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 1810 to 2090, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 28 to 31. 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 26% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at union.edu.

Overall Union College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Union College was reported as 37.3% in Fall 2013 with over 5,730 college 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

  • SAT Scores: 1810 - 2090
  • ACT Scores: 28 - 31
  • 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Union College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 41.1%
  • 2010-2011: 42.3%
  • 2011-2012: 42.7%
  • 2012-2013: 38.2%
  • 2013-2014: 37.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 39.3%

How Does Union College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Union College is forty-nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Siena College68.1%
Maria College of Albany16.0%
The Sage Colleges56.6%
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences63.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Union College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 680
Math630 - 720
Writing590 - 690
Total Score1810 - 2090
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 32
Math27 - 32
Composite Score28 - 31
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