Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
3,488
Students Applied
59%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
48
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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
Early Decision II
February 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
58%
Out-Of-State Students
39%
US States Represented
31
Countries Represented
20
27%
Submitting ACT
64%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1234
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
550
75th
650
Reading
25th
560
75th
660
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
18%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
20
Top 25%
51
Top 50%
78

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admission@ursinus.edu
Admissions Telephone: 610-409-3200
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
If you want a campus job your freshman year, you should apply for one as soon as you have access to careernet, around early August.
The meal plan can be a bit confusing, but all freshmen have a 19 meals per week plan. After freshman year, you can choose 19, 14, or 10 meals per week. All of the options cost the same, but an additional amount will be charged if you select additional dining dollars. Dining dollars are like currency that can be used at Zack's, Jazzman's, and the Convenience store. Meal credits can only be used at upper Wismer and Zack's (at Zack's, they're currently valued at $5.25).
When choosing which freshman dorm to live in, BWC has more triples, which has less floor space per person, and BPS has doubles, a couple quads and suites, and a few singles. Suites have two separate doubles with their own bathroom, and quads are just a large room for 4 people. It seems that the quads are only ever assigned to girls because the college seems to think they need less privacy. I lived in a quad freshman year, and my roommates and I started getting on each others' nerves by the end of the year. I would suggest that if you live in a triple or quad, you should schedule privacy times each week when each person can have the room to him/herself.
Try to be open-minded because you have no idea how much you're going to change and grow over the next 4 years!
Jennifer
This is a good school if you are looking for a college that is relatively small in student population and campus size and academically challenging. There is not much to do off-campus if you do not have a car.
A campus tour can get you more familiar with the atmosphere around Ursinus.
Tracy from Philadelphia, PA
Small class sizes give you better opportunities to connect with professors. Definitely get to know them! Also, get involved, you'll make some great friends!
Meghan from Levittown, PA
Prospective students should definitely visit Ursinus to get a feel for it's culture. Students interested in Ursinus should come with questions to ask faculty and current students. If you're on the fence about attending come out for a visit (or a second one) to Ursinus; it can make all the difference in your college decision!
Douglas from South Waverly, PA
In coming students should be sure to attend all events during Freshmen orientation. Be friendly and open to all student. You never who could become a great friend. Don't get stuck in your books throughout the school year. Be sure to have fun and take advantage of everything the school has to offer. While you might be homesick within the first few weeks, try not to go home unless it is necessary. Everyone makes lots of friends the first few weeks of school and you don't want to miss the opportunity.
Stephanie
You need to like the small town feel. There are maybe 1600 students here; that's smaller than a lot of high schools out there. If you don't like seeing the same people day in and day out and get bored of a structured schedule, this isn't the school for you. It's a good idea to come in with AP/IB credits, as they count for the core requirements and even for the majors. (As of October 2010 anyway.) There are a good number of programs that are offered in many big time universities that aren't offered here and most of the upper level courses are offered on rotation. (As in the class might be offered once every two or three years.) So make sure you have a good idea of what you want to study.
Kyu Chul from Fort Lee, NJ
Apply! My SAT scores slightly lower than the range of their averages, but I took a chance and I got accepted. They really look at a student from all angles, not just your GPA and class rank.
Katie from lanoka harbor, NJ
Definitely visit the campus before you make any final decisions.

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