The people here are kick-ass: brains, beauty and brawn. Not everyone is preppy, not everyone is rich. The kids are varied and down to earth, accessible and personable. It's easy to meet people from various backgrounds and we're not just a bunch of clones. Yeah, we've got some Coach and Armani, but no one's scared to rock some Target fashions. Also, we're not defined by our Greek life. The sorority girls aren't a bunch of blonde coke-heads, and our frat brothers are not roofying maniacs.
This IS the real Union College.
East Asian Studies, Voorheesville, NY, Ballroom Dancer
Environmental Studies, Texas, Alpha Epsilon Pi brother
English and Art, Maine, Minerva House Council
Spanish and Economics, Schenectady, Volleyball
All here at Union College...
Lots of nerdy people but certainly the coolest, bacchanalian nerds to walk the earth.
The campus is gorgeous especially in Autumn and Spring and tho the snow is pretty too but gets old real fast.
Schenectady is a dump but a dump with character.
Certainly live for brunch @ West
No shortage of preppyness but a variety of styles are on showcase - Impeccable Style
The Place Exudes Class & Tradition
For those who have a problem with Union, Union doesn't care so keep it yourself
Work hard and play harder is the Union Motto
Our engineering program is top notch- everyone is incredibly intelligent and works hard. We also have fantastic psychology and political science departments (although all departments are pretty strong). Most students complete a thesis and many are published before graduation- which is a huge deal for undergrads.
Union was a party school in the early 2000s when drugs and frats reigned supreme- but things are changing. We still have a very active Greek life- and everyone loves a great party- but the stereotypes of blondes with pearls and douche's with bmw's don't apply anymore. Yes, we are ranked the #5 party school in the nation, but that doesn't do us justice. We do so much more than have a good time on the weekends. We were also ranked the #11 most beautiful school- the campus is gorgeous and the men and women aren't shabby either. We may be hot, but we're not shallow. We all hit the gym (or at least look like we do) but we also occasionally wear sweatpants to class.
Our Hockey Team is D1 and absolutely fantastic! Last year we were ranked #4 in the nation. We consistently beat out Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth and going to a home game is one of the best experiences. Our D3 teams are also fantastic.
We may be smart, have money, and win championships but we don't need to try too hard because we know who we are. We're Union. We're the best.
UNION STUDENT: It isn't 2006 anymore. Union is great, yes we know how to party (but what college kid doesn't?) but we're also smart, talented, and athletic!
High school senior: Oh, maybe I should check it out then.
UNION STUDENT: Absolutely!