Ursuline College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Ursuline College Description:

Ursuline College, founded in 1871, is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church; the school was started by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland and was one of the first all-women colleges in the country. Now, Ursuline is co-educational. Located in Pepper Pike, Ohio, Ursuline is only about 13 miles east of downtown Cleveland. Academically, the school offers over 40 majors, with nursing, business administration, general studies, and psychology among the most popular. Academics are supported by an impressive 6 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Outside of the classroom, students can participate in a number of extra-curricular activities, ranging from academic clubs to recreational sports, to performing arts groups, to religious/faith-based activities and projects. On the athletic front, the Ursuline Arrows compete in the NCAA's Division II, within the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Popular sports include lacrosse, bowling, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Ursuline College Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,136 (645 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 7% Male / 93% Female
  • 72% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,940
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $9,964
  • Other Expenses: $1,724
  • Total Cost: $42,828

Ursuline College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,614
    • Loans: $7,108

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Nursing, Business Administration, Psychology, Management Information Systems, Design/Visual Communications, Studio/Fine Arts, Public Relations, Social Work, Humanities

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Bowling, Track and Field, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Ursuline and the Common Application

Ursuline College uses the Common Application.

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Ursuline College Mission Statement:

mission statement from their website

"Ursuline College offers a holistic education that transforms students for service, leadership and professional excellence by providing undergraduate and graduate programs that foster lifelong learning and personal wisdom in an environment characterized by:

  • Catholic and Ursuline heritage
  • Women-centered learning
  • Values-based curricula
  • Inclusive, global perspective"
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