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IPEDS ID: 196866
OPE ID: 00288900
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Union College
807 Union St, Schenectady, New York 12308-2311
General information:  (518) 388-6000
Website:  www.union.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,246 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
8%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty21235
Instructional21235
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$42,042$43,602$45,219$46,7853.5%
Books and supplies$485$532$542$1,500176.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,287$10,671$11,070$11,4633.6%
Other$1,136$1,245$1,269$402-68.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other-$3,107$3,157$2,310-26.8%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$53,950$56,050$58,100$60,1503.5%
Off Campus with Family$42,527$47,241$48,918$50,5953.4%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid148081%————
Grant or scholarship aid45577%$10,561,125$23,211
Federal grants8114%$452,550$5,587
Pell grants8114%$374,450$4,623
Other federal grants8114%$78,100$964
State/local government grant or scholarships8014%$282,247$3,528
Institutional grants or scholarships44675%$9,826,328$22,032
Student loan aid35460%$1,975,106$5,579
Federal student loans35159%$1,356,033$3,863
Other student loans6611%$619,073$9,380
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,63273%$43,449,897$26,624
Pell grants34916%$1,514,354$4,339
Federal student loans1,28257%$7,125,548$5,558
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$27,003$32,535$34,828
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,715$10,151$12,111
$30,001 – $48,000$13,155$16,875$14,676
$48,001 – $75,000$19,560$26,530$25,305
$75,001 – $110,000$21,855$27,259$26,505
$110,001 and more$37,490$40,916$42,179
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,246
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment23
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 54%
Female: 46%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 34%
Out-of-state: 59%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,7253,0272,698
Percent admitted37%36%39%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%27%26%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT25045%
ACT12522%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading590680
SAT Math630720
SAT Writing590690
ACT Composite2831
ACT English2632
ACT Math2732
  • Testing is required for applicants to combined programs and home-school students and is recommended for international applicants.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 92%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 91 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 88%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 78%
6-year: 86%
8-year: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 86%
Female: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 67%
Asian: 87%
Black or African American: 87%
Hispanic/Latino: 82%
White: 88%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies0
American/United States Studies/Civilization6
Asian Studies/Civilization1
Latin American and Caribbean Studies3
Category total10
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other16
Biology/Biological Sciences, General32
Neuroscience24
Category total80
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General5
Information Science/Studies0
Category total5
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering6
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10
Mechanical Engineering31
Category total47
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General22
Category total22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General8
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0
French Language and Literature7
German Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature5
Category total20
History
History, General31
Category total31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies6
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies28
Category total34
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General11
Category total11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences2
Category total2
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3
Religion/Religious Studies2
Category total5
Physical Sciences
Astronomy0
Chemistry, General2
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other3
Geology/Earth Science, General5
Physical Sciences, Other12
Physics, General6
Category total28
Psychology
Psychology, General62
Category total62
Social Sciences
Anthropology6
Economics, General61
Political Science and Government, General31
Social Sciences, General7
Sociology17
Category total122
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General9
Category total9
Grand total488
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined7843
Baseball30
Basketball1518
Field Hockey25
Football102
Golf7
Ice Hockey2724
Lacrosse3927
Rowing3437
Soccer3427
Softball14
Swimming and Diving2012
Tennis1012
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery101
Aggravated assault001
Burglary23619
Motor vehicle theft101
Arson000
  • Motor Vehicle Theft was a campus golf cart which was later located on the grounds. Student were operating and accountable.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary23615
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate2.5%3.3%
Number in default89
Number in repayment319271
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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