Union College

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Union College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Schenectady, NY, a predominately urban area. Union College has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students.

Many of the students admitted to this school had an SAT score in the range of 1220 to 1420, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 27 to 32. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Union College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.55 - 3.78. Roughly 40% of all students which applied were admitted at Union College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 21% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at union.edu.

Overall Union College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Union College was reported as 42.9% in Fall 2020 with over 6,090 applications submitted to Union College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 27 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Union College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Union College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Union College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 36.9%
  • 2017-2018: 37.4%
  • 2018-2019: 38.7%
  • 2019-2020: 42.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 37.1%

How Does Union College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Union College is thirty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Siena College81.1%
Maria College of Albany44.4%
The Sage Colleges85.0%
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences71.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Union College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 680
Math620 - 740
Total Score1220 - 1420
ACT®Score Range
English27 - 35
Math26 - 31
Composite Score27 - 32
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