U
#11 Best Private Colleges in New York

Union College Admission Requirements

Schenectady, New York

 1 Reviews

Chances of getting into Union College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
41%
Admission Difficulty for Union College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Union College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Union College is 41%.  It ranks #0 in New York 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, 3,145 out of 7,622 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent (SAT 1210/1400 ACT 28/33). Union College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Union College application fee is $60 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Union College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Union College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1210-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1310

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Union College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1110. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. Union College ranks #0 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Find other colleges with similar SAT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Union College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1400 and Above Good >57%
1305 to 1400 Avg + 41%-57%
1210 to 1305 Avg - 27%-41%
1115 to 1210 Reach 16%-27%
Less than 1115 Low <16%
Calculate My Chances 
Connect with Union College

Engage with counselors on a personal level to demonstrate your interest in their school and get answers to all of your admissions-related questions.

Sponsored by CollegeVine

Union College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
28-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 30

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 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #0 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Union College.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

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 
33 and Above Good >60%
30 to 33 Avg + 41%-60%
28 to 30 Avg - 29%-41%
26 to 28 Reach 20%-29%
Less than 26 Low <20%
Calculate My Chances 

Union College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.5
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Union College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Union College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Union College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Union College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

Explore more colleges with similar GPA requirements

High School GPA's for admitted Union College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 9.66% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.24% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.67% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 18.45% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 18.03% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.16% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.79% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Other Colleges to Consider 

High School Class Rank

58% of Union College freshman were in the top ten percent 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 58%
Top 25% of class 81%
Top 50% of class 95%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Union College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,644 3,978 7,622
Accepted 1,470 1,675 3,145
Acceptance Rate 40% 42% 41%
Enrolled 198 268 466
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
46

Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Union College is $60.

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 Considered but not 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 No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196866 IPEDS survey data for Union College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Union College?

41% of those who apply are granted admission to Union College. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional 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 1210 and 1400. 0% 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 28 and 33. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.