Ursinus

Ursinus College

601 E Main St, Collegeville, United States
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  • Textbook Notes
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  • Study Guides
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  • Currently Enrolled
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  • Previously Enrolled
    5

Overview of Ursinus College (Ursinus)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,507
    • Men:713 (47.3%)
    • Women:794 (52.7%)

Location

Admission Information (Ursinus)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Ursinus College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
July 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
601 East Main Street
City, State, Zip
Collegeville, PA  19426
Phone
(610) 409-3200
Fax
(610) 489-0627
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 1, February 1
Early Decision Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 15, Rolling, notification begins March 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Home schooled students must include detailed information about the depth of their curriculum, including reading lists and standardized tests recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 3,488 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 1,876 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 1,612 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
420 (15%) of 2,728 admitted students enrolled
Women
208 (14%) of 1,521 admitted students enrolled
Men
212 (18%) of 1,207 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
601 average |550-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
607 average |560-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
28%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
20%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Ursinus)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,050 (76.4070344382138%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,750 (18.716420539620092%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.467954552127066%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,322 (3.4085904700390475%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ursinus College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003385
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
361 (89.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
305 (84.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
305 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
92 (30.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$41,196
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 303 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $35,326
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 211 (69.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,720
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 85 (27.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
87 (21.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,457

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,256 (84.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,121 (89.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,121 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
284 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$40,845
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,115 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,433
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 823 (73.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,929
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 236 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
345 (23.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,065

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$39,026
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,879

Academics & Instruction (Ursinus)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


121

Part-Time Faculty


50

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


65%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 52% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 70% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
422,827

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Ursinus College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


74.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


76.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


76.8%

Programs & Majors (Ursinus)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life (Ursinus)

Location & Geography

Population


5,144

Nearest Metropolitan Area


170 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
Collegeville
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Norristown

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


94% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


6%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bears
School Colors
Red, old gold, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, field hockey, football, sand volleyball, soccer, triathlon

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ursinus College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, ursinus college student government, best buddies, the grizzly student newspaper, gender sexuality alliance

Sororities


32% of women participate

Fraternities


18% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,489

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,507
Women
794
Men
713

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.4% Asian
  • 7.3% Black/African-American
  • 7.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.1% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


2.4% from 20 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources (Ursinus)

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