Student Life


The percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students and degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2020 who fit the following categories

first-year, degree-seeking
All degree-seeking undergraduates
  N= 1,580 N = 7,885
Percent who are from out of state Less than 1% 2.5%
Percent who live off campus or commute 100% 100%
Percent of students age 25 and older 12% 41%
Average age of full-time students 18 20
Average age of all students 19 23


The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of every student at Union College and is devoted to advocate for those issues that will enhance the educational, social, and career development of Union students.

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Student Newspaper: The Scroll
Literary Journal: Sheaf Magazine
Literary Publication: The Foreign Student Voice
Radio Station: UCCR Owl Radio 88.1 AM



History Club
Biology Club
Criminal Justice Club
Education Club
Math Club
Business Association


Mixed Martial Arts Club
Volleyball Club
Tennis Club
Yoga Club


Black Heritage Student Organization
For Women About Women
Gay Straight Alliance
Model United Nations
Japanese Culture Club
International Student Organization
Muslim Student Association


Architecture Club
Art Society
Debate Club
Fashion Club
Film Club
Music Club
Soldiers of Poverty
aming and Animation Club
Photography Club
Union Gamers United
The 1968 Museum Club

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ROTC Union College, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, and Seton Hall University have an agreement permitting male and female students of Union College to cross-enroll in the Air Force ROTC program.  Qualified students may complete the first two years of the four-year program on a cross-enrollment basis and the final two years by attending an institution sponsoring Air Force ROTC.  Students who successfully complete the four-year program earn commissions as second lieutenants.


  • The Psi Chapter, of the Chi Alpha Epsilon Academic Honor Society, is a national honor society for students in the Educational Opportunity Fund Program.
  • The Engineering and Architectural Honor Society is for students in an A.S. Engineering or Architecture program.
  • Lambda Epsilon Chi is a nationally known academic honor society for paralegal students, sponsored by the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).
  • Mu Alpha Theta is a national honor society which promotes scholarship in Mathematics at two-year colleges.
  • Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society that promotes scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service among students of two-year colleges. Iota Xi is the chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Union.
  • Psi Beta is a national honor society affiliated with the American Psychological Association. Its purpose is to promote, encourage, and recognize scholarship for students in psychology.
  • Tau Alpha Pi is a national honor society for students matriculated in an Engineering Technology program and is a New Jersey Beta Chapter.


Intercollegiate Athletic Association Membership: National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Sport Men’s Women’s Co-Ed
Baseball X    
Basketball X X  
Bowling X
Cross-Country X X  
eSports     X
Golf     X
Lacrosse X
Soccer X X
Track and Field X X
Volleyball X
Wrestling X

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New Student Orientation is the first step to achieving academic and personal success at Union College. By participating in this program, students gain the tools necessary to successfully navigate their college education experience. At the session, students learn about degree requirements for graduation, explore careers that fit their interest, gain assistance with developing an education plan, and register for classes.