilities include the Mandeville Gallery and Wikoff Student Gallery; the all-Steinway Taylor Music Center, which features Emerson Auditorium, a music technology studio and the World Musics Room. The Visual Arts Building includes painting, drawing and sculpture studios, Art History classrooms, darkrooms and the Burns Art Atrium gallery. The Yulman Theater is home to Mountebanks, the country's oldest student performing group. The Henle Dance Pavilion, overlooking Jackson's Garden, features classrooms, rehearsal and performance studios, and a costume shop. The Kelly Adirondack Center in nearby Niskayuna houses one of the largest research collections on the Adirondack region.

Residential options for students include traditional dorms, apartment-style housing, theme houses, Minerva Houses, Greek houses and College Park Hall. Reamer Campus Center includes dining facilities, the bookstore and various student activities. Among the athletic facilities are Alumni Gymnasium, which features the Breazzano Fitness Center, a swimming/diving pool, and dance, aerobics, spinning and yoga studios. Other recreational and sports facilities include the 3,000-seat Messa Rink at Achilles Center, home of Union's Div. I hockey teams; the Viniar Athletic Center for basketball and volleyball; and the Travis J. Clark '00 Strength Training Facility for varsity athletes. The men’s and women's crew teams train at the College's boathouse on the Mohawk River. The Wicker Wellness Center offers health, wellness and counseling services and is the home of Jenna the therapy dog.

The Becker Career Center offers a range of career planning programs and services, from resume writing and internship searches to career fairs. It works with employers and alumni to guide students in competing effectively in today's job market. Students can connect with alumni in all fields through the Union Career Advisory Network (UCAN). HireU, the center's internship and job database, contains opportunities from alumni and employers who are looking specifically for Union students.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Union offers more than 50 terms and mini-term programs in 40 countries. Sixty percent of Union students go on terms abroad, one of the highest percentages among colleges and universities. Most programs are led by Union faculty. Students also may design their own program of study abroad, and participate in non-Union and exchange programs. Three-week mini-terms are offered during winter and summer breaks in various U.S. cities and countries.

Student Organizations & Activities

The Nott Memorial is used for study, exhibits and special events. The Peter Irving Wold Center is an interdisciplinary hub, with leading-edge programs in biochemistry, environmental studies, electrical engineering and music research. The F.W. Olin Center houses high-tech classrooms and laboratories. The Science and Engineering Center, home to the Center for Bioengineering and Computational Biology, contains specialized research tools available for student use, including a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, Pelletron accelerator and scanning electron microscope. The Center for Neuroscience in Butterfield Hall brings together computer and research labs, classrooms, offices and collaborative spaces. The Peschel Computer Center houses the IBM High-Performance Computing Cluster, offering some of the most advanced computing capabilities among undergraduate liberal arts schools.

Schaffer Library has over 637,000 volumes, some 800 periodicals (paper) and more than 11,000 total subscriptions. Three hundred databases provide access to a quarter million printed books, documents and musical scores. The College Archives, Language Lab, Special Collections and Writing Center are also housed here, as is the Learning Commons, a high-tech, student-focused area supporting independent and collaborative research. Karp Hall houses the departments of English, and Modern Languages and Literature. Lippman Hall is home to the Social Sciences, including the departments of Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology. Lamont House is home to the departments of Anthropology, Classics and Philosophy, and the Religious Studies program.

Arts facilities include the Mandeville Gallery and Wikoff Student Gallery; the all-Steinway Taylor Music Center, which features Emerson Auditorium, a music technology studio and the World Musics Room. The Visual Arts Building includes painting, drawing and sculpture studios, Art History classrooms, darkrooms and the Burns Art Atrium gallery. The Yulman Theater is home to Mountebanks, the country's oldest student performing group. The Henle Dance Pavilion, overlooking Jackson's Garden, features classrooms, rehearsal and performance studios, and a costume shop. The Kelly Adirondack Center in nearby Niskayuna houses one of the largest research collections on the Adirondack region.

Residential options for students include traditional dorms, apartment-style housing, theme houses, Minerva Houses, Greek houses and College Park Hall. Reamer Campus Center includes dining facilities, the bookstore and various student activities. Among the athletic facilities are Alumni Gymnasium, which features the Breazzano Fitness Center, a swimming/diving pool, and dance, aerobics, spinning and yoga studios. Other recreational and sports facilities include the 3,000-seat Messa Rink at Achilles Center, home of Union's Div. I hockey teams; the Viniar Athletic Center for basketball and volleyball; and the Travis J. Clark '00 Strength Training Facility for varsity athletes. The men’s and women's crew teams train at the College's boathouse on the Mohawk River. The Wicker Wellness Center offers health, wellness and counseling services and is the home of Jenna the therapy dog.

The Becker Career Center offers a range of career planning programs and services, from resume writing and internship searches to career fairs. It works with employers and alumni to guide students in competing effectively in today's job market. Students can connect with alumni in all fields through the Union Career Advisory Network (UCAN). HireU, the center's internship and job database, contains opportunities from alumni and employers who are looking specifically for Union students.

Students Say

The unique Minerva House system blends academic, social and residential interests. All students and faculty are assigned to one of the seven houses, which host hundreds of events each year (some professors even teach preceptorials there). There are also “Theme Houses,” which are on-campus housing where people who have similar interests can live, such as the Ozone House for environmentally-oriented people.

Between Greek and Minerva life, there is “a vibrant social life” for all students, though quite a few admit that the emphasis on the “huge” Greek life “could certainly be reduced.” “Most of the campus attends parties on weekends,” which is “a great way to relieve the stress caused by being at such an academically rigorous schools and also meet new people.” In class, however, “we’re all nerds at heart, and we can talk books and numbers all day long.” Everyone also goes to free campus movies and other events like “concerts, magicians, comedians, roller skating, and others.”

The Capital Region is “all around us, so if you’re bored you’re just not trying hard enough,” says a student. There is a bounty of events and organizations, so “one has to try to NOT be involved.” “I never feel like the campus runs out of things for me to do,” says a senior. Dating is “thin” at Union: “it is not a couples’ school,” however it IS a hockey school.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
87%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
76
First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
90

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
101
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
9

39% join a fraternity
43% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Dutchmen)
14 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Dutchwomen)
15 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Siena College
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sustainability

“U-Sustain” is a mantra and a mission at Union College in New York. As a signatory of the ACUPCC, Union College has developed a long-term plan to be carbon neutral by 2060. The college requires that all new and renovated buildings utilize LEED certification standards as a basis of design, and has also committed to using wind power for over 90 percent of the school’s energy purchases annually. The Presidential Green Grants program, open to students, staff, and faculty, awards grants up to $2,000 to campus projects that will make Union more sustainable or research projects that will make specific contributions to sustainability at the regional or national level. Recent grants were awarded to one student to design and build a rain garden atop the new Upper Class Apartment Building and to the Financial Services Department for tabletop scanners to support efforts to go paperless. U-Sustain is a campus-wide committee focused on making Union more sustainable. U-Sustain initiatives are college-wide programs focused on decreasing the impact that the campus community has on the environment. Recent programs include: the expansion of the composting program to all resident dining facilities and retail dining locations in the campus center, improving options for local, organic, vegan and vegetarian dining, energy dashboards in first year residence halls and a helmet and lock rental program to promote bike safety and security.

Green Rating
95
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
9%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
93

Average Number of PC's per Lab
10

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ann Fleming Brown
Director of Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
Grant Hall
Schenectady, NY 12308

Phone
(518) 388-6112

Email
admissions@union.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Nott Memorial
Schaffer Library
Reamer Campus Center
Jackson's Garden
Memorial Chapel

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Proctor's Theatre
Jay Street area - restaurants, shops
Times Union Center - sporting events, concerts
Crossgates Mall
Adirondack Mountains
Located in the Capital District of New York, Schenectady boasts the amenities of a small city and the recreational opportunities of the Adirondack and Berkshire mountains.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
9:00am-4:00pm; 10am-1pm
(518) 388-6112

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10:30am, 12:30,1:30,&3:30pm,some Sat. 11am,noon,1pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Feb,Mar.,Jul,Aug.,& on certain selected weekends

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Albany airport is 10 miles from campus. Taxis are available at the airport for the ride to campus. The Schenectady Amtrak rail and Trailways bus stations are each less than a mile from campus. Taxi service is available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the south and the east: From New York State Thruway exit 24, take the Northway (I-87) north to exit 6 (marked 'Route 7 west'). Follow Route 7 west for 6.5 miles and bear right onto Union Street. Continue on Union Street for 2.7 miles and enter the campus through Payne Gate on the right. The Admissions Office is the third building on your right as you enter campus. From the north: From the Northway (I-87) take exit 6 (marked 'Route 7 west'). Follow Route 7 west for 6.5 miles and bear right onto Union Street. Continue on Union Street for 2.7 miles and enter the campus through Payne Gate on the right. The Admissions Office is the third building on your right as you enter campus. From the west: From Thruway exit 26, take I-890 east to exit 4 (Erie Boulevard). Follow Erie Boulevard north to Union Street (second light after the Amtrak station), turn right onto Union Street, and follow for one mile. Enter the campus through Payne Gate on the left. The Admissions Office is the third building on your right as you enter campus.

Local Accommodations
The Stockade Inn (1 North Church St; 518-346-3400) Hampton Inns (167 Nott Terrace; 518-370-3297) and the Holiday Inn (100 Nott Terrace; 518-393-4141) are approx. 1/4 mile from campus and the Parker Inn (434 State Street; 518-688-1001) is within 5 minutes of campus. The Glen Sanders Mansion (One Glen Avenue; 518-374-7262) offers elegant accommodations right on the Mohawk River, three miles from campus
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Key Stats

5,406
Applicants
2,242
Size
41%
Acceptance Rate
1300
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists