Union University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Union University

Situated in Jackson, Tennessee, Union University is a private institution associated with the Southern Baptist Church. The institution is focused on four core values: being excellence-driven, Christ-centered, people-focused, and future-directed. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are backed by a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s over 60 clubs and organizations. The Union Bulldogs play in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. Popular sports include Soccer, Track & Field, Golf, and Volleyball.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,253 (2,191 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male/67% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,900
  • Books: $1,550
  • Room and Board: $10,400
  • Other Expenses: $8,800
  • Total Cost: $54,650

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,687
    • Loans: $7,908

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; Education; and Psychology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 65%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Overview of Union University Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Union University Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 560/690
    • SAT Math: 550/670
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 23/30
    • ACT English: 23/32
    • ACT Math: 20/27

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Union University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Union University is currently out of your reach, you can be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Florida Gulf Coast University, Hampton University, Washington State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, East Carolina University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Texas State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Union University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Oregon, University of Alabama, Colorado State University, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Union University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Syracuse University, United States Military Academy, Penn State University Park, University of Cincinnati, Hofstra University, Temple University, Seton Hall University

Applying to Union University

Application Deadline: Rolling

Undergraduate Admissions Website: https://www.uu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/

Undergraduate Application Link(s): https://www.uu.edu/applications/undergrad/

Graduate Admissions Website: https://www.uu.edu/academics/graduate/

Graduate Application Link(s): https://www.uu.edu/applications/graduate/external/

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