Ursinus College

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

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Ursinus College
Office of Admission
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426
⋅ 1,500 students
⋅ 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Students are from 32 states and 9 countries.
⋅ Approximately 27% of incoming students self-identify as students of color, while 16% are first-generation college students.
⋅ Comprehensive Fee: $74,240
(Tuition-$59,176; Room-$9,888; Board-$5,176)
⋅ 99% of students receive need-based financial awards and institutional aid. For 2022-2023, Ursinus administered over $54.6 million in the form of institutional scholarships and grants.
⋅ Students may use Ursinus financial aid to study abroad.
Students gather at the Love Statue on Ursinus College’s campus
An Ursinus student working in the biology lab.
A photo of Ursinus College’s mascot, The Grizz, high-fiving students during a game.
The front of Ursinus’ Schellhase Commons building, which houses the Office of Admission, a bookstore, and a café.
Ursinus students and a faculty member pose while on a research trip in Costa Rica.

Top-ranked for financial access and graduate satisfaction, Ursinus College is an undergraduate liberal arts college 25 miles from Philadelphia. Our treelined, 170-acre suburban campus is a 153-year-old start-up with a vision to make personalized, undergraduate education more valuable and affordable than ever. One of the nation’s “Colleges that Change Lives,” we help our students think beyond majors and combine disciplines and passions, to become more than they ever thought they could.

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 among the 10% of U.S. colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is one of just 41 institutions who can nominate students for the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.
  • 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 100% donor-funded performing arts center, the $29 million interdisciplinary Innovation and Discovery Center, and the renowned Berman Museum of Art—have all been highlighted by national publications.
  • Ursinus is test optional and has been so for over 20 years.

Faculty & Academics
  • 60+ areas of study
  • 100% of graduates complete an Experiential Learning Project (XLP) as part of the core curriculum. Eligible types of projects include independent research, study abroad, an internship, a creative project, or student teaching.
  • Every summer, students spend eight weeks on campus working on research and creative projects with a faculty mentor through our Summer Fellows Program.

Campus Life
  • Housing is guaranteed for all students. 91% live on campus in dormitory, suite-style, or special interest housing.
  • Ursinus has 4 sororities and 6 fraternities, and approximately 20% of students participate in Greek life.
  • The college has over 100 clubs, organizations, and interest groups, including intramural sports.
  • Ursinus is a member of Project Pericles, an organization focused on social responsibility and participatory citizenship at colleges and universities.
  • Each year, approximately 150 students 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
  • 95% of seniors are confident in their creative-thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • 98% of students say their internships prepared them well for post-graduate work
  • Ursinus faculty support all candidates in the medical school application process. Among those who meet the average GPA and MCAT scores for medical school acceptance, more than 90% are admitted.
  • 100% of students who participate in our pre-law program are accepted into law school.
  • Our alumni become Rhodes Scholars, news anchors, community builders, frontier physicists, and biomedical wunderkinds. They attend medical, law, business and graduate school at Columbia, Harvard, Penn, Stanford and Yale, among other top universities. It’s why Forbes named us among the nation’s top colleges when it comes to graduate satisfaction.
  • 97% of graduates are employed, pursuing a higher education degree or participating in service opportunities.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • 415 students enrolled
  • Average unweighted high school GPA: 3.5
  • 41.5% received the Gateway Scholarship
  • Top 10 states represented: PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, CA, TX, VA, IL, MA
  • 16% first generation
  • 27% students of color