Union University

1050 Union University Dr, TN 38305, United States
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Overview of Union University

About this school

Union, founded in 1823, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 290-acre campus is located in Jackson, 80 miles west of Memphis.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,581
    • Men:593 (37.5%)
    • Women:988 (62.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Union University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
2
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
5
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1050 Union University Drive
City, State, Zip
Jackson, TN  38305-3697
Phone
(731) 661-5100
Fax
(731) 661-5187
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
-
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 2,634 applicants were admitted
Women
61% of 1,790 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 844 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
344 (22%) of 1,580 admitted students enrolled
Women
226 (21%) of 1,083 admitted students enrolled
Men
118 (24%) of 497 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.76
375 And Above
67%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
598 average |510-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
598 average |560-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
15%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
24%
• Score 24 - 29
48%
• Score 18 - 23
27%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,890 (61.54565868263473%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,200 (19.08682634730539%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,550 (2.9004491017964074%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $8,800 (16.46706586826347%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Union University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003528
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
303 (95.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
256 (84.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
256 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
66 (25.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$30,695
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 227 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,380
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 203 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,732
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 256 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
56 (17.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,168

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,292 (88.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,135 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,135 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
209 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$26,805
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 817 (72.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,434
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 850 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,404
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 957 (84.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
311 (21.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,733

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$39,022
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Twins, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


223

Part-Time Faculty


5

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


79%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 40% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
438,449

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
202
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Union University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


61.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.5%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Community Services
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Pharmacy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, Master of Christian Studies, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Urban Education, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (14)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Higher Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • Social Work

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


67,265

Nearest Metropolitan Area


360 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Memphis

Weather


Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
80 mile(s) from campus in Memphis
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Dyersburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Union University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus ministries, student government association, student activities council, students in free enterprise (sife)

Sororities


30% of women participate

Fraternities


29% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,487

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,581
Women
988
Men
593

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 9.3% Black/African-American
  • 3.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 82.7% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


608

Student Resources

Study resources