Union was the nation’s first college to integrate engineering into a liberal arts curriculum. Today we are one of the few leading the way in the intersection of disciplines, finding the connections between our 57 majors and minors.

Get ready to think beyond mere majors. Union’s academic ecosystem pushes you to study everything that captures your interest. Exploring the overlap between subjects such as chemistry and history makes Union students stronger problem-solvers and creative thinkers.

Union College, chartered by the state of New York in 1795, is one of America’s oldest and most distinguished liberal arts colleges offering undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in which students may choose to double major; combine majors and minors; or pursue interdepartmental and multidisciplinary programs, such as ethnic and cultural studies.

Ranked in the top 25 ABET certified undergraduate programs in Engineering and top 5 STEM schools for women, Union has led the way for hands on research at the undergraduate level.

A private, residential college located in Schenectady, New York, our 2,200 full-time undergraduates come from 39 U.S. states and 37 countries; 16% are from international backgrounds.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Schenectady, New York
  • Campus setting: Small City
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 37%
  • Average ACT range: 29-32
  • Average SAT range: 1270-1430 (without writing included)
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Area Studies; Art History; Fine Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geology; History; Humanities; Modern Languages; Liberal Arts; Literature; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Policy; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Minors: Biochemistry, Classics Please eliminate Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Public Policy
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.union.edu/academic/majors-minors/


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Additional financial aid information: We will meet 100% of the demonstrated need of all students who are offered admission to Union College 
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $66,600


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: Liberty League
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Golf; Men's ECAC Ice Hockey; Women's ECAC Ice Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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