Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Union College (Schenectady, NY)


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Union College is ranked 48 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 89 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 49%
Applicants who took ACT 26%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+16%
600-69955%
600+71%

SAT Math Score

700+34%
600-69953%
600+87%

ACT Score

30-3659%
24-2938%
24+97%

Students applied5,996
Students admitted2,297
Admission rate38%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate82%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,225
Fees$471
Room and board$12,678
Estimated book expense$1,500
Total cost$65,874

Cost after need-based aid$30,374
Cost after non-need-based aid$56,374

Average debt at graduation$31,820

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$64,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$35,500
Average non-need-based aid$9,500

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,269

Full-Time

Men1,198
Women1,028

Part-Time

Men32
Women11

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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