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Union College Admission Requirements

Lincoln, Nebraska

Chances of getting into Union College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
96.1%
Admission Difficulty for Union College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Union College and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 659 out of 686 applicants were admitted making Union College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. Union College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Union College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Union College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1060

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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Union College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >98%
1055 to 1130 Avg + 96%-98%
980 to 1055 Avg - 93%-96%
905 to 980 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 905 Low <89%
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Union College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Nebraska for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Union College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Union College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >98%
21 to 24 Avg + 96%-98%
18 to 21 Avg - 93%-96%
15 to 18 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 15 Low <89%
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Union College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Union College?

Applicants require 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 #12 in Nebraska for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Union College accepts 96% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Union College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Union College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 415 270 686
Accepted 404 254 659
Acceptance Rate 97% 94% 96%
Enrolled 89 66 155
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 26% 24%

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

Does Union College prefer SAT or ACT?

21% of students submit their SAT scores to Union College. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Union College?

96% of those who apply are granted admission to Union College. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Union College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1130. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Union College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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