Ursinus College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Collegeville, PA
Website
www.ursinus.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
1,651
Part-Time Undergrads
29
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$43,270
Out-of-State Tuition
$43,270
Room & Board
$10,750
Acceptance Rate
70 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1620–1940
Average ACT Scores
24–29

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Annual Airband event
  • Awesome professors
  • Campus scenery
  • Free laptops

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Bias toward the sciences
  • Campus food
  • Campus food (again)
  • Certain dorms aren't great.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Ursinus Student Reviews

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4 College Freshman

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

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is cool with each other, it really is the perfect place to be.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Everyone gets their own computer and everything is well.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: We are a liberal arts school in the middle of nowhere pa. They cant be to strict and its awesome.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I really can't say much considering i do not have a car on campus.

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