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Union College Admission Requirements

Schenectady, New York

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Chances of getting into Union College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.9%
Admission Difficulty for Union College
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Union College and can I get accepted? The school has a 43% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,612 out of 6,086 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 very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Union College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Union College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1220-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1320

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 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Union College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >56%
1320 to 1420 Avg + 43%-56%
1220 to 1320 Avg - 31%-43%
1120 to 1220 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1120 Low <21%
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Union College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Union College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Union College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Union College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >59%
29 to 32 Avg + 43%-59%
27 to 29 Avg - 33%-43%
25 to 27 Reach 24%-33%
Less than 25 Low <24%
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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 #46 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?

High School GPA's for admitted Union College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
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 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 79%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Union College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,755 3,331 6,086
Accepted 1,170 1,442 2,612
Acceptance Rate 42% 43% 43%
Enrolled 255 295 550
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 20% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

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 Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
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?

43% of those who apply are granted admission to Union College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high 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 1220 and 1420. 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 27 and 32. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.