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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  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 1,489 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ursinus acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Biology, Economics, and Psychology. Graduating 77% of students, Ursinus alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
601 E. Main St
Collegeville, PA 19426
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Ursinus College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$31,812/ 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
$32,962/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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
1,489Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
37%
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
97%
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
77%
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 Reviews

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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.
At Ursinus College, I was able to make friends and connections very easily. The professors are personable and always know your name after just a few classes. The classes are small so it is easy to participate and ask questions. The coaches of all sports teams make sure that students are putting their academics first.
I am able to continue most of my extracurriculars from high school here and still have enough time to get all my homework done. The campus is beautiful and just down the street are restaurants and grocery stores. The Student Activities Office always has fun and cheap activities planned for students to mingle or to get off campus for a day trip on the weekends.