Union College by the numbers

Photo of four students outside.

Strengthened by diversity

#1

Union College is the most ethnically diverse institution in our category (Midwestern regional colleges) according to U.S. News.

886

... 2014-2015 enrollment

  • 797 undergraduate students
  • 89 graduate students

16-66

... age range of our students.

The average undergraduate age is 21

95%

... proportion of full-time undergraduate students

39:61

... the ratio of male:female students

29

countries represented by our student body

46

different states our students call "home."

11,049

living alumni in 50 states and 49 countries.

$4,598,737

... the total voluntary support Union received during the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Union's percentage of alumni giving is the highest of any Adventist college or university.

Affordable value

$20,132

... undergraduate tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year

$27,600

... the estimated total cost of attending during the 2014-2015 academic year, including tuition, room, board and fees.

Find out more about costs here.

$30,250

... the nine-semester total of the current top scholarship available. Learn more about scholarships here.

New scholarships will be announced in February 2015.

98.5%

of students receive institutional scholarships and grants.

Learn more about scholarships here.

443

students work in on-campus jobs.

Find out more about student employment.

2.7%

... the student loan default rate for Union College alumni, far below the national average of 14.7%—a key indicator of financial success and stable employment

26%

of the total cost of a Union College education is payed for through donations from alumni and other supporters

Quality academics

"Top-tier"

... our designation from U.S. News and World Report. Union is ranked #49 in our category by the publication. This is the ninth year in a row we have recieved the "Best Colleges" designation.

50+

majors, minors and emphases offered in 27 fields of study

15.8

... the average class size. 71.5% of classes have fewer than 20 students. Only 3% of classes have more than 50 students.

10:1

... the ratio of students:teachers. At Union, your teachers will know you by name and give you the personal and personalized education that will help you succeed.

50%

... the percentage of teachers with doctoral/terminal degrees

168,000

ebooks are available online through Union's Crandall Library in addition to thousands of physical books

6

computer laboratories on campus (and printing is even free!)

20

scientific laboratories for student research

 

An out-of-classroom experience

21

student-run clubs and organizations

100%

... the percentage of weekends during the academic year with social activities planned by students for students

22

students are volunteering this academic year in a foreign country

16

students are studying overseas this year through Adventist Colleges Abroad

70%

of students live on-campus

4

varsity athletics teams: men's basketball, women's basketball, men's golf and women's volleyball

25

members of Union's acrobatic gymnastics team

6

Intramural sports offered throughout the year

A great place to study

50 acres

... the size of Union's campus in southeastern Lincoln, Nebraska

100+

species of trees on Union's campus which is part of Nebraska's state-wide arboreteum

268,738

... the population of Lincoln according to the 2012 census

11

... public and academic libraries in Lincoln available to Union's students, including the University of Nebraska's Love Library.

500+

restaurants in Lincoln

0.1 miles

... the distance from Union's campus to the nearest coffee shop

131+

miles of bike trails in Lincoln

125

public parks in Lincoln

0.2 miles

... distance from Union's campus to the nearest city park

0.5 miles

... the distance from Union's campus to the nearest lake

Find out more in our 2014-2015 Fact Sheet (PDF).

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