Olin Center (left) and Science and Engineering Center (right) on Union College Campus

Union College

#116, overall score 45.33/100

Fun Fact:

Union holds an annual Lobsterfest every spring. Each student is offered a full lobster (vegetarian options are provided as well).

ACADEMICS Score: 20/30

  • Score: 20/30
  • Acceptance rate: 37%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Israel Studies major: No

FINANCES

  • Tuition: $51,696
  • Room & board costs: $12,678
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $27,200

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Schenactady, N.Y.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,269
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 300
  • Jewish population share: 14%
  • Student origin: 33% in-state/67% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Dutchmen

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 18
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 14.33/40

  • Score: 14.33/40
  • Hillel: Union College Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad at Union
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: SDT
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 3 (1 Orthodox, 1 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Ben Schwartz
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