Union College Lincoln

Union College Lincoln

Union College is a private, liberal arts college located in Schenectady, New York. It was established in 1795 and was the first college to be chartered by the Regents of the State of New York. UC is based on a 100-acre campus and offers undergraduate academic programs in art, science, humanities, engineering and social sciences.

Union College competes in the Liberty League, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the ECAC for hockey. Athletics teams sponsored by UC participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, ice hockey, indoor and outdoor track & field, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, volleyball and tennis. Scholarships, grants, loans and work study plans are available for students who need financial aid.

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Union College
3800 S 48th
Lincoln , NE 68506
General Phone: (402) 486-2600

Union College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology39health service and sciences, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Business and Management32business management, accounting, organizational behavior, international business
Nursing and Emergency Medicine27registered nursing
Education and Teaching22elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, computer teaching, biology teaching, history teaching, education courses
Science12biology, biophysics, chemistry, physics
Liberal Arts12French language, Spanish language, English, English language and literature, general studies, history
Medical Administration10international public health
Media9communication studies
Therapy and Counseling8psychology
Design6graphic design
Family and Social Work6social work
Religion and Philosophy6religion, theology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4health and physical education, exercise science
Music2music, music performance, music pedagogy
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Fine Arts0fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Union College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree16340
Associate's degree84
Master's degree271

Union College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Union College had a total enrollment of 1,009 students (939 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 2%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 30%
20-21 26%
22-24 19%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%
North Dakota1%
North Carolina1%
State unknown1%
South Dakota1%
South Carolina1%
Washington, DC1%
Rhode Island1%

Union College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 33 %

Union College Room and Board (2007)

Union College offers campus housing for 642 of its 939 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Lincoln, Nebraska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nebraska Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Union College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT91%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Union College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,920
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,920
Room and board $ 4,680
Room charge $ 3,210
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,470
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Union College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 256300)

Union College Faculty

Union College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track77
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1210

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$57,7600*
Associate professorcalendar year6$64,6360*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$62,3441*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$53,5773$53,704
Associate professoracademic year11$51,3099$51,256
Assistant professoracademic year3$49,0325$49,034
Instructoracademic year0*1*
Lectureracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year27$51,27619$49,771

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Union College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
International Public Health/International Health

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Physician Assistant

Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Union College Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Union College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Union College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Union College Number of students
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Union College Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in music
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Union College % of degrees in music

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checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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