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Founded in 1795, Union College (Schenectady, NY) is among the nation's most distinguished liberal arts colleges. Hallmarks of a Union education include student-faculty collaboration, small classes, top-notch undergraduate research, terms abroad and service and leadership opportunities.

Students explore academic fields through inspired combinations of study in 43 majors and 57 minors. Union’s interdisciplinary approach integrates humanities and social sciences with science and engineering, emphasizing hands-on experience.

The approximately 2,200 full-time undergraduates come from 37 states and 37 countries; 19% are from diverse backgrounds. The average introductory class has 18 students; the average upper level class, 15. The student-faculty ratio is 10:1, with no teaching assistants. Union offers B.A. and B.S. degrees, and joint programs in business and management, education, law and public policy, and medicine.

Students participate in 100 clubs, 13 theme houses, 30 volunteer programs, 10 residential Greek organizations, 26 varsity intercollegiate sports and 55 intramural and club sports. All students belong to one of seven Minerva Houses, part of a unique program encouraging leadership and interaction with faculty.

Union's beautiful, historic campus is located on 100 acres in New York's Capital Region, an area rich with internship and job opportunities in government, health care and technology.

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