Who we are
We live by the centuries-old and time-tested words of our founder, Saint Angela Merici. Ursuline students are inspired and determined, accomplishing more than they ever imagined: teaching women entrepreneurial skills in Malawi, facilitating ethics workshops for Cleveland Clinic employees, launching international nonprofits for girls’ rights, earning a seat at the board table for NCAA’s Division II, and scoring in the 99th percentile on the national field test in Psychology are just a few recent examples. Yet Ursuline students have been changing the world with stories like these for more than a century.
As a Catholic, Ursuline institution, Ursuline College encourages students to live their values. As a women’s college, we empower students to find their voice. As a liberal arts college, we inspire students to develop a holistic vision for the future.
Where we are
Ursuline is located on 100 pristine acres in Pepper Pike, Ohio, a beautiful suburb of Cleveland. Cleveland is a city on the rise and home to top-rated restaurants, championship pro-sports teams, world-class hospitals, innovative startups, fortune 500 companies, a thriving arts scene, and so much city pride. We’ve forged partnerships around town, giving students direct access to the best social and professional experiences in CLE.
What we’re known for
Ursuline offers the Midwest’s premier Nursing program, boasting a 100% job placement rate. Also known as a leader in Art Therapy and Counseling, Education, Fashion Design, Psychology, Social Work, and Art, Ursuline students are making a difference in more than 30 academic disciplines.
First-Year to Career
Ursuline’s First-Year to Career program helps first-year students select the right major and begin networking immediately through workshops and micro-internships with Cleveland’s best hospitals, nonprofits, and companies.
You’ll love campus traditions like the Turning 21 Dinner, Mystery bus tours, TEDxUrsulineCollege, and Founder’s Week. Ursuline students are more likely to stay connected to their college friends and mentors years beyond graduation.
Living on campus
Ursuline’s small residential community has something for everyone. Meals on campus are made from scratch every day and are sustainably and locally sourced in our farm-to-fork program.
Making a difference
Ursuline students launch social justice advocacy clubs, travel together on service trips to places like Nepal and El Salvador, and even develop their own service projects to earn course credit.
A personalized, private college experience at Ursuline is comparable in price to most public universities. The average net price to attend Ursuline is the lowest of all private colleges and universities in the state of Ohio* thanks to $24.6 million in aid awarded to students each year. And it’s an investment you can count on to pay off too: Ursuline was more successful than 99.1% of US colleges in improving earnings and attainment of quality employment among graduates (Educate to Career).
* Data available at collegescorecard.ed.gov.
The best way to learn if Ursuline is the right place for you is to schedule your campus visit. Register today at ursuline.edu/visit. We can’t wait to meet you in person.
Majors at Ursuline
• Art Studio
• Art Therapy*
• Biology, Biotechnology
• Biology, Life Science
• Biology, Medical Technology
• Business Management*
- Adolescent Young Adult (Language Arts)
- Adolescent Young Adult (Life Science)
- Adolescent Young Adult (Mathematics)
- Adolescent Young Adult (Social Studies)
- Early Childhood
- Middle Childhood
- Special Education
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Merchandising
• Historic Preservation*
• Law (3+3 BA/JD with Cleveland Marshall College of Law)
• Legal Studies
- Three-Year Cohort Program
- Traditional BSN
• Political Science
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Public Relations and Corporate Communications*
• Religious Studies*
• Social Work
• Sociology, Criminal Justice Concentration
• Sports Management*
• Visual Communication Design
* Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Bridge Program available
students are enrolled at Ursuline, hailing from 18 states and 12 countries.
of Ursuline undergraduates receive scholarships or financial aid.
of students living on campus at Ursuline said they felt comfortable and respected by their peer group.
undergraduate majors are offered, along with 11 graduate programs.
is the average class size at Ursuline—in other words, the number of friends you’ll come to know deeply through collaborative work in every class you take.
NCAA D-II women’s sports programs are offered, with scholarships available. Learn more at ursulinearrows.com.
Ursuline’s 2016 ranking among women’s colleges in the US, according to College Choice
like-minded student leaders are needed to launch a new student organization on campus, allowing you to customize your campus life experience.
Ursuline’s ranking among all colleges and universities in the US for campus safety
Ursuline is the first and only women’s college in the state of Ohio and the first in the US to tailor learning to women’s student development theory.