Campus Description

Union College encourages students from all faith backgrounds to find their God-designed potential for leadership, scholarship and service. At Union, students develop spiritual and professional gifts; find professors who care for and respect the individual; and seize opportunities to create, learn and connect.

An accredited, comprehensive college, Union offers active learning in a vibrant Christian atmosphere where students connect the classroom and their world. With a focus on undergraduate studies, Union’s nurturing environment offers a traditional liberal arts education combined with practical experiences such as internships, academic and career counseling, study abroad and volunteer opportunities. An honors program challenges high academic achievers, and Union’s Teaching Learning Center helps students of all academic abilities achieve their full potential.

In the comfortable campus atmosphere, professors not graduate students teach classes. Students choose from more than 50 undergraduate majors, minors and emphases in 27 fields of study including a personalized degree and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Union’s newest academic option, international rescue and relief, is the only bachelor’s program of its kind in the United States. This high-energy major prepares students for careers of humanitarian service or disaster response around the world.

Located in the capital city of Lincoln, Nebraska, Union’s arboretum campus offers billowing trees in a sprawling park-like setting. Founded in 1891, Union’s 50-acre setting blends the ivy and brick of collegiate tradition with modern facilities.

Union College is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and exhibits a diverse international climate. Many countries and most states are represented, although students come primarily from a nine-state area known as the Mid-America Union Conference. The college is sensitive to individual, racial and ethnic differences and seeks students and personnel from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Discover your strengths at Union College—academic, athletic, artistic, social and spiritual. Create your own experience at Union. Call 402.486.2600.

About the Joshua C. Turner Arboretum

In the winter of 1890, the Union College locating committee saw only a snowy field and a few scraggly trees. Today we walk on green lawns beneath majestic trees. In April 1981, the campus became an affiliate site of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Named after Union's director of grounds from 1948-1969, the Joshua C. Turner Arboretum contains more than 100 identified species of trees and bushes. View detailed species list and photos.