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4 College Senior

Student Body: The students at my school are very diverse which is exellent in my opinion because it helps you learn lots of new things.

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: The student body is very diverse, but segmented. People that have their different attributes in common usually stay to their own groups. Not many outgoing individuals that go out of their way to meet new people. It reminds me of a high school. The school is great for academics, in my opinion, because of select teachers, such as Dr. Singer and Professor Weintraub, who have single-handedly changed my life and my thinking. I really believe that is depends on the person.

3 College Senior

Student Body: The student body is a melting pot, however 90% of people keep to themselves.

4 College Student

Student Body: I have not met any crazy or racist employee, staff, or student there. I love everyone there. It is a friendly place to be. We all like to help one another.

3 College Junior

Student Body: In my ESL class almost everybody is from different country.


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  • 1538th
    Best Social Interaction
  • 1627th
    Most Outgoing Students
  • 1687th
    Friendliest Students
  • 1687th
    Smartest Students
  • 1700th
    Most Career-Oriented Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Zachary Kozak
Criminal Justice
Grad Year
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Union County College is a very culturally and ethnically diverse college. Students from all walks of life attend the College in order to better their lives and further their education. Student interaction varies, but it's certainly present throughout campus. Most students just want to get to their classes, be minimally socially active, and move on. 

The average student is a recent high school graduate, but there is a percentage of older individuals (30 and older) attending. There is no real majority group, but most students are either Latino, white, or African American. However, most of the students have one common factor: the goal to quickly transfer to a four-year institution. The most common conversation is about what school a student is transferring to. Overall, UCC is a very diverse school and sports a decent social environment.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Student Diversity
African American: 28%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 30%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 23%
Unknown: 12%
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: Unknown
18-19: 32%
20-21: 23%
22-24: 14%
25+: 30%
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
Foreign countries
Typical Peers
A typical student is not very social and basically keeps to himself. People who know each other from high school or similar places are the most common people with which to interact. Otherwise, most students do not socialize regularly, but are respectful and courteous.
Athletic Association
  • NAA
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
Men Playing Varsity Sports
57 - 2%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
17 - 0%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Student Organizations
Union County College has a plethora of clubs from which to choose. They vary from the honor society to the Criminal Justice Club to the Islamic Society for Peace. Clubs are fairly easy to join, and starting a club just requires a small effort from the student. The honor society and the student government organization are the most active groups. Sports are not a very integral part of UCC.
ROTC Programs
Army ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
Joining clubs shows that you are an active and interested student, which in turn looks great when you apply to other schools.

Student Polls

I would say students at my school are    Based on 48 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Career-oriented
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Outgoing
  • Smart

How much social and academic interaction is there between students?    Based on 52 responses

  • 60% A lot of interaction. Students participate in clubs, study together, and hang out.
  • 40% Some interaction, but it's mostly in the classroom.
  • 0% No interaction. My classes are all online or the students at my school are there to learn and then go home.



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