If you are applying to Union College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $60.
Students who apply to Union College for fall should anticipate a decision by April 1.
Here's an overiew of some of Union College's admissions stats.
|Union College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||57%|
|Mean SAT Score||1380|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||89%|
These are the application deadlines for Union College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 8|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 21|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 15||April 1|
Union College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 8.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Union College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 21.
The early decision acceptance rate at Union College is 61%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 47%.
Union College accepts about 62% of early action applicants and 47% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Union College admitted 176 of the 289 students who applied early decision. Last year, Union College admitted 1,632 of the 2,62 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early in hopes that it will boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Union College is very difficult. Union College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Union College accepted 47% of all applicants, around 3,513 from 7,470 applicants.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Union College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
For applicants who are not residents of New York, getting into Union College is very difficult.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Union College waitlisted 541 students and 218 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 15 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Union College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Union College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Union College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Union College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Union College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 31% submitted a class rank. At Union College 57% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 86% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
At Union College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||22.83%|
|3.50 and 3.74||23.01%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13.1%|
|2.50 and 2.9||10.09%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.06%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Union College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Union College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Union College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 89% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Union College applicants, you should strive to score between 1270 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Union College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1270, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Union College student is 1380.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Union College students scored 740 or higher and 75% of students scored 630 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Union College students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 630 or higher.
To be most competitive at Union College, you should strive to earn between 28 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Union College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Union College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.
Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.
For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Union College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Union College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Union College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Union College.
Does Union College accept transfer credits?
✅ Union College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Union College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Union College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Union College?
❌ No, Union College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Union College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Union College is 47%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Union College?
✅ Union College's early decision acceptance rate was 61% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Union College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Union College was 62% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Union College? Union College is a very selective institution. The Union College acceptance rate is 47%. This means that the institution accepts 47 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Union College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Union College is Apr 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
32 and Above
28 to 32
28 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Union College is 31. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Union College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1450 and Above
1270 to 1450
1270 and Less
The median SAT score for Union College students is 1380. Applicants with SAT scores of 1450 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Union College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1270 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1270 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Union College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Union College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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