About Union University

Founded in 1823, Union University. is a Private college. Located in Tennessee, which is a city setting in Tennessee, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,286 full time undergraduate students, and 1,180 full time graduate students.

The Union University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 231 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Union University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate62%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range1020-1300
ACT Range23-30

Admissions at UU are considered Selective, with ,41% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 17 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 67% were in the top quarter, and 41% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Union University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
43%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
14%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
86%
“I feel extremely safe”
64%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
21%
“We bought the gear”
14%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
7%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
43%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
14%
“They keep regular office hours”
79%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
71%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
71%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
29%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
79%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
21%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
43%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
14%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
86%
“I feel extremely safe”
64%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
21%
“We bought the gear”
14%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
7%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
43%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
14%
“They keep regular office hours”
79%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
71%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
71%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
29%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
79%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
21%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Union University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    119 Students rated on-campus housing 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    86 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    121 Students rated campus food 2.6 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    126 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    126 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 77 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    125 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    125 Students rated local services 4.6 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    125 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Union University?

18 Students rated Union University

Jefferson - 05/23/2024

I have not been very accustomed to how Union University does everything, however I have been given the opportunity to know how their system works and how the character of everyone there positively affects the community. The food is great, the people are kind, and the classes are to a perfect size, where you can interact with the professor on more of a personable level.

Margaret - 09/13/2022

Union University is overall a great school. The student body is made up of mostly homeschoolers/private school kids. Some classes are average and some are really special, depending on the professor. The campus is nice and walkable, very pretty and clean looking. There is a large music department and lots of faith based activity there. All the buildings are cold inside, but that is pretty typical of a college campus. There are places to shop and eat within walking distance as well.

Natalie - 07/07/2022

I love this school. The academics are quite rigorous especially if you choose a major in the medical field. There are always events going on, so you'll never be bored just sitting in your dorm. The people that go to this college are so kind and respectful. the professors and faculty are super invested in your education which is very beneficial.

Josie - 02/05/2020

I will be attending Union University in the Fall of 2020, and I could not be more excited. When I took my tour, I took the opportunity to sit in on a class, and I was beyond impressed. The teachers engage with their students, and the class size is about 20 students, which is perfect, because every student gets attention and has a better learning experience. The teachers make sure that they students do not walk out of the classroom without understanding what they just learned. The teachers are always there when the students need them. As for the students on campus, they are very kind. When I took my tour, students were coming up to me, welcoming me to Union and to the campus. I left my tour at Union University having made five friends before I even left! I have never felt more at home on a campus than I did at Union University. I would highly recommend considering Union University and taking a tour.

Union University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Union University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Union University is 62%. 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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have pondered this question on multiple ocassions already. If I could go back in time to my senior year of high school, I would tell myself to finish applying to the Air Force Academy and to go there. I had gotten far in the application but never completed it, and I think I will always regret that. It's not that I dislike Union University, but I feel like I have missed something by not going to the Academy.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    I believe that I am among a great campus of servants of God who are among the students and faculty and it is a priveledge to serve with them.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I do not know of anything that is negative about my school. I love Union University and all the students and staff. This school is very welcoming and feels like home.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Without a doubt, the best thing is that we are Christ-centered. The teachers are wonderful at what they do, because they love the Lord. Union is a place that I can learn, have fun, and meet amazing people. I truly think that the Christ-centered atmosphere makes the world of a difference at our school.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    An encouraging,community based environment.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Union University is best known for its nursing program and its widely diverse student body.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The classes are small which give you a really great student-teacher ratio. The dorms are incredible; they are essentially appartments each with four seperate rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette, and a living room. The teachers here really care about their students and get to know them each by name. They are experts in their feild. The university strives to and succeedes at upholding their commitment to students and their missions statement as a university.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known the level of expectation from the school. They are very academically strong and they want their graduates to come out of there knowing they received the best possible education.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    a conservative christian who wants to learn

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The financial aide department is overwhelmed with students because let's face it, shcool is darn expensive, so it was hard to get information from them in a timely manner, but they do work with students and try their best to do whatever it takes to keep them at the school.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The prestige of the school.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are looking to party and do drugs this school is not for you. The majority of the students here value the money spent for thier education, and they focus very hard on their studies. This school has strong rules against drugs and alcohol.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Awesome class size, diverse academics, great people, excellent sports programs, great school with awesome dorms.

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    All the guys are southern baptist, guitar playing, christian studies majors All the girls go to find their future spouse and are education or psychology majors

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    most students get involved with the Go Trips in some way, and many are involved in Greek Life. Club sports and inter mural sports are very popular, as well as organizations centered around their majors. There are many small bible studies that people get involved with and The Freshman Life Groups are worth getting involved with as well.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    Professors are extremely approachable and very welcoming. They really want you to learn and will help you till you understand. Academics prepared me well for graduate school, and many friends were well prepared for professional schools.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    To an extent, but there is much more variety than that.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

66%

female

34%

male

2,286

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,180

Total Grad Students

29%

Out-Of-State

69%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

47

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

33%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
19%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
68%

TUITION & AID

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.

100% of students attending Union University receive some sort of financial aid. 32% were awarded federal grants. While 56% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$30,330

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,250

Books and Supplies

$10,250

Room and Board

41,830

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$21,593
$30 - $48K
$22,520
$48 - $75K
$25,156
$75 - $110K
$27,760
$110K & UP
$28,899

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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