Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA

Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$53,610

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
59%
500-599
30%
400-499
3%
700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
39%
400-499
4%
30-36
14%
24-29
61%
18-23
21%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,382
Declined 979
Total Received 3,361
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Private

1,435

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Ursinus College is a highly-selective, private liberal arts college founded in 1869, and becoming coeducational in 1880. Its 170-acre campus is located in Collegeville, 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,435
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational

170-acre, suburban campus in Collegeville (population: 5,130), 25 miles from Philadelphia. Served by bus; major airport serves Philadelphia; train serves Norristown (15 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

Ursinus College
601 East Main Street
Collegeville
19426

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Ursinus College Student Government
  • Best Buddies
  • The Grizzly student newspaper
  • Gender Sexuality Alliance

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Air Band Competition
  • Ball at the Bellevue
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
78%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
59%
500-599
30%
400-499
3%
700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
39%
400-499
4%
30-36
14%
24-29
61%
18-23
21%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline February 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.25

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,382
Declined 979
Total Received 3,361

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $53,610
Room & board $13,120
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,572
Total $69,302
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Sand volleyball, Triathlon

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Fencing, Sand volleyball, Triathlon

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading, Fencing, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Economics
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Engineering
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

1,435

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,435
students

Female
51%
727

Male
49%
708

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,408
students

Female
51%
713

Male
49%
695

2%

27
students

Female
52%
14

Male
48%
13

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 89%
Student 4 year graduation rate 75%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

18

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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