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Union College Student Life

Union College is on a 100-acre campus in an urban setting in Schenectady, New York. Union College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Union College also has fraternities and sororities.

Union College has a thriving U-Program (Programming Board). In fact, more students participate in U-Program (Programming Board) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Union College include speaker& open forum, student newspaper, Concert Committee and ski club.

The Union College community comes together each year for Spring Fest, large scale lectures and large concerts.

Union College Housing

Union College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Union College students live on campus. In 2021, 72% of undergrads at Union College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 28% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Union College. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Union College offers coed housing.

Union College Athletics

At Union College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Union College:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Crew NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ice Hockey Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is Union College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Union College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Union College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Union College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Union College has awareness programs, bicycle patrol, shuttle service.

Plan a Visit to Union College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Union College, take Interstate 90 to Schenectady, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Albany County airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Union College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Union College Students

47%

Women

53%

Men

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

35%

In State

65%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

68%

10%

8%

6%

5%

3%

0.20%

Undergraduate Students

2,046

Non-Resident / International Students

164

Union College Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,046

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

41%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$61,659

Out-of-State

$61,659

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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