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Union College - 2016

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Typically, 16 units of secondary school preparation are the minimum required for admission. We look favorably on applicants who exceed the minimum number of courses required; honors, advanced and Advanced Placement courses are strongly encouraged.

The minimum requirements include certain fundamentals such as English, a foreign language, mathematics, social studies and science. If you plan to pursue the engineering curriculum, you should have elementary and intermediate algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, physics and four years of English. Although more advanced mathematics work is not required, it will prove helpful.

If you plan to major in liberal arts, you should have four years of English, two or more years of a foreign language, and at least two and one-half years of college preparatory mathematics. (Potential chemistry, physics and mathematics majors should have three and one-half years of mathematics).

If you plan to apply to the eight-year Leadership in Medicine Program, you must have four years of English; one year each of biology, chemistry, and physics; and four years of college preparatory mathematics.

We will carefully consider applications from students whose preparation is unusual and who, for good reasons, do not meet these required norms.


It is strongly recommended that prospective students visit Union for an admission interview and a student-guided tour. More information on Alumni interviews and arranging for a student-guided tour can be found at: