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Union College New York Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Union College New York? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Union College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Union College New York Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Union College New York was awarded 37 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Union College is ranked #43 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Union College is ranked at #6.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Union College?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Union College New York you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 37%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Union College New York Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Union College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Union College New York is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Union College New York

Freshmen Retention Rate

Union College New York has a freshmen retention rate of 92%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Union College for first-time, full-time students is 82%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  82 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Union College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,197 undergraduates at Union College with 2,195 being full-time and 2 being part-time.

Union College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 87.84 out of 100, Union College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.84 out of 100
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How Much Does Union College New York Cost?

The overall average net price of Union College is $35,005. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Union College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,204 $10,213 $19,309 $30,678 $43,969

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Union College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Union College, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $7,872 a year. That adds up to $31,488 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Union College is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Union College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Union College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $65,400 in their early years. That's great news for Union College students since it is 64% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Union College New York

Union College New York is a private not-for-profit institution located in Schenectady, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Union College New York

Contact details for Union College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308-2311
Phone: 518-388-6000

Union College New York Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 68 $53,400
Mechanical Engineering 57 $62,900
Political Science & Government 42 $32,700
Child Development & Psychology 38 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 30 $35,300
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 29 NA
General Biology 26 $35,000
Biomedical Engineering 26 NA
General English Literature 26 NA
Business/Managerial Economics 17 NA

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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