Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA, USA
3.66 Average Rating

With campus overlooking Perkiomen Creek, Ursinus College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Philadelphia metro area. Ursinus grants bachelor’s degrees in 60 academic areas of study and all first year students are enrolled in the college’s philosophically-based Common Intellectual Experience course. In addition to classroom space, Ursinus hosts the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art. For students who want to participate in a service organization following graduation, Ursinus is a designated Peace Corps Preparatory Center. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 1, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Other February 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
58%
Out-Of-State Students
39%
27%
Submitting ACT
64%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1234
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,507
Total Number of Undergrads
1,507
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
74%
20-39 Students
24%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
78%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,219
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$53,610
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$53,610
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,120
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
83%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$32,962
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,087
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$31,353

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,353
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
93%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bears
School Colors
Red/Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Centennial Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
Washington
Reading
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
57%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$61,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
Being such a small school, everyone knows and respects each other. There is a strong sense of community and common interests among many. Private undergraduate liberal arts school.
Ursinus is a small, suburban liberal arts college. Students are serious about their academics and extracurricular activities. The campus is very safe and students and everyone (students, faculty, adminstration) is friendly.
Tracy from Philadelphia, PA
Ursinus is a great school filled with some of the nicest people I've ever met. The fact that it is a small school makes it easier for it to feel like home. The campus is beautiful and the people are inspiring.
Meghan from Levittown, PA
Ursinus College is a tight-knit close community of ambitious students who love to learn and professors who love to teach. The curriculum is like that of no other college because it focuses on shaping students to be honorable members of society and not just intelligent thinkers. There is something for everyone at Ursinus or a least a way to be able to reach it.
Douglas from South Waverly, PA

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