From the School

Union College is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished liberal arts colleges. Chartered by the state of New York in 1795, Union is a leader in offering an integrated liberal arts education that fully embraces STEM while teaching 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, interdisciplinary and international study, and service learning.

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More than 6,500 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. 15. 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
6,648
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average HS GPA
3.42

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
680 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
710 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
680 - 570

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
720 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
740 - 630

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
31 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Decision II — January 15

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

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Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs


Union is committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering while emphasizing the practical application of ideas through experience. Students gain deep knowledge within their majors and also experience 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. Writing Across the Curriculum requires students to take five designated courses from at least two divisions and one Senior Writing Experience.

Union encourages student research in all disciplines. Three-quarters of students actively engage in research. They work one-on-one with professors and have access to sophisticated instrumentation often reserved for graduate students at large universities. At Steinmetz Symposium each spring, some 500 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. Students participate in internships at more than 500 organizations worldwide, gaining real-world experience in such fields as businesses, health care, government, science, social service, technology and the arts. Union also sponsors IBM summer internships in China and Switzerland, as well as the Silicon Valley Internship on Innovation and Creativity, which combines internships in Bay Area startups and NGOs with courses in culture and entrepreneurship. There is faculty advising for business, law, medical and graduate school, and students also receive encouragement and support in applying for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships.

Majors and Degrees Offered


Union offers more than 40 majors and 58 minors. Students may choose double majors; combine majors and minors; or pursue interdepartmental and multidisciplinary programs, such as ethnic and cultural studies. Some 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 21 students; the average upper level class, 14.

Union also offers numerous joint programs leading to advanced degrees. These include: a 3+3 accelerated law program (B.A. + J.D.); a 4+1 master of arts in teaching (B.A. or B.S. + MAT); a 4+1 master of science with degree with options in bioethics, energy systems and electrical or mechanical engineering (B.S. + M.S.); a 5-year business/management program (B.A. or B.S. + M.B.A.); and an 8-year leadership in medicine program (B.S. + M.S. or M.B.A. + M.D.)


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
219
with Terminal Degree
215

123
Men
96
Women
26
Minority
6
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
86%
Graduate in 6 years
86%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Russian Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Managerial Economics

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine/Studio Arts, General


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.


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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


James M. Loree
President and CEO at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

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, Cognitive Solutions and 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.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
86%
Graduate in 6 years
86%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$51,700

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$99,200

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$52,700

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$105,000

Percent High Job Meaning
38%

Percent STEM
27%


Students Say

Union College graduates report their average starting salary at around $50,800, and 68 percent report that their job has a great deal of meaning. Past that, students feel that "Union has an awesome career center that is always reaching out to students to help them with life after college with jobs, internships, resumes, etc. . . ." Others add that "there are so many resources available in terms of funding, internships, and leadership opportunities." Students report being thrilled about the "undergraduate research opportunities" like the Sophomore Research Seminar or those through National Science Foundation awards, and the annual Steinmetz Symposium allows them to present their work to the entire campus community. A distinctive Union institution, the Minerva House program has produced sixty-two fellows selected to spend a year after graduation working on a global service project.

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


Union’s comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees, is $66,609 for the 2017-18 academic year. The estimated cost for books and personal expenses is $2,000.

Financial Aid

2. 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 $43.6 million annually in scholarships. Scholarship awards are based on academic performance and financial need. The average Union scholarship is $34,000; the average need-based financial aid package is $42,300; and the average merit award is $10,500. 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. More than 60 percent of students receive financial assistance from the College; 15 percent of College resources are in the form of merit awards. Candidates for aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service’s PROFILE form by Jan. 15; Early Decision (ED) candidates must file by the ED application deadline.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 15
Notification Date
Mar 25

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$36,393

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$36,748

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,940

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
54%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,045

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,200

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$53,019
Required Fees
$471
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,119
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School


Union’s approximately 2,200 full-time undergraduates come from 40 U.S. states and territories and 36 other countries, from Australia to Zimbabwe. International students make up 7 percent of the student body, and 20 percent of students identify themselves as members of a multicultural group.

Union has more than 100 campus clubs, including arts and cultural groups; the student newspaper, Concordiensis, and radio station, WRUC; sports clubs; academic societies; service and political interest groups; 9 residential fraternities and sororities; and 13 theme houses (devoted to arts, civil liberties, the LGBTQ community, sustainability, technology and more). 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 men’s 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 language tables, current events discussions and cooking dinner with professors. The longest running Minerva program, Green House jams, brings together students and faculty for musical jam sessions every Friday afternoon.

Union inspires and encourages students to engage with the local global community through meaningful volunteer work and charitable projects. Some 1,200 students each year are involved in more than 30 service programs and other opportunities for service and leadership. The Kenney Community Center is a hub that connects students with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, tutoring programs and many civic projects. Many students groups, athletic teams, and Greek organizations also sponsor community service activities.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,203
Foreign Countries Represented
37

Demographics

45% female
55% male
67% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

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] serious about academics." One student tells us, "I'm not going to lie, it's a pretty white campus." "Everyone fits in because everyone seems to love Union." These "intellectuals" tend to dress "very preppy" ("wearing Patagonia jackets, Lilly Pulitzer handbags, and Ugg boots is basically the uniform") and are "a great group of people"; "there don't seem to be any barriers between them."

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Location


The first planned campus in America, Union was designed by noted French architect Joseph-Jacques 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 New York’s Capital Region. Steps from campus, the city features a lively mix of restaurants, cafés, shops, theaters and a popular weekly greenmarket. The region’s rich cultural heritage, thriving high-tech industry and diverse economy offer opportunities for student/faculty research, internships and jobs. Union is a 20-minute drive from Albany International Airport and a short walk or drive from the Schenectady bus and train station. It is within easy reach of New York City and Boston (a 3-hour drive), Montreal (4 hours), and rural and wilderness areas.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


Union is in the midst of the largest and most ambitious project in its history – a $100 million makeover and expansion of the Science and Engineering Center. A centerpiece of the revamped center, to be named the Integrated Science and Engineering Complex, will be an arc-shaped building featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a four-story lightwell that allows individuals to glimpse the work of other disciplines. The reconstruction is designed to revolutionize teaching, learning and research across engineering, science and the liberal arts.

The Peter Irving Wold Center, an interdisciplinary hub, offers leading-edge programs in biochemistry, environmental studies, electrical engineering and music research. The Center for Neuroscience in Butterfield Hall brings together computer and research labs, classrooms and collaborative spaces. The F.W. Olin Center houses high-tech classrooms and laboratories.

The Nott Memorial is used for study, exhibits and special events, including the annual Study Abroad Fair, the Lothridge Festival of Dance, and guest lectures by such noted figures as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, architect Maya Lin, environmentalist Bill McKibben, activist Cornel West and journalist Bob Woodward.

Schaffer Library has over 1 million print and electronic volumes and more than 11,000 current print and electronic serial titles. Union also participates in the ConnectNY consortium, giving users access to the holdings of 14 other member libraries. The College Archives, Language Lab, Special Collections and Writing Center are also housed at Schaffer Library.

Karp Hall houses the departments of English, and Modern Languages and Literature. Lippman Hall is home to the Social Sciences, including Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology. Lamont House is home to Anthropology, Classics and Philosophy, and the Religious Studies program.

The recently renovated Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts includes studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, 2D and 3D design, and metal-working, as well as a media lab, traditional dark room, public galleries and classrooms. Other arts facilities include the Mandeville Gallery and Wikoff Student Gallery, both in the Nott Memorial; the all-Steinway Taylor Music Center; the Yulman Theater, home to Mountebanks, the nation’s oldest student performing group; and the Henle Dance Pavilion. Union’s 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, College Park Hall and Garnet Commons. Reamer Campus Center includes dining facilities, the bookstore and offices for student activities.

Among the athletic facilities are Alumni Gymnasium, which features the Breazzano Fitness Center, a swimming/diving pool, and exercise 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, 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 professional health, wellness and counseling services and is the home of Jenna, the campus therapy dog.

The Becker Career Center helps students align their personal passions with their academic and professional pursuits, and 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 seeking Union students. Students regularly meet potential employers at campus career and internship fairs and other events. Ninety-eight percent of new Union graduates are employed or pursuing an advanced degree or fellowship.

Off-Campus Opportunities


Union offers 40 terms and mini-term programs in 29 countries. Students can conduct anthropological research in Fiji, learn about Italian Renaissance architecture in Florence, study engineering in Turkey or visit alternative energy sites in New Zealand. There are also great opportunities for internships and service. Nearly 60 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. In addition to full-term programs, three-week mini-terms are offered during winter and summer breaks in various U.S. cities and other countries. The unique Minerva Fellows program gives young alumni a chance to travel abroad their first year after leaving Union, instilling in them the power of an entrepreneurial approach in addressing poverty in developing countries.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
90%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

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 school 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.


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
6
Number of Religious Organizations
10

35% join a fraternity
42% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Dutchmen)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
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.

93/99
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
21%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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
807 Union Street
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
Wold Center for Science and Engineering

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; Many Saturdays
9:00am-4:00pm; 10am-2pm
(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
year round

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
kol@union.edu

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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