#7 Best Private Colleges in Kentucky

Union College Admission Requirements

Barbourville, Kentucky

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Chances of getting into Union College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Union College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Union College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Union College is 57%.  It ranks #5 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Union College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 716 out of 1,249 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent (SAT 0/0 ACT 17/22). Union College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.15. 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Union College application fee is $10 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Union College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Union College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Union College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Union College?

Admission data indicates that Union College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Union College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Union College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >74%
19 to 22 Avg + 57%-74%
17 to 19 Avg - 44%-57%
15 to 17 Reach 32%-44%
Less than 15 Low <32%
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Union College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Union College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Union College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Union College was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Union College accepts 57% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021


Admission Statistics

Union College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 608 641 1,249
Accepted 363 353 716
Acceptance Rate 60% 55% 57%
Enrolled 86 172 258
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 49% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Union College is $10.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Union College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Union College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Union College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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


Does Union College prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to Union College. 85% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Union College?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Union College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Union College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 85% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.