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

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
  • Top 10 states represented: PA, NJ, MD, NY, DE, MA, CT, NC, VA, CA
  • 26% first generation
  • 27% students of color