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Union College (NY) Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 27 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $73,604)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,334)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 53 45 - -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 14 18 - Yes
Field Hockey - 20 - Yes
Football 99 - - -
Ice Hockey 28 23 Yes -
Lacrosse 38 22 - Yes
Rowing 22 27 - -
Soccer 33 31 - Yes
Softball - 14 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 21 18 - -
Tennis 9 10 - Yes
Volleyball - 18 - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Golf - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - - Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.8%
Hispanic 4.6%
Non-resident alien 3.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.6%
Two or more races 1.6%
White/non-Hispanic 76.8%
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 25

Notable Alumni

  • Chester A. Arthur
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jordan from Ballston Spa, NY
  • 4
  • Residence halls are pretty standard at every school, and Union is no exception. The dorms are well equipped, bathrooms on each floor, laundry facilities, common space to hang out,…

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  • Raquel from Schenectady, NY
  • 5
  • You'll LOVE dorm life. It's exciting and you're with so many people. It's like a perpetual slumber party. The rooms are pretty roomy and it's overall comfortable to live there,…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • lily from pittburgh, pa
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i didn't get a chance to eat on campus, but the off campus dining options were pretty good.

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  • 5
  • Scott from Wells, ME
  • I am a current student here

    I love the food. The standard dining hall fare is better and has more variety when compared to other schools, but the specialty options are what set Union apart. The UShi bar is a sushi bar located in Reamer campus center and they make sushi fresh every weekday. The Rathskellar is a little underground grill the serves the best milkshakes in the world. 03 is my personal favorite and they only use local organic food in all of their dishes. I couldnâ??t be happier with Unionâ??s food situation.

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  • 4
  • Jordan from Ballston Spa, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Of course the food in the dining halls can get a little repetitive, but there are many dining options at Union that make finding something you like really simple. Whether you get creative in the dining halls or use your declining balance (a part of the meal plan that functions almost like cash) at another vendor on campus, there's always something that will fit your interests and if you really can't find anything the Dining Services team will do what they can to accommodate your needs!

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  • 3
  • Raquel from Schenectady, NY
  • I am a current student here

    The food is good quality and it tastes good usually, but you start getting sick of it really easily. Not very many options unfortunately. At least there's alot of take-out around... The meal plan is very straight forward though, which is nice.

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  • 3
  • Jessica from Fiskdale, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is good, there just aren't many choices. West dining hall's food isn't the best but we just got a sushi bar and we also have an organic cafe which is great.

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  • 5
  • Britt from Albany, NY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    When I visited, I ate in the upperclassmen dining hall. The food was SO delicious and much better than some of the other food I've eaten at other colleges. I'm not sure about the freshmen dining hall but if it was anything like the upperclassmen, it's amazing.

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  • 5
  • zoli
  • I am a current student here

    The people who work in the food service try really hard to make food that you need, especially if you have specific diet needs.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jordan from Ballston Spa, NY
  • I am a current student here

    The first fraternities in the country were founded on Union's campus, so Greek life is prevalent here at Union, but doesn't overpower the campus. Students cannot pledge a Greek house until their sophomore year so they can take their first year to get involved in other things and see what their interests are. The Greek houses also make an effort to work in collaboration with the college, other clubs and groups, and the independent student community, so there's a good mix between the Greek and non-Greek students on campus.

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  • 0
  • Raquel from Schenectady, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is huge here and they really have cracked down on hazing. It's amazing to see how strong the bonds are between frats and sororities. I'm actually inspired maybe sign up next year.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Fiskdale, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Is a significant part of the school. Not everyone is involved in it but the ones who are say they love it! You can't join until your sophomore year so first years have a year to kind of see what its about

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  • 0
  • Britt from Albany, NY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I don't know much about Greek life but I'd be willing to check it out. It seems like a fun and interesting opportunity to get to know people and make friends outside of my respective major.

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  • 0
  • Hannah from Lyme, NH
  • I am a current student here

    strong greek life and they are pretty dominant, but I know plenty of non-Greeks that have just as much fun and are just as awesome.

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  • 0
  • Martha from Pasadena, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Good! Although we are a liberal arts college we have sororities and fraternities including multicultural and divine nine

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