Life in the Big Apple
For Union students, the city of New York is an unparalleled training ground for a life dedicated to social justice.
Every day, the classroom comes alive on the streets of New York as students grapple with the issues of our time. Marrying the rigorous intellectual intensity of Union with the city’s indescribable energy almost inevitably results in passionate social action. From Occupy Wall Street to racism and homelessness, Union’s urban location means that those looking to change the world are only minutes away from making a difference on the ground.
Union is located on the island of Manhattan, adjacent to Columbia University in West Harlem’s Morningside Heights. This puts Union just far enough away from downtown that the sidewalks are actually walkable, and only a short subway ride away from everything the city has to offer.