Union Theological Seminary

Overview of Union Theological Seminary

New York, NY is home to Union Theological Seminary. New York is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Union Theological Seminary go up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in religion and philosophy.

Union Theological Seminary Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Union Theological Seminary has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

Union Theological Seminary has 271 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Union Theological Seminary has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Union Theological Seminary, an independent, multi-denominational seminary in the City of New York, derives from a Christian heritage that is at once progressive and evangelistic: to educate leaders for ministry in churches and related organizations, to extend the work of social justice and to enrich the academy through teaching and research."

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Contacting Union Theological Seminary

Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway
New York , NY 10027-5792
General Phone: (212) 662-7100

Union Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy97theology, ministry

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree241
Post-master's certificate111
Doctor's degree41
First-professional degree581

Union Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Union Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 271 students (87 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 39%
First Professional 61%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 20%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 18%
25-29 24%
30-34 17%
35-39 13%
40-49 15%
50-64 13%
65+ 1%

Union Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Union Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 174 of its 87 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Union Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 7,900

Financial Aid:
Union Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 289000)

Union Theological Seminary Faculty

Union Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$85,5746$69,618
Associate professoracademic year0*1*
Assistant professoracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year9$79,3998$64,920

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

Union Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Theology/Theological Studies

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Union Theological Seminary Highlights

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What Sets Union Theological Seminary Apart:

% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 6%Union Theological Seminary Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students 40 years or older
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Top 8%Union Theological Seminary % students 40 years or older
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Top 13%Union Theological Seminary Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 19%Union Theological Seminary Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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