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Union College

Barbourville, KY

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A private school founded in 1879, Union College is located on 100 acres in rural Barbourville, Ken. Union College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and seeks to cultivate the exploration of intellectual and social dimensions of Christianity. The school offers undergraduate degrees through the college of arts and sciences as well as pre-professional, technical and skills-oriented fields, as well as graduate degrees in education and psychology.

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Quick Facts

310 College Street
Barbourville, KY 40906

2012-2013 Tuition

$21,025 Tuition and Fees


781 undergraduate students
55% male / 45% female


rolling application deadline
76.6% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1879

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Programming/Programmer, General, Education, General, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Health Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Religion/Religious Studies, Religious Education, Chemistry, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Music Management, Athletic Training/Trainer, Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other, Business Administration and Management, General, Office Management and Supervision, Accounting, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Mass Communication/Media Studies

Minors Offered

Computer Programming/Programmer, General, Pre-Law Studies, English Language and Literature, General, Biology, General, Mathematics, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, Psychology, General, Criminology, Economics, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Business/Commerce, General, Accounting and Finance, Management Science, Marketing, History, Mass Communication/Media Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 781
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 720
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 51
Percent of male undergraduates: 55%
Percent of female undergraduates: 45%
Percent of international undergraduates: 4%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, older student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, drama/theater, literary magazine, marching band, student government, yearbook

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