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Union University

Why Union?

Union University is nationally recognized for integrating top-tier education and Christian faith. Is Union right for you? Consider these reasons why Union just might be a great fit!

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Founded in 1823, Union is the oldest university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Union seeks to be Christ-centered in all areas of University life, academic endeavor and service. Whether you study physics, English, nursing or computer science, you do it in the context of Christian faith and Biblical living.

What We Believe

Stellar Faculty

They come from some of the best graduate programs in the world; 85 percent have the highest degree available in their field. They write books, win awards, speak in national venues and are committed to classroom teaching. No graduate assistants teach courses here. Our faculty members will know you by name and invest in you through excellent teaching, mentoring and even research collaboration.

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Happy students

Ask any Union student what is so special about Union, and somewhere in the conversation they will talk about community. They also often use the words "family," "caring" and "home." In addition, Union has an impressive 5-year average new student retention rate of 85%. Students come to Union from about 45 states and 20 countries.

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Alumni success

If you're interested in graduate study, you're in good company. Many of our undergraduates continue their education at seminaries, law school, medical school and universities. Our alumni also succeed in careers and ministries around the world. Within six months of receiving their degree, Union's class of 2019 and 2020 both had 98% placement rate.

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Academic Choices

With more than 100 programs of study, Union offers the opportunity to further your knowledge in the arts, science, business, health care professions, education and more. What interests you?

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Residence life

Union's Residence Life facilities are among the best available anywhere. The design combines the benefits of fellowship and community with the opportunity for privacy. Each four-bedroom apartment features a private bedroom for every student-a longstanding Union tradition. Student Commons buildings and residence life events provide opportunities for you to gather with friends or make new ones through recreation, relaxation and group gatherings.

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Beyond the classroom

We believe that vital learning can occur outside the classroom. Our students are encouraged to participate in study, teaching experiences and internships around the world. In addition, faculty and students team up for U.S. and international mission efforts.

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Excellence in Christ-centered higher education pays a lifetime of benefits. Our students grapple with complex issues and learn to apply a biblical worldview to all areas of endeavor. They learn to think, to evaluate and to communicate clearly.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance recognizes Union as one of the nation's top private colleges and universities for academic quality and affordability.

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