Ursinus is a church-affiliated college of arts and sciences. Founded in 1869, it adopted coeducation in 1881. Its 165-acre campus is located in Collegeville, 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Website: www.ursinus.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,435
Undergraduate
Students
(50.7%) 727 Women
(49.3%) 708 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 3,361 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.25
SAT Math
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
618 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,052
Tuition and Fees
$53,610
Room and Board
$13,120
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$43,351
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$42,113
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
122
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 52% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Collegeville Population
5,144 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bears
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
8.0% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.9% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students
2.2% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
601 East Main Street
City, State, Zip
Collegeville, PA 19426
Phone
(610) 409-3200
Fax
(610) 489-0627
E-mail
admission@ursinus.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 1, February 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, Rolling
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Home schooled students must include detailed information about the depth of their curriculum, including reading lists and standardized tests recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 3,361 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 1,786 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 1,575 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
420 (18%) of 2,382 admitted students enrolled
Women
178 (13%) of 1,321 admitted students enrolled
Men
201 (19%) of 1,061 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
87% of 78 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
82% of 1,456 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
125
Students Accepting Wait List Position
22
Students Admitted From Wait List
16

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.25
3.75 and Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
618 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
59%
Score of 500 - 600
30%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
14%
Score of 24 - 29
61%
Score of 18 - 23
21%
Score of 12 - 17
4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$70,052
Tuition and Fees
$53,610
Room and Board
$13,120
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,322
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003385
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
349 (89.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
304 (84.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
304 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
78 (30.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$43,351
Need-Based Gift
Received by 297 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,891
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 231 (69.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,781
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 57 (27.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
71 (21.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $27,820

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,201 (84.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,071 (89.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,071 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
259 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$42,001
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,060 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $35,652
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 818 (73.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,463
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 182 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
318 (23.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,984

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$42,113
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,851
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
122
Part-Time Faculty
49
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
78%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 52% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 70% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
625,265
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Collegeville Population
5,144 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
170 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Collegeville
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Norristown

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bears
School Colors
Red, old gold, and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Gymnastics x      
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Gymnastics x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Gymnastics    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, sand volleyball, soccer, triathlon

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, ursinus college student government, best buddies, the grizzly student newspaper, gender sexuality alliance
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,435
Women
727 (50.7%)
Men
708 (49.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,408
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
8.0% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.9% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students.
2.2% from 20 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
77.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
76.8%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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