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Founded in 1795, Union College-Schenectady. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,203 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Union College-Schenectady Academic calendar runs on a Trimester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 221 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Union College-Schenectady include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,22% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 85% were in the top quarter, and 57% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Union College-Schenectady.
45 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
31 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 82 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated local services 4 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
7 Students rated Union College-Schenectady
Awful school. Greek life dominates the campus and if you don’t get into a social group by the first few weeks of freshmen year, expect to be a loner. Many students are highly degenerate and alumni network is garbage. Haven’t met an alumnus that wasn’t vapid. If I could do it all over again, I would pick a different school. Icing on the cake: fraternities are both above and next to dorm rooms. There’s very little accountability. I will say most professors and staff are pretty good. Gym is great and food wasn’t that bad.
Union is a really awesome place to go to school. The opportunities are amazing, the people are supportive, and the community is connected. Want to do research as a first-year or sophomore? You can do it here! Want to lead a club? You can get involved right away. There's always something going on on campus, and you'll be able to find or develop your passions. The academic culture is collaborative (not competitive), and faculty are incredible. Professors know you and your goals, and will help you achieve them if you put in the time and effort. I loved living on campus for four years and having some great upperclassman housing options (Minervas are nice, Greek life is an option, theme houses, apartments, etc.).
Much has been updated on campus in the last few years! New dining service is great, new science and engineering complex is state-of-the-art, and our new President and several new administrators are pretty fantastic and top of things. I'm so grateful to have experienced Union.
Union College is a truly hidden gem in the Upstate New York area. Classroom sizes are smaller ranging from 20 to at most 40 students with some of the most accredited professors who's passion for their subject material will almost always encourage their students to study harder. It is also very easy to get to know your professors who will likely become your friends. I formed lots of great bonds with professors from all different fields from sciences, arts, philosophy, dance and even mathematics. This is largely due to the Liberal Arts curriculum that requires students to study a broad spectrum of academia. Also a large option of extracurricular activities for out of classroom experiences. Although be prepared for smaller sized clubs and events as this is a smaller campus. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Union and after graduation reflected on how much I loved my time there.
Union College is an amazing school with a lot of opportunities for all of their students. There are always activities for all students to participate in and the life on campus is great since it's a small campus, so everyone knows everyone. Union makes you feel at home and if a school is able to do that, then it is one heck of a school.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Union College-Schenectady is 36%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
They work hard, but because of that, they also party hard.
Lack of diversity
If there's one thing that any Union student would change, it would have to be Schenectady. I know people who have made it through college without ever venturing off campus. I personally don't think its too bad but I know a lot of people who do. On the brightside, Albany is just around the corner and there's plenty to do there. Also, Union does a really good job keeping campus interesting with comedians and movies and all other sorts of things on weekends.
There are quite a few wealthy, white kids whose families have been coming to Union for generations but I feel that Union is a changing school. The freshmen class this year has the highest diversity percentage in Union's history and I've made friends with many more ethnically diverse students than I ever had in the past.
I love Union's size. The campus is large enough to avoid feeling closed in but the student bosy is small enough that I feel like a person and not a number. Within my first week of classes, all the professors in my department knew my name and I felt comfortable talking to any of them. Several of my professors have taken classes out to dinner and one even invited the class to dinner at his house. This, of course, wouldn't be possible at larger school but with classes as small as twelve students, I've found college to be a very personal experience so far.
I know and love almost everybody on my floor. People are generally very social.
Students: Visit your schools with and without your parents. If they're going to let you live somewhere for the next four years, they're going to want to at the very least, see that place. Spend an overnight. It will help you to get a better view of what campus life is like and you'll leave having learned things about the school that you never could with your parents in tow. Parents: Trust your kids. You're going to have to pretty soon anyway, so you might as well start doing it now. They'll appreciate it, and be more motivated to prove that they deserve that trust. Don't be afraid to offer advice, but don't overdo it. They might not let you know, but they do recognize your wisdom. Good Luck.
There's nothing like a good Friday night on Union's campus. We do the sweaty frat thing really well.
Union can be very snobby sometimes. The majority of the students are from the Westchester area in NY. So, needless to say, there is a bit of a rich air to the campus. Many of the students are very cliquey. Oftentimes the minorities sit together. The sorority sisters sit together. The fraternities sit together. There are not that many people that really try to reach out to all groups of the student population.
That it was preppy and very small.
My school is best known for being in the Top 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges. It also has a good LaCrosse Team, and a 8-year Medical program with Albany Medical College.
Union is an amazing community of highly motivated students who are all working toward making a difference in the world.
Someone who already knows what they are interested in (figuring out their major). Next, having great connections and networking with other students and faculty for internships and willing to dedicate a good portion of time to extra-curriculars here.
The lack of diversity among the kinds of students attending.
When I brag about Union to my friends, I always mention our division I hockey team, our plethora of activities and clubs, the cultural events that our school brings to campus like documentaries, speakers (for example Mike Hubabee last year!), and crazy parties every weekend. I have lots of pride in our academics, but I don't rub that in with my friends.
You need to have a strong interest in SOMETHING...whether it's drinking, sports, being active in school activities or having the will to go outside and see what the community has to offer without being scared of going alone...otherwise, it can be deathly boring! Know that being in the library during finals is almost a cool thing because this school is BIG on getting As but also BIG on partying...if you're more of a loner or have a hard time making friends, I don't know if you would enjoy this school.
Being that all the other sports are D3, students rarely go to see those games. Hockey is a big deal on campus and you are bound to visit at least one game in your time at union. Its a fun activity to do before going out on the weekends and a great place to scream your lungs out with other union friends.
The professors are genuinely loving and caring about you as people. They are all there for you whether it is about your class, confusion about your life choices, or just someone to be a parent for you when you are away from home. They are extremely understanding (of course given you should your dedication and commitment) if things go haywire during the term. And they will help you achieve the grades you want, if you are wiling to put in that extra work.
Compendium of a few Union College initiatives to become more sustainable.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
85% of students
attending Union College-Schenectady receive some sort of financial aid.
12% were awarded federal grants.
While 42% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
Tuition and fees(Out of state)
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Total On Campus
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