Campus Housing

Location
Collegeville, PA
Undergrads
1,651
Tuition
$43,270
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For the price i would expect things to be a little better.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Fairly average, but it really depends on which dorm you get. My dorm was fine. Mostly it would depend on the students. Some halls had rowdier students some didn't. There were a lot of problems with cleanliness in the freshman dorms, but I think that had more to do with poor student behavior than with any problems with the janitorial staff. All in all, the rooms and amenities are quite average.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Ursinus's dorms are really nice. Reimert is an awesome idea if you have a big group of friends. The freshman building are really nice.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are not very comfortable, but once you get to the upperclassman dorms, they are really nicely maintained. All the on-campus housing is very close to the main buildings, so you never have to walk very far.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are all good sizes except the single dorms are very small. There are no elevators in the freshman dorms, so good luck moving your stuff in. The staff does a great job in cleaning, though. There are a lot of dorms to choose from and even houses for the same price as the dorm. It's, however, expensive; I might move to an apartment next year.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 209th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 283rd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 511st
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 955th
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

All incoming freshmen are clustered in one of three buildings—BPS, BWC, or on the first floor of New Hall. This ensures that all freshmen get to know people from their class and live with students who know as little about the school as they do. There are upperclassman RAs to help out the freshmen, of course. More freshmen end up in BPS than in BWC, although the rooms in BWC are much bigger and nicer. Since the campus is so small, all five dorm buildings are close to the center of things. The residential village, across the street from campus, offers dozens of student houses. The quality and condition for each varies. Some—such as Wicks, Hobson, and Musser—are very well kept, and others are not.

After freshman year, students are given the choice to live wherever they like, although their chances of getting what they want lies with the room lottery selection. Naturally, upperclassmen have the first pick. And, except in the freshman dorms and special interest houses, students can "squat" or keep the room they have. However, the really good rooms are usually in the special interest houses, where one has to earn a spot. But fear not, each student is guaranteed four years of on-campus residency.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,658
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
95%
Freshmen Living On Campus
99%
Number of Dormitories
5
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
31
Best Freshman Dorms
Beardwood-Paisley-Stauffer (BPS)
Best Upperclassman Dorms
New Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Brodbeck-Wilkinson-Curtis (BWC)
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Main Street houses
Best Dorms
Richter-North
Worst Dorms
Reimert
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV connection
  • Chair
  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Internet access
  • Phone line
Also Available
There are quiet houses/areas and substance-free living options. There are also special interest and special application houses, mostly located on Main Street.
Did You Know?
Ursinus College is featured in Montgomery County Ghost Stories due to numerous residence halls being supposedly haunted. Strange activity has been reported in Clamer Hall, two ghosts are said to haunt Hobson Hall, and some residents of Reimert Hall have reported being woken up by a ghost tapping on a window. Schreiner Hall and Richter-North are also rumored to be haunted.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Beardwood-Paisley-Stauffer (BPS)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Nice lawn in front of building
Brodbeck-Wilkinson-Curtis (BWC)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Located in the middle of campus
New Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, lounges with flat-screen TVs, study lounges
Reimert Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, courtyard in middle of building
Richter-North Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, designated quiet living area, elevator

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

201 Ninth Ave.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, apartments
30/32 Sixth Ave.
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
424/426 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
444 Main St.
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites
624 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
732 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Art House
Number of Units: 9
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Everyone in this house is interested in art.
Barber Shop/Music and Arts House - 476 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Studio common room where residents can paint, play, and record
Clamer Hall
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Cloake Hall - 811 Main St.
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Africana Studies and American History House
Commonwealth - 500 Main St.
Number of Units: 25–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Duryea Hall - 612 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Elliott House - 785 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Fetterolf House - 554 Main St.
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, doubles
Hillel House
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: This house is for students connected to Jewish culture or who are interested in Judaism and Jewish studies.
33 Sixth Ave.
Hobson Hall - 568 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Residents complete one community involvement project each year.
Community Service House
Isenberg Hall - 801 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Keigwin Hall - 513 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, doubles, triples
Lynnewood Hall - 702 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Maples Hall - 512 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, doubles
Musser Hall - 23 Sixth Ave.
Number of Units: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Residents complete a project with an international theme.
Olevian Hall
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Omwake Hall - 701 Main
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Schaff Hall
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, quads
Special Features: This house serves as the Queer House, an inclusive space that accepts individuals of all gender identities.
Schreiner Hall
Number of Units: 25–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Sprankle Hall
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Sturgis Hall - 26 Sixth Ave.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Single, doubles
Todd Hall - 724 Main St.
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Wellness House - 777 Main St.
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, doubles
Special Features: House is substance-free and a quiet house; residents work on programs to educate the campus on physical, emotional, and social well-being.
Wicks Honors House
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Must be a senior with a 3.0 GPA to apply, quiet house
Zwingli Hall
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Outdoor recreation house

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