"Union is excellence-driven in everything they do. I know that I’m going to have an advantage when I go to potential employers because I have been educated in a way that requires excellence and motivation."
Union is guided by its commitment to excellence.
You’ll gain knowledge from faculty members who not only are leaders in their fields, but who are committed to serving as mentors, coaches and advisors to their students. They’re people who are committed to classroom teaching and the highest levels of scholarship. The student/teacher ratio at Union is 11 to 1. That’s among the best ratios you’ll see at any university.
Union is committed to educating the nation’s top students. Our Honors Program features small classes, strong collaboration between departments and extraordinary opportunities for research. This past year, the Scholars of Excellence program brought nearly 160 students to campus for a weekend of interviews, discussions and fellowship. Scholars of Excellence candidates have a minimum 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (combined critical reading and math). Everyone invited to compete during Scholars of Excellence weekend receives offers of significant assistance, from at least $12,000 to full-tuition, room and board.
Union is also committed to helping students who may fall short of some minimum admission requirements through its acclaimed Keystone Program. Many participating students achieve academic success they may not have thought possible.
Union recruits great students like you – and some of the finest teaching faculty members to be found anywhere.
One example: for several years, one of the leading medical ethicists in the evangelical world was a frequent guest speaker at Union. The relationship grew stronger and now C. Ben Mitchell is the Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy at Union.
Mitchell frequently contributes his ideas through major media sources such as the Washington Post, National Public Radio, Fox News and MSNBC. He’s also been called to testify as an expert witness before the U.S. Congress. But most of his professional time is spent in Union classrooms, examining with students some of the most important moral and social issues of our day.
At Union, we encourage excellence for all students. For more than fifteen years, Union University has been ranked as a top-tier institution by U.S.News and World Report. Our students are encouraged to invest themselves in their education and to let the best in themselves come to the forefront. That’s why excellence-driven is our first core value.