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Union College

Barbourville, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate55%
Acceptance Rate55%

About Union College

Union College Overview

Union College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Barbourville, KY. Union College was founded in 1879 and enrolls 945 undergrads and no graduate students. Union College offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Union College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Union College's theater groups.

Union College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Union College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Union College on the Student Life page.

2022 Union College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 55%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%
Tuition $28,737
Percent of Need Met 58%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $23,286

Is Union College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Union College offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

Union College Acceptance Rate 2022

Union College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Union College is 55%. Last year, 1,357 students applied to Union College and 742 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Union College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Union College, around 63% return for the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Union College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Union College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Union College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Union College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Union College's endowment was valued at $22.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Union College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Union College meets 58% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Union College full-time are awarded $23,286 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Union College.

Based on this information, does Union College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Union College a good school for you?

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Where is Union College?

Union College is located in the small town setting of Barbourville, KY.

If you want to see Union College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Barbourville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Blue Grass Airport (Lexington, KY).

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Union College and Barbourville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

310 College Street Barbourville, KY 40906-1499

Campus Setting: Small Town

Union College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Union College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Union College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Union College ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Union College SAT Scores


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Union College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Union College is like? There are approximately 945 students enrolled at Union College. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 55% percent are from KY and 45% percent of students are from other states.


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