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Ursinus College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 22 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Centennial Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $50,031)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $39,737)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 43 56 - -
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 12 16 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 - Yes
Football 90 - - -
Golf 14 6 - -
Gymnastics - 16 - -
Lacrosse 39 22 - -
Soccer 20 27 - Yes
Softball - 22 - -
Swimming 19 21 - -
Tennis 13 8 - Yes
Volleyball - 10 Yes Yes
Wrestling 29 - - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.5%
Hispanic 3.0%
Non-resident alien 1.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.2%
Two or more races 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 74.2%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 13
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 19
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Douglas from South Waverly, PA
  • 4
  • Underclassmen are all in the same two dormitories, which are well accommodated. Upperclassman can choose between residential houses turned dormitory style housing, two brand new clean and fresh dorms, or…

  • May-09-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • Everyone in my building seems to get along great with each other and there is a sense of community and hominess. Also, Ursinus has several houses on its campus including…

  • Feb-19-2013 Read More
  • Rob
  • 3
  • It's tough with it being such a small school. If something goes wrong in a friendship or romantic relationship, be prepared to see that person at every meal and you…

  • Aug-15-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Tracy from Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a past student here

    The food is sufficient enough to live another day. They provide the essential food groups. The dining hall (Wismer Hall) consists of a buffet style option (upper floor)or a made-to-order area (known as lower Wismer). It can get a bit old after awhile though. There is a convenience store on campus open at night, as well as a Wawa nearby and shopping outlet with other stores.

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  • 2
  • Zoe
  • Aug-08-2015 I am a current student here

    Wismer is the name of the dining hall at UC. The upper floor is a single meal swipe and is buffet style set up in different stations around the room. The quality of the food most days is subpar but you won't get sick. It's perfect for people who want to eat a lot, or a lot of small different things. The yogurt bar and salad bar are phenomenal. The hours of the dining hall are honestly terrible and the freshmen are told when they can and can't use their swipes each day. The lower Wismer area is set up in stations that you would find a mall and you order through a kiosk. The food down stairs is much better, but not better for you. It's also very difficult to get a full meal for under the price of a meal swipe ($6.25) so you have to use a swipe and dining dollars which are also connected to the meal plan.

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  • 3
  • Stephanie from Bowie, MD
  • Jul-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Wismer and Lower Wismer are the two cafeterias provided by the school along with the C Store which is like a 7-11 on campus. Off of campus, within walking distance, are a good amount of nice restaurants along with a CVS and a WAWA.

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  • 3
  • Serena
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    We only have two dining halls to choose from which is upper wismer and lower wismer. Upper has some good food but it isn't great but there is a variety of options. Lower Wismer has less options and less of a cafeteria feeling but it's much better than upper (in my opinion).

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  • 4
  • Rob
  • Aug-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Wismer, the dining hall, isn't half bad. Upper is buffet style with many stations that can get boring and bland at times, but mostly I am able to find a good balance. Lower has great food. There are 4 different food stations and each one has something different. The food is better quality as well.

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  • 3
  • Adriana
  • Feb-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good compared to other places. It does get a little old having the same options every day but you can totally improvise!

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  • 1
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The only bad thing about Ursinus. The food is not quality and gets old extremely fast.

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  • 3
  • Rebecca from Toms River, NJ
  • Dec-30-2012 I am a current student here

    The food here is not bad. There is less of a selection and the hours are not as good on the weekends. There is a cafeteria upstairs, which is buffet styled. Downstairs there are different stores for food(grill, sub place, coffee shop, etc.) that you can pay for with your own money or with dining dollars (freshman meal plans come with 50 dining dollars).

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rob
  • Aug-15-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of involvement in Greek Life at Ursinus. Not everyone takes part but it is there. They aren't the stereotypical greeks you might expect. They are accepting and friendly and involved in a lot of community service and activities. You cannot rush as a freshman though.

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  • 0
  • Meghan from Levittown, PA
  • May-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is definitely known on campus. They do a lot of fundraisers and activities within the community, but you do not have to join greek life to have fun.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-19-2013 I am a current student here

    20% of the Ursinus student body is Greek and there are 320 members of the Greek Community. Also, the Greek GPA has, on average, a higher GPA than the rest of the student body and spend a lot of there time doing community service.

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  • 0
  • Rebecca from Toms River, NJ
  • Dec-30-2012 I am a current student here

    There are fraternities and sororities and they members seems to be a lot nicer than members of Greek organizations at other schools. There doesn't seem to be much hazing.

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  • 0
  • Eiseli from Royersford, PA
  • Aug-29-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is really active at Ursinus. Sophomores are eligible for Greek recruitment. There is a low tolerance for hazing.

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  • 0
  • Biology Student
  • May-29-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not necessary to make friends or have a social life, but I have many friends involved and they love it.

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  • 0
  • Douglas from South Waverly, PA
  • May-09-2012 I am a current student here

    Ursinus is by no means Greek or DIE, and you aren't even allowed to consider joining a Fraternity or Sorority (rush) until after the completion of your Freshman year. Ursinus offers both National and local Fraternity and Sorority options for interested students, which all are required to do additional community service hours for the college on top of their required hours. There are extremely strict anti-hazing laws at Ursinus that prevent any type of negative effects that come about as a result of Greek Life hazing procedures.

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