Union University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Jackson, TN

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$34,630

Avg tuition

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About Union University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Southern Baptist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Union University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Jackson, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,071, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 58%. The university offers 77 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 66%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $34,630.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

58% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

87% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

66% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1070-1330

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

46%

Online student enrollment

10:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

66%

Black

22%

Unknown

5%

Hispanic

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Two or more races

Information not available

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

68%

Socio-economic diversity

36% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

18

Total Online Enrollment

1,401

Student Location Breakout

46% 54%

Percent of Programs Online

84% On-campus

16% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate Check Bold 33% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 1% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 38% online

Master's Check Bold 41% online

Doctorate Check Bold 33% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

46%

State Grant Aid

55%

Institution Grant Aid

95%

Pell Grant

36%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,175
State Grant Aid $4,657
Institution Grant Aid $23,427
Pell Grant Aid $4,393

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$41k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.