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Union College is a four-year, private, Methodist college located in Barbourville, Kentucky. It was established in 1879, and is set on a large campus of 110 acres. Undergraduate degrees and majors, bachelor's degrees, and pre-professional programs are offered to students at Union College. The study areas in which degrees are offered include social sciences, natural sciences, languages, business, performing arts, psychology, and education.

Union College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Appalachian Athletic Conference, and the Mid-South Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs, and they participate in basketball, cross country, swimming, tennis, track and field, golf, and cycling. Financial assistance is provided to deserving students at Union College. Academic and athletic scholarships, grants, and private loans are some ways through which students can obtain financial aid.

Profile of Union College

Students attend Union College in Barbourville, KY, a self-contained town. The school is proud of its United Methodist status. Union College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Union College has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in education and teaching.

Union College Selectivity

Union College is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 360. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 360 and 500.


Union College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 1, 368 students at the school .

Student Life

Union College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Union College values student athletics, and belongs to the Appalachian Athletic Conference and Mid-South Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Union College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching275secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, special ed, middle school teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, education, health teaching, . . .
Business and Management15business management, accounting
Liberal Arts14sociology, history, English
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counselling8psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management
Computer Science and Engineering2computer programming
Media2communication studies
Science1biology, chemistry
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Religion and Philosophy0religion

Contact: Union College

Union College

310 College St

Barbourville, KY 40906-1499

General Phone: (606) 546-4151


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