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Union College, established in 1795, is a private college of liberal arts and is located in Schenectady, New York. The campus of the college is spread across an area of 100 acres. The college offers more than 900 courses in the humanities, engineering, sciences, and the social sciences. There are over 15 academic departments. Union College also indulges itself in a number of special programs like Undergraduate Research program and the Ethics Across the Curriculum. Opportunities of studying abroad are also given to the students.

Union College’s athletics department sponsors several sports teams. The sports teams are nicknamed as the Dutchmen and Dutchwomen. They compete in the Liberty League for sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and ice hockey.

Profile of Union College

Students attend Union College in Schenectady, NY, a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Union College degrees go up to the Bachelor s degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering, mathematics, science, and liberal arts.

Union College Selectivity

Union College is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that the school only let in 43% of those who applied in 2007.


Union College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Union College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

There are 2,177 students at the school .

Student Life

Union College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Union College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association.

Union College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts269political science, economics, history, liberal arts and sciences, English, foreign language and literature, sociology, social services, . . .
Science81biology, biological and biomedical sciences, physics, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, biological and physical sciences, astronomy
Therapy and Counseling55psychology
Engineering52mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering
Fine Arts 14fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering 5computer and info science, information science
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Business and Management0managerial economics

Contact: Union College

Union College

807 Union St

Schenectady, NY 12308-2311

General Phone: (518) 388-6000


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