Location
Collegeville, PA
Undergrads
1,651
Tuition
$43,270
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 417 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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Athletics: Ursinus is a very involved campus, and there are loads of student athletes here. Students are always offering amazing support by watching important games, matches, and meets.

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Guys & Girls: For some reason, a lot of the guys here are short.

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Guys & Girls: Students at Ursinus are generally pretty good-looking people who are out to work hard and have a good time. For the most part, students do well in school and try hard to get good grades, but they also like to have fun. Some people are heavy drinkers, and for them, the drinking scene is great. But I don't drink, and I have found plenty of friends to just hang out with, and we have just as much fun.

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Guys & Girls: The boys are pigs, and the girls are drunken idiots. Welcome to college.

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Guys & Girls: I love the guys on campus. A lot of them are smart, athletic, and pretty hot.

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Guys & Girls: The guys and girls on this campus are usually pretty friendly. A lot of them are smart, too, and this makes them even more attractive. There's always going to be a fair share of beautiful girls, handsome guys, ugly people, and everyone else in between. But the people on this campus are outgoing and intelligent, and as a result, pretty damn attractive.

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Guys & Girls: The campus is so small that it makes it a bit more difficult for there to be one-night stands. Word spreads around fast, and unless you had your one-nighter completely in the dark, you'll definitely see who you spent that night with before the week is over. It can be a little embarrassing sometimes.

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Guys & Girls: I think most people on campus are friendly. There is a mix of people, just like anywhere else. And of course there are hot guys are girls.

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Guys & Girls: I don't understand why so many incoming freshmen insist on maintaining a relationship with their high school partner! Sometimes it's very tough to find a good person to date here.

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Guys & Girls: There are a lot of good-looking people on campus, and the best part is that most of them are usually smart and friendly, which is a bonus. It's a small campus, so it can be a bit intimidating because on any given day, there is always the chance that you'll meet someone who has previously rejected you.

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Guys & Girls: The students are all really nice and outgoing at Ursinus. There are girls and guys who are attractive, geeky, athletic, whatever. There are all different types of people and groups here, but the typical student is usually a nice, outgoing person who is anxious to meet new people. I love the students at Ursinus because everyone gets along.

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Guys & Girls: I don't think the girls are that attractive. Some are absolutely stunning, but they're either taken or have such hideous character flaws that I don't want to bother with them. The rest of the girls are rather plain and comely.

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Guys & Girls: It's rather difficult to say what the guys and girls are like since everyone has their own taste. I will say that almost everybody on campus is friendly, so it isn't too hard to meet people you could eventually develop a friendship or relationship with.

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Guys & Girls: The guys are alright-it depends on which ones, though. The girls are nice, too. Some are just drunk idiots, but that's everywhere, I guess.

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Guys & Girls: The guys and girls are like anywhere else, I guess. I found my guy here.

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Guys & Girls: The guys all seem cool, and, yes, the girls are hot!

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Guys & Girls: Everyone is extremely friendly, which is one of the things that attracted me to this school. At other places, I always encountered individuals with a `better than you' attitude, which really turned me off. Are the students hot? Oh baby, the girls are dead sexy!

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Guys & Girls: A lot of the people are friendly, but there aren't too many attractive available students around. The good-looking ones are usually taken.

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Diversity: "We are extremely diverse. It's something I think Ursinus prides itself on."

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Diversity: "The campus is very economically diverse. It is somewhat ethnically diverse. Politically, it is very diverse. Everyone is different at Ursinus, but we all get along. Diversity isn't a problem."

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Diversity: "We're diverse, for sure. There are members of my fraternity who are from different backgrounds and have different beliefs. It opened my eyes to what other people are like."

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Diversity: "Everyone seems to be white Democrat bio majors."

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Diversity: "Economically, the majority of the people are in the upper-middle or upper-class because it is such an expensive school, but there are some exceptions to that because large scholarships are given out. Ethnically, I would say that there are different races represented, but probably not to the extent of other schools. Politically, I would say that there is a pretty even split, though it is not a major issue for most people."

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Diversity: "The campus lacks slightly in diversity, but I do think that they are trying to change that. There are programs and things for minority students."

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Diversity: "The so-called diversity on campus is a sham. Most white students hang out with white students, and black students hang out with black students. The international students hang out with one another. There are a few people who socialize with people of different colors, but nobody seems to be willing to break the color boundaries."

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Students love this school, despite its drawbacks. It is not big or in a nice cultural area; the town offers little to do; and the food on campus definitely could use improvement. But Ursinus' strength lies in its excellent academic program, and the students and professors are a tight-knit group. There are no graduate students that teach classes here. Instead, almost all courses are taught by someone with a doctorate or the highest degree in their field. The professors have a passion for what they teach, and this bleeds into the passion students get when they learn new material. Of course, this doesn't mean that the professors are perfect. Some hold themselves in very high regard because of their degrees, others forget that students aren't quite at their level, and several assign insane amounts of work with brutal deadlines. But that's college—students are forced to manage their time and push themselves academically to new levels, and professors do their best to ensure that students successfully make the leap from high school to college.

The town of Collegeville is picturesque in parts, but it doesn't have much for college students to do. Ursinus is a secure campus with not-so-wonderful campus food, but there are lots of off-campus options. Philadelphia is close but still far enough away for Ursinus to be removed from a large-city setting. In general, this is a small school in a small town. Most students will graduate having met almost everyone who goes here, while also receiving an excellent education. Ursinus is becoming increasingly recognized in the world of colleges. Harvard, for example, has cited Ursinus as an inspiration for its own programs in academics and study abroad. The College has a lot of wonderful aspects, and it has a lot of potential to become one of the finest schools on the East Coast—that is, if students can still tolerate the food by then.

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