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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Ursinus is an above-average private college located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,408 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ursinus acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Biology, Economics, and Exercise Physiology. Graduating 79% of students, Ursinus alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,900.
601 E. Main St
Collegeville, PA 19426
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference

Ursinus College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1140-1320
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$31,351/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,578/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,408Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Friendly
    52%
  • Chill
    13%
  • Ignorant, but nice
    13%
  • Intellectual
    13%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Supportive
    41%
  • Community
    32%
  • Encoouraging
    14%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Phony
    5%
  • Waste
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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Ursinus College has an excellent Pre-Medicine and Biology department, with extremely helpful advisors. Class sizes are very small, so there is plenty of one-on-one help from professors. Furthermore, most professors practically live on campus, so office hours are always available. If your schedule does not fit their office hours, they are always more than happy to schedule a meeting with you outside of their hours!
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While students are pretty accepting of commuter students, the school doesn't even try to advertise that students can commute here. Commuters also don’t anything to help them meet people outside of classes. Many professors are understanding of bad weather but there are also many that still expect you to drive to campus and show up to class in unsafe driving conditions.
I also choose Ursinus because they advertise a great study abroad program, and the college is incredibly encouraging of study abroad. I learned that I would most likely have to pay room and board for the time that I was studying abroad. While they help students get scholarships if they need them, students won't know if they've received scholarships to study abroad until after they've submitted their applications for the program, which makes it difficult for low-income students to plan to be able to study abroad when they don't know if they'll get scholarships so that they can afford to.
I like how Ursinus is an above-average private college located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area (which is my favorite state). It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,489 undergraduate students (I like small institution). Popular majors include Biology, Economics, and Psychology (which are some things that I'm intersected in).