Ursinus College

The Ursinus campus is beautiful on a fall day.

“Ursinus is a star of the first magnitude in the small galaxy of colleges that change lives.
Colleges That Change Lives

Ursinus College
Admission Office
Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426
⋅ 1,500 students
⋅ 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size: 15
⋅ Students are from 31 states and 22 countries.
⋅ Approximately 28% of incoming students self-identify as students of color, while 30% are first-generation college students.
⋅ Comprehensive Fee: $64,800
(Tuition-$52,050; Room & Board-$12,750)
⋅99% of students receive need-based financial awards and institutional aid. In 2017-18, Ursinus College granted $45,500,000 in scholarship and grant monies.
⋅ Students may use Ursinus financial aid to study abroad.

Ursinus College students smile for graduation photos

Ursinus College students in an art class

Ursinus College students walk to class on a spring day

Ursinus College varsity basketball player makes a break on the court

A student plays her cello at Ursinus

  • Private, prestigious, independent, liberal arts, co-educational college founded in 1869
  • Collegeville, Pennsylvania, is just 25 miles from downtown Philadelphia.
  • Beautiful 170-acre wooded campus with 60 buildings located in a safe, Victorian town
  • Co-educational since 1880

Worth Noting
  • Ursinus is widely recognized for its comprehensive First Year Experience program, which includes freshmen-only residence halls, outstanding advising, and a unique seminar-style course, called the Common Intellectual Experience.
  • Ursinus is a Phi Beta Kappa college and a member of the prestigious Watson Foundation.
  • Ursinus has been cited as a top school for undergraduate research. The quality of the classroom experience, the residential village, and the facilities, including the $25 million performing arts center and the renowned Berman Museum of Art, have all been highlighted by national publications.
  • An acceptance rate into medical, law, and business schools exceeding 90%.
  • 64% of graduates employed and 26% attending graduate or professional school full-time. Another 4% of the class are completing fellowships or engaged in a year of service.
  • SAT/ACT test optional

Faculty & Academics
  • 132 full-time faculty
  • 92% of full-time faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field; there are no teaching assistants.
  • 29 majors, 61 minors
  • All students must complete an Experiential Learning Project as part of the core curriculum. Eligible types of projects include independent research, internship, study abroad, creative, or student teaching.

Campus Life
  • Housing is guaranteed for all students. 94% live on campus in dormitory, suite-style, or special interest housing.
  • 18% of students in fraternities or sororities
  • Over 100 clubs, organizations, and interest groups, including intramural sports
  • Member of Project Pericles, an organization focused on social responsibility and participatory citizenship at colleges and universities
  • 150 students a year study abroad in over 20 countries.

Varsity Sports

NCAA Division III, Centennial Conference:

Men’s Sports
Cross Country
Track & Field

Women’s Sports
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track & Field

Life After College
  • They came into Ursinus curious, engaged, and ambitious. Throughout their four years they cranked it up a notch. At the end of it all, they graduated equipped — in knowledge, skill, and judgment — not simply to make a living but to make a life of purpose. They are future physicians, lawyers, psychologists; they are young public servants, artistic directors, Peace Corps volunteers, and scholars. Ursinus alumni have been made better by having attended Ursinus, and have made Ursinus better by having been students here.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • 3,359 applicants in 2017-18; 390 students enrolled
  • 20 states and 5 countries (dual, international, and permanment residents) on campus; top states include PA, NJ, MD, NY, and MA.
  • 46% female/54% male; 28% students of color; 30% first-generation
  • Top academic interests include Biology, Applied Economics, Health and Exercise Physiology, Neuroscience, Media and Communication Studies.