Union has never been seminary as usual

"Being at Union"
"Life After Union"

Union students come here to wrestle, to discern, and to transform our world. Faithful, entrepreneurial, and justice-minded, at Union we grapple with the complex issues of our day—not just in our classrooms, but outside these walls, too. We let our feet pray on Wall Street, down 125th Street in Harlem, in Ferguson, MO, and on Staten Island. Whether in the classroom, in field education placements, or through the programming of our institutes and initiatives, we endeavor to demonstrate revolutionary love in all that we do.

Since our founding, a prolific legacy of scholarship has sprung forth. Union students are imaginative, outside-the-box thinkers who are committed and compassionate. They come to New York City for an education from renowned faculty here at Union and at our partner institutions, including Columbia University, JTS, Manhattan School of Music, Fordham, and Drew Theological School.

Contact Admissions

In light of evolving information about COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling our Campus Visit program for the Spring 2020 term. During this time, there are other ways to connect with the Union Campus. Schedule an Admissions phone consultation with Karmen Smith (sign up here) or Vanessa Hutchinson (sign up here).

How to Apply

The application for the 2021 - 2022 Academic Year is now closed. The next application cycle will be available online in early Fall 2021. If you have any questions, fill out the introduce yourself form.

Introduce Yourself

Financial Aid

Most Union students receive significant financial aid toward tuition and living expenses.

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