Union College is a private liberal arts college that was founded in 1795. In 2011, Union College was ranked among the 50 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. The school year is split into trimesters and students have an extended winter break. Class sizes are very small, with a student to faculty ratio of 11:1. Departments at Union include Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering & Computer Science, and Multidisciplinary Studies. The most popular majors at this school are Political Science & Government, Psychology, Economics, History, and Biological Sciences. Students can design their own majors. 60% of Union students participate in a study abroad or international travel experience.
Union College also offers accelerated professional degree programs with its partner schools. Students can graduate from Albany Law School in 6 years or get a medical degree from Albany Medical College in 8 years. There are accelerated master’s degree programs in the business and education fields as well.