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Study at Union University

Union University is a four-year institution located in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. It was established in 1823 as Jackson Male Academy. The main campus spreads across an area of more than 280 acres. It includes a 2, 200 seat gymnasium, a swimming pool, and wellness center. The university also has additional campuses in Germantown, Tennessee, Hendersonville, and Tennessee.

Union University's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, volleyball, and soccer. They also have a cheerleading team. Their teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. They compete in the NAIA and TranSouth Conference. The campus is also home to a wide variety of student clubs and organizations.

Profile of Union University

Union University is in a small city, in Jackson, TN. The school has a Southern Baptist religious affiliation. Union University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There is a relatively broad range of courses and programs available at Union University. The most common major fields study at the school include education and teaching and nursing and emergency medicine.

Union University Selectivity

Union University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 520 to 680 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 510 and 640.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Union University does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Union University, in 2007, had 3, 235 students (2, 746 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at the school attend full-time. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at the school belong to the TranSouth Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Union University provides Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society. "

Union University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching314education, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, ESL instruction, special ed, science teaching, . . .
Business and Management135business management, marketing, accounting, managerial economics, international business
Liberal Arts108interdisciplinary studies, diversity studies, history, Biblical languages, English, political science, Spanish language, social services, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine88various nursing, registered nursing, clinical nurse specialist, nursing administration
Religion and Philosophy46Christian studies, ethics, philosophy and religious studies, youth ministry, religious music, religion, theology and religious vocations, theology
Therapy and Counselling19psychology
Science19biology, chemistry, physics, call and molecular biology, zoology, chemical physics
Family and Social Work17social work, work and family studies
Computer Science and Engineering16web design, computer science
Media12public relations and advertising, journalism, broadcast journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Music6music, music theory and composition, music performance
Fine Arts6fine arts
Engineering3mechanical engineering, electrical engineering

Contact: Union University

Union University

1050 Union University Dr

Jackson, TN 38305-3697

General Phone: (731) 668-1818


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