Ursinus College

Walkway in front of Bomberger Hall during the fall

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

For the health and safety of our campus community and future Bears, we are not currently hosting on-campus visits. During this time, we have set up several ways to interact with Ursinus! Schedule a virtual information session or chat one-on-one with an admission counselor, current student or financial aid counselor.

Class of 2024: Admitted Students Day (ASD) has gone virtual! Register for the Admitted Students Experience (ASE) April 21-23. During these three days, we’ll provide you with multiple ways to interact with the Ursinus community, both live and on demand. Pop in and out for sessions that work for you, check back in the evenings, and play along on social media.

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 students celebrating a spirit bowl win

The Eger Gateway on the Ursinus campus

Love statue on campus

An Ursinus student and the college mascot in our Wismer Dining Facility

Students cheering on the Ursinus football team at a home game

Top-ranked for financial access and graduate satisfaction, Ursinus College is an undergraduate liberal arts college 25 miles from Philadelphia. With 1,500 students, the tree-lined, 170 acre campus is a 150-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 to combine disciplines, majors and their 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 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 100% donor funded performing arts center, $29-million-dollar interdisciplinary Innovation and Discovery Center, and the renowned Berman Museum of Art, all have been highlighted by national publications.
  • 94% of students in the class of 2018 are either employed, in graduate or professional school, or have chosen services such as the military or a fellowship.
  • All admitted, qualified domestic students will receive at least $21,000/year, with top scholarships of $40,000/year.
  • Ursinus is test optional. However, all admitted students who score 27+ on the ACT or 1220+ on the SAT will receive the $35,000/year Gateway Scholarship.
  • #27 Most Innovative College, according to US News & World Report
  • Top 100 School for Social Mobility, according to US News & World Report

Faculty & Academics
  • 29 majors, 61 minors
  • 100% of graduates complete an Experiential Learning Project (XLP) as part of the core curriculum. Eligible types of projects include independent research, internship, study abroad, a creative project, or student teaching.
  • Every year more than 70 students participate in Summer Research Fellows with a faculty mentor.

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
  • 95% are confident in their abilities in creative thinking and problem solving
  • 94% of students say their internships prepared them well for post-graduate work.
  • 94% of students in the class of 2018 are either employed, in graduate or professional school, or have chosen services such as the military or a fellowship.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • 3,530 applications; 431 students enrolled
  • Average SAT: 3.44
  • Top 10 states represented: PA, NJ, MD, NY, DE, MA, CT, NC, VA, CA
  • 26% first generation
  • 27% students of color