Jackson, TN
Union University


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Recent Reviews

Natasha
Describe the students at your school.

Lots of the students are Born Again, Christians, and show this in the way they live , and their ministry spirit.

Describe the students at your school.

Lots of the students are Born Again, Christians, and show this in the way they live , and their ministry spirit.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is known for its integrity. They are associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. They are known throught out the world for their faith in God. In Febuary 2008, a tornator destroyed a major part of the campus. Everyone, both here and abroad, came together to worship God and praise Him for no deaths. Over 1200 people were on campus at that time, some of them buried under the rubble. Nine people were injured serious enough to be hospitilized with 53 treated and sent home. Now it is the Fall Semister, 2008. Most of the rebuild is finished.!

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

Parents, start a college fund early in life. Look into colleges, and financial sources, as early as the tenth grade. Careful financial and scholastic consideration should be given to junior college vs. four year college for your first two years. If you are limited in finances; you may want to take online courses or live at home to cut down on housing expense. Financial Aid papers should be filled out and turned in before the deadline. You should do this even though you may not qualify. You should seek scholarships first locally, using counselor, friends, the library, college information, and the internet, as sources. Check out student loans available. Set up a budget and stay as close to it as possible. Talk to your older friends about their financial experiences. Stay away from credit cards. You should select a college that has the best program for the major you are considering. If possible, you should have an idea of that major before finializing your choice. You may be wasting time and money if you don't, Do not put all your apples in one basket, apply to a number of colleges.

James
Describe the students at your school.

For the most part, my classmates are upper middle class christian young adults that are academically driven.

Describe the students at your school.

For the most part, my classmates are upper middle class christian young adults that are academically driven.

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

My advice to parents and students who are looking for the right college is access what you really want out of the college experience. Parents should make a list of things they want for their student and the student should make a list of what he/she wants to gain from the experience. They should rate the importance of each item and then compare and discuss their lists. They should then come up with a list that everyone agrees are the most important things to be gained. Then search for the school that is most likely to meet their needs and desires. Contact colleges to arrange a visit and take along your list of expectations. Make sure to ask about each item while visiting campus. When parents and student feel they have found a good fit, parents should encourage their student to embrace the experience. At this point, parents need to take a back seat. They should allow their student to fully engage by encouraging their student to take part in as much as is available on their campus to help with the transition. The college experience is one thing that truly is what you make of it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school are those who are academically driven, success oriented, friendly, and looking for a small school with a christian worldview.

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

Union University is an incredible university filled with opportunity for higher learning in a friendly, Christ-centered atmos...

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

Union University is an incredible university filled with opportunity for higher learning in a friendly, Christ-centered atmosphere and I cannot even begin to imagine where I would be personally without the amazing faculty and students that surround me in my pursuit for knowledge.

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

Choosing a college is one of the most difficult decisions one will make during their entire lives. Many universities throughout the United States are fine institutions, and personally I do not think there is the one 'right college' just for you and stressing will not help anything. I would look at many different schools, visit them, and learn as much as you can about everything such as campus life, academics, extra-curricular activities, etc. Parents: do not push your student into a hasty decision or force them to go somewhere. Be completely supportive no matter what they decide because even though you will most likely be paying for it, this is their choice and they alone can make it. In order to make the most of your college experience, get involved! Getting to know students and faculty is a key component to making your college career an incredible, lasting experience. Get involved in whatever you're interested in whether it be intramurals, academic clubs, social clubs, anything. By doing this, you will make friends that you will have your entire life and it will enhance your learning experience. Do not be afraid to ask questions!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anybody searching for answers in life or looking to further their learning with some of the leading experts on their subjects should attend Union. People who go into college looking for parties and eays classes should not but to those who are looking to fulfill their ambitions and make lifelong friends, Union would definitely be a great choice.

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

Small, friendly, and academically focused.

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

Small, friendly, and academically focused.

Describe the students at your school.

Some are friendly, some are stand-offish and stuck up, and some are just awesome.

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

Private education is a lot better then public - worth the cost if you'll work hard, not worth it if you just want to coast through life.

Dwight
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates tend to be extremely conservative Christians who are nonetheless fairly nice people.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates tend to be extremely conservative Christians who are nonetheless fairly nice people.

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

I would tell future students to make sure that the campus offers plenty of diversity, something my school doesn't offer. I would also make sure that they would make sure to look for a school in a setting that fits them. I chose a school in a small town when I am better suited to attend a school in a city with many cultural sites such as art museums and concert halls. The size of the school is extremely important as well.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

the Conservative/Republican Christian atmosphere tends to create a close-minded attitude to other religions, sexual orientations, and political ideals.

Mollie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmmates are definitely not my favorite thing about Union University. Some of them seem to be in their own little worl...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmmates are definitely not my favorite thing about Union University. Some of them seem to be in their own little world, not realizing that not everyone is Christians.

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

I would tell students to be careful to decide what they want in a college. Then, when they find that college not to let social life take over to the point where they neglet their studies.

What's unique about your campus?

I believe the faculty is the best thing about my school. They seem to really want to see students succeed.

Jacob
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates/friends are enthusiastic about their studies as well as love to have to a good time outside of the classroom.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates/friends are enthusiastic about their studies as well as love to have to a good time outside of the classroom.

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

I would definitely tell students and parents to look as many places as you can, and once you have narrowed down your choices, go and visit the schools. Your first impression of a campus is usually correct, so if you don't like it when you go and visit, then you probably won't like it later on! One final word of advice that I would give to students is to apply for as many scholarships as possible! If you qualify for it...apply for it! In regards to making the most of your college experience, make sure you get out and meet new people, but don't let your social life become more important than your studies. It is a balancing act, but if you can accomplish it...then you will enjoy college so much no matter where you go!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't want to learn and just go to college to get away from the parents and party should not go to Union. People who do not want religion brought into the classroom should not come here because we like to incorporate Christ in everything that we do on campus, and we don't apologize for that! If you want to stay cooped up in your room, this is not the place to go.

Katie
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The community of students and professors are very close. There are a variety of minitries to get involved in and make a diff...

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

The community of students and professors are very close. There are a variety of minitries to get involved in and make a difference in the community and on campus.

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

Make sure you visit the campus and ask a lot of questions while you are there from financial aid to food plans. Meet students who are already there and professors and see how welcoming they are to visitors. Also, go into a couple of classes and see what you have to look forward to. This will help prepare you for what is to come and you can feel more confident as an incoming freshman. Also, read a lot of reviews about the school... not just the school's website, because they will only put the positive on there, but look into what others have said about the school to see if they are reputible and trustworthy. You will be spending the next 4 years of your life here, so make sure you're setting yourself up to have a good 4 years that fly by!

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

The food plan and the cost of the food plan.

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

Union is amazing. However, it costs so much to go here that it cripples your supposedly "bright" future....

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

Union is amazing. However, it costs so much to go here that it cripples your supposedly "bright" future....

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

It is so important to find the right college and make the most of your experience. The best way to do this is to explore your options. Be sure to gather the needed information to make a wise choice. Consider the campus living situation, financial aid, on-campus extracurricular activities, and the classes for your chosen major. It's important to go with what you want since you will be the one living there. Making the most of your college experience demands a good attitude. One willing to put themselves out there will come away with more than one who will not. Try new things! Expand your horizon with new activities and new experiences.

What's unique about your campus?

The community you feel there.

Natasha
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This is a Christian University and many students from all over the US and overseas come here for the specialized training the...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This is a Christian University and many students from all over the US and overseas come here for the specialized training they can receive. After the tornadoes hit, most people who had never heard of Union University saw what a great supporting school it was. We are now known for our indurance, faith and courage. Fall semister we move into new dorms and other buildings that were destroyed. We have a strong, faith based school. Many missionaries went to this college.

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

My advice would be to decide on a major before choosing your college, if it is possible. If not ,it will be more expensive. Decide where you will get the best education for the major you choose. Don't put all your apples in one basket, as my Granny told me. Apply to all the schools you want to attend and accept the one most best suited for your plans. Make plans for the financial expenses, for they are high and increasing every year. If you will need to get financial aid get all your information together before you start entering. Researce student loans for the best interest rate and payback schedules. Visit the colleges and talk to the advisors and students. Plan carefullly to budget your money. Use your high school advisor, local libary, school libary, newspapers, and the internet for a source of scholarships. Contact your college for scholarships from them. Don't wait until the dead line to enter for scholarships. Be very careful to be accurate and answer every question. Pre-write essays that are proofed by someone before you enter. Do the very best you can, putting as much time as possible on each application.

What's unique about your campus?

It is a Christian based college and a large amount of students and the professers are Christians. That is why I chose to go there although the tution is higher than some other colleges. I am solely responsible for my own financial expenses as my family can not help me. This has been a challenge. I met a friend for life the very fist day. The third day of school last Febuary, tornadoes hit our school and completely destroyed the student housing. In all the destruction I found that the faith of the students was mega. Everone pulls together.

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