Union University

Jackson, Tennessee
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
1,711 Undergraduates
58% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Mostly Women
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Division 2
Size: Small
Doctoral
Union University
1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, Tennessee
38305-3697
(731) 668-1818
www.uu.edu/

Union University, a private Christian university located in Jackson, Tennessee, is one of the top 160 institutions of higher education in the United States. It started as Jackson Male Academy in 1823, and moved from downtown to North Jackson in 1975. Today, the school sits on nearly 300 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “Religio et Eruditio” or “Service and learning.” Notable alumni include Pastor Steve Gaines, Former President of Rhodes College William E. Troutt, Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Howell Edmunds Jackson, musicologist Joshua F. Drake, basketball player Josephine Owino, baseball player Luis Ortiz and businessman and politician Chad McMahan. The school’s colors are cardinal and cream, its mascot is Buster and its teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division II – Gulf South, and there are 11 varsity teams. Varsity sports offered by Union University include men’s cross country, golf, soccer, baseball and basketball, and women’s cross country, golf, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball. The women’s basketball teams won five NAIA national championships, and the school has national NCCAA titles in softball, men’s soccer and volleyball.

Location

Jackson is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Located 70 miles east of Memphis, it is a regional center of trade for West Tennessee. Its total population was 65,211 at the 2010 census and 67,265 in the 2012 Census estimate.Jackson is the primary city of the Jackson, Tennessee metropolitan area, which is included in the Jackson-Humboldt, Tennessee combined statistical area. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
33%

Men

67%

Women

27

Average Age of Entering Students

83%

Live On Campus

169

New Transfer Students

Admissions
58%

Acceptance Rate

22%

Enrollment Yield

1070-1330

SAT Range

2,503

Applicants in 2020

Costs
$26,906

Typical Cost

$34,630

Average Tuition

100%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$20,284

Median Debt

Academics
10 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

"Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse"

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, six fraternities and sororities to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Gulf South Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Gulf South Conference

Basketball Division:

2

Track Division:

2

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