Located in Schenectady, New York, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. Union’s 2,241 students can choose to major in one of 21 academic departments within the college’s liberal arts curriculum. Eighty-nine percent of students live in college housing, and all students belong to one of Union’s seven Minerva Houses, which provide a center for members’ academic and social activities. These Houses also provide residence halls offering distinctive housing for over 240 upper-class students. There are more than 100 student clubs and organizations, including more than 15 fraternities and sororities to choose from at Union. More than 60 percent of students travel abroad before graduation and percent of Union’s classes have fewer than 20 students. Tuition and fees total $46,785 and 97 percent have financial needs met in full.