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College Profile: Unification Theological Seminary

 
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The Unification Theological Seminary (UTS), is the main seminary of the international Unification Church. It is located in Barrytown, New York and with an Extension Center in midtown Manhattan. Its purpose has been described as training leaders and theologians within the Unification Church. The Unification Theological Seminary is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, but was placed on warning status in 2001. It offers a three-year Master of Divinity program and a two-year Master of Religious Education program. Its first classes were offered in September 1975. The seminary has had three presidents: David S.C. Kim (1975-94), Theodore Shimmyo (1994-2000) and Tyler Hendricks (2000 to date). The majority of the Seminary's professors have not been Unification Church members, and have included a rabbi, a Methodist minister, a Presbyterian, and a Catholic priest. Most, if not all, of the UTS's students have been Unification Church members. In 2003, the seminary had about 120 students from around the world; with most coming from South Korea and Japan, which have large numbers of Unification Church members. Most students follow the two-year curriculum which includes biblical studies, church history, philosophy, theology, and religious education. Many UTS graduates have been accepted into doctoral programs at institutions such as Harvard and Yale.
 
30 Seminary Drive
Barrytown, NY
12507
845-752-3000 (general)
845752-300-0200 (financial aid)
845752-300-0200 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

1. To provide theological education that prepares students for leadership in the Unification Church and for the practice of many types of ministry, such as Church Center directorship, campus ministry, evangelism, religious education and missionary work; 2. To prepare students for ecumenical and inter-religious work in the spirit of Unificationism; 3. To promote the Unificationist worldview as an alternative to atheistic and materialistic ideologies; 4. To provide philosophical and theological training that will benefit students entering the social services, journalism and other non-clerical occupations; 5. To provide preparation for students who may pursue doctoral studies in theology, philosophy and related fields at other graduate schools; 6. To operate formation of its students, and to help create a community as an expression of Unification Thought and life.


General Information
Other Names UTS
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Rural: Fringe
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Other

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
No Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Unification Theological Seminary Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
178 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants211 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeYes First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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