Chances of getting into Union College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56.3%
Admission Difficulty for Union College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Union College and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 867 out of 1,539 applicants were admitted making Union College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Union College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Union College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1070
Applicants Submitting SAT
14%
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1070
Average SAT Score 1010

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Union College?

Union College typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Union College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >68%
1005 to 1070 Avg + 56%-68%
940 to 1005 Avg - 43%-56%
875 to 940 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 875 Low <31%
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Union College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
85%
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Union College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >71%
20 to 23 Avg + 56%-71%
18 to 20 Avg - 45%-56%
16 to 18 Reach 35%-45%
Less than 16 Low <35%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.25
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Union College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Union College was 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 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 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Union College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Union College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 717 822 1,539
Accepted 432 435 867
Acceptance Rate 60% 53% 56%
Enrolled 92 129 222
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 30% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
66

Applicants have 66 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Union College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Union College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Union College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

56% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1070. 14% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 85% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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