Union University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The Bell Tower at Union University
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Union University Description:

Located in Jackson, Tennessee, Union University is a private university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Church. The university focuses on four core values: being excellence-driven, Christ-centered, people-focused and future-directed. Students come from 45 states and 30 countries. Academics at Union University are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Nursing is the most popular undergraduate major.

Student life is active with over 60 clubs and organizations including a small fraternity and sorority system. The campus features mostly new residence halls after earlier halls were destroyed in a 2008 tornado. On the athletic front, the Union Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. Popular sports include Soccer, Track and Field, Golf, and Volleyball.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,583 (2,520 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 74% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Room and Board: $10,250
  • Other Expenses: $8,010
  • Total Cost: $49,840

Union University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,703
    • Loans: $6,614

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

    Retention and Graduation Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
    • Transfer-out Rate: 5%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf
    • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Union University Mission Statement:

    mission statement from http://uu.edu/about/what-we-believe.cfm

    "Union University provides Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society."

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