Ursinus College

409 reviews
  1. Collegeville, PA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Ursinus College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
601 E. Main St
Collegeville, PA 19426

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
83%
SAT Range
1060-1280
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$31,490/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,807/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,023/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,092/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,517/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,161/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,662Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Chill
    15%
  • Ignorant, but nice
    15%
  • Intellectual
    15%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Community
    37%
  • Supportive
    37%
  • Encoouraging
    16%
  • Phony
    5%
  • Waste
    5%

After Ursinus College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

409 reviews
  • Excellent
    66
  • Very Good
    147
  • Average
    144
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    15
This school is not worth their advertising. They do not portray an accurate student experience to prospective students--making sure to gloss over all of their issues right until you move in on campus. The dining hall is disgusting; it was slapped with fourteen health violations last semester after an outbreak of Norovirus. The classes are mostly dull due to lack of student interest or participation. Expect crickets in the classroom and disruptive, drunken freshmen all over campus on the weekend. Their budget seems to emphasize more on athletics and "new, innovative programs" than the liberal arts or theater. Ursinus boasts an inflated percentage of medical school acceptances, something like &gt;90% of pre-med students--while failing to mention that the majority of pre-med students drop out of the track after the first year, due to the rigor and lack of support in large classes that were designed to eliminate students. The college advertises a close-knit, intellectual community--but the administration (especially its residence life) do not care about about your college experience. The lack of diversity, rampant sexual assault/binging culture, and drained funding remain largely unaddressed issues on campus and are not expected to change by the time you might graduate.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
My school is very community-based. I know so many people, probably more than I knew in high school, and they are all really nice, easy to talk to, and smart. These classes that I'm taking are very hard my first year, because I am taking biology, chem, German, and a common intellectual course along with a one credit philosophy course. There's a lot of work involved; however, I feel that it is all going to be worth it in the end. This college has professors that are willing to help, and want to see you succeed. Classes are small to really get to know your professor. It makes it a more enjoyable time learning. I love my school so much, and I would not want to go anywhere else!
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 8 2015
If I had to do it all over again I probably wouldn't choose Ursinus, but this isn't to say it's a bad school. It 's very small and isn't in a lively area which makes for a great, supportive community since most activities are on campus. However it also means that it can be "cliquey" and you can feel isolated from everyone and everywhere other than Collegeville. So, socially, it's not the best, especially if you're not on a sports team or in greek life. Academically it's challenging but manageable. The professors are great for the most part and there are very interesting courses. For me the good academics outweigh the poor social life, but I do wish that there were more opportunities to do things on weekends. So, it depends on what kind of person you are and what you want; if you thrive in a small environment with a lot of support and individualized attention available and don't care too much about being social on the weekends then you'll like Ursinus. If being social is important to you and you like being in lecture settings then you probably won't like Ursinus.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago