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Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,556
   Women 828 (53.2%)
   Men 728 (46.8%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 82% of 2,491 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.21 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 575 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 573 average
513-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $65,012
  Tuition and Fees $49,370
  Room and Board $12,320
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $37,879
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 117
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 45% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Collegeville Population 5,144 
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 96% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Bears
Sororities 25% of women participate
Fraternities 16% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
6.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.1% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students 2.1% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 73.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 21.4%