Union College

Union College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Union College was founded in 1795 and was the first college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. It was the first college to be established outside of New England, and its founders were dedicated to providing a quality education to students regardless of their religion or social class. The college’s mission has remained largely unchanged since its founding, with a focus on creating a challenging and supportive learning environment for students.

Over the course of its history, Union College has grown from its original three buildings to include over 30 buildings, including the iconic Nott Memorial. Throughout the 20th century, Union College continued to expand its academic offerings, eventually granting degrees in more than 30 fields of study. In recent years, Union College has seen significant growth in enrollment as well as investments in new facilities and programs. The college now offers more than 50 majors, minors and concentrations as well as dozens of extracurricular activities and student organizations. In addition, Union College has also created several unique programs such as the Global Scholars Program which allows students to study abroad while still earning credits toward their degree. Check searchforpublicschools for a list of public schools in New York by county.

Union College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Union College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Union College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Union College

Union College is a private liberal arts college located in Schenectady, New York. Founded in 1795, it is the oldest non-denominational college in the country and the second-oldest college in New York State. Admissions to Union College are highly competitive with an acceptance rate of just 27%. The average SAT scores of admitted applicants are 1420 and the average ACT score is 32. About 85% of incoming students receive some form of financial aid. The student body is diverse with students originating from 45 states and 35 countries. Union College also has a strong commitment to international education, offering semester abroad programs as well as international internships. The alumni network includes notable figures such as President Chester A Arthur and Nobel Prize winner Robert F Curl Jr.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 42%
Early decision acceptance rate 74%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 40%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 4,946
Female applicants 2,287
Male applicants 2,659
Applicants accepted 2,094
Female applicants accepted 1,022
Male applicants accepted 1,072
Freshman enrollment 554
Female freshman enrollment 264
Male freshman enrollment 290
Early decision applicants 350
Early decision applicants accepted 258
Early decision applicants enrolled 247
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 45%

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 864
Students accepting place on wait list 217
Students accepted from wait list 93

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.8

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 46%
SAT Critical Reading average score 630
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 580-670
SAT Math average score 660
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 610-700
SAT Writing average score 630
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 580-680
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 21%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 27-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 26-30