Ursinus College Admissions Facts

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Ursinus College Bomberger Hall
Ursinus College Bomberger Hall. PennaBoy / Wikimedia Commons

Are you interested in attending Ursinus College? They accept more than three-quarters of all applicants. See more about their admissions requirements.

Located about 25 miles from Philadelphia in the small town of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Ursinus College has been finding itself moving up in the rankings recently. In fact, in the 2009 issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked Ursinus College #2 for "up-and-coming liberal arts colleges."

The college's 170-acre campus boasts an excellent art museum, observatory, and new performing arts facility. Ursinus's academic excellence has earned it membership in Phi Beta Kappa. With a 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio and student-centered curriculum, students at Ursinus can expect a lot of quality interaction with the faculty. In athletics, the Ursinus Bears compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields eleven men's and thirteen women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,556 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47 percent Male / 53 percent Female
  • 99 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,370
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,320
  • Other Expenses: $2,322
  • Total Cost: $65,012

Ursinus College Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100 percent
    • Loans: 68 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $31,156
    • Loans: $8,160

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, Health and Physical Education, International Relations, Media Studies, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 73 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 78 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling, Basketball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Soccer, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Field Hockey

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Ursinus College Mission Statement

mission statement from https://www.ursinus.edu/about/basic-facts/mission-statement/

"The mission of the College is to enable students to become independent, responsible, and thoughtful individuals through a program of liberal education. That education prepares them to live creatively and usefully, and to provide leadership for their society in an interdependent world. Liberal education is provided through an academic program that empowers the intellect, awakens moral sensitivity, and challenges students to improve society. Students gain intellectual curiosity, the capacity to think analytically, critically, and creatively, and the skill to express thoughts with logic, clarity, and grace. Further, they develop a deepened sense of human history and an understanding of who they are as persons, what they ought to do as citizens, and how they best can appreciate the diversity and ambiguity of contemporary experience."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

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