Private 4 Year

Union College

Barbourville, Kentucky

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Union College overview
Location Barbourville, Kentucky
Online unionky.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Union College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Union College is a private institution founded in 1879, nestled in the small town of Barbourville, Kentucky, approximately 20 miles from Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The college, true to its Appalachian roots, boasts a scenic campus characterized by modest yet functional architecture set amidst the rolling hills and natural beauty of the region. Union College offers a variety of academic programs with particular emphasis on majors in business, nursing, and education. It has an open admissions policy, making it accessible to a broad range of applicants. The campus includes facilities for on-campus living, providing residential halls for students who opt to immerse themselves in the college's academic environment. Although the college is less noted for its athletic prowess, it provides an array of sports activities and teams, known as the Union Bulldogs, for student participation and development.

In the most recent statistical year 1,142 prospective students applied, and 610 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 200 enrolled in the school.  792 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 178 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $28,737 plus fees of $2,209.












Union College is rated within the lower 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 955/1148
ACT 16/22
GPA 3.15

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Union College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,209
Room and Board $8,261
Budget for Other Expenses$4,100
Total One Year Cost$44,807

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$34,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

32% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Union College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Education 24%
Psychology 14%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 10%
Social Sciences 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157863 IPEDS survey data for Union College.

Current students may use the Union College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.