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Lincoln, Nebraska

Union College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Union College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.9%
Admission Difficulty for Union College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Union College and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 943 out of 1,573 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Union College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Union College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
22%
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Union College typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score. 22 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Union College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >72%
1130 to 1220 Avg + 60%-72%
1040 to 1130 Avg - 47%-60%
950 to 1040 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 950 Low <34%
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Union College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Nebraska for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 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
26 and Above Good >73%
22 to 26 Avg + 60%-73%
19 to 22 Avg - 49%-60%
16 to 19 Reach 38%-49%
Less than 16 Low <38%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
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 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Nebraska 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 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Union College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 11% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

58% of Union College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Union College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 21%
Top 50% of class 58%
Bottom 50% of class 42%
Bottom 25% of class 19%

Admission Statistics

Union College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 918 655 1,573
Accepted 572 371 943
Acceptance Rate 62% 57% 60%
Enrolled 81 76 157
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 20% 17%

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 Required
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=181738 IPEDS survey data for Union College.