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Reviews 399 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are very difficult but I know I am getting an excellent education out of it. The work load and stress factor is very high for me as a bio major on the pre-med track. Classes range from about 10-30 people and it is a very safe and productive learning environment. There are many types of classes to take and many requirements in different branches of the school such as art, history, sciences, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety makes me feel extremely safe while on campus and while partaking in school events. There was one major crime that involved outside people coming onto campus and breaking into a suite in Reimert but campus safety and the police were brought in quickly and students involved were relocated and helped efficiently and to further protect them the suite was evacuated for the rest of the year. Campus safety is very friendly, helpful, and easy to reach if ever in an emergency.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As a rising sophomore, I have only lived in one building which was the freshman dorm. Freshman are placed in one of two freshman dorm buildings, BPS or BWC. I lived in BPS and it was definitely more spacious when compared to BWC. I had a positive living experience there as I was friends with most people in my hall and I felt very safe as i kept my door open or unlocked almost all the time. Sometimes the halls and bathrooms would be messy but once the cleaning staff came around everything would be better and clean. The housing process is a lottery system where every student is assigned a number and then students pick in order of junior, sophomore, then freshman. It is a very effective system and worked fairly well.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: As a student athlete, I love our fields and facilities. Our gym is being run very well and fairly large which allows multiple teams and others to workout and there is still space and all time is spent effectively. Our fields are amazing and well maintained. Our nationally ranked field hockey team has their own field which is top of line for their sport. Most other teams share our main stadium but there are other practice fields in the lower parts of campus. Our school is 2/3 student athletes and therefore most students offer high support of each other and are invested in other teams on campus besides their own.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school offers amazing support in helping me succeed. Professors always offer their help and have office hours almost every day for your every need. The courses are very challenging but I know I am getting the best education and I am active student athlete and I find professors to be extremely helpful and supportive of how I must balance my time.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My professors are great. Some of them are weird and don't do anything but other than that they are there and know what they want to teach and try and help no matter what.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't had much experience with this but there is so many opportunities for research.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety is always there and very easy to get a hold of as well as other groups but it's not really talked about.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: You don't really go to sports unless you have friends on the team. It's not too much school spirit but the facilities are great!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and I am so happy I chose it. The classes are extremely difficult but the teachers are willing to work and help.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Have a lot to still experience about the school.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not too big on it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our sports teams are ok. Some are good. We have school spirit regularly.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Haven't had chance to experience the school fully. From my overnight visit it was pretty fun. Met a lot of new faces and friends.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The rooms are decently sized, I just wish they would use the heat/AC more in the buildings with air centralized.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The teams are great, but the school spirit is not the best.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are all friendly and remember you by name, so it's overall a nice college experience.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: At night sometimes I feel a little unsafe when walking around campus by myself. I'm a dancer involved with Escape Velocity, UCDC, and also Dance Team so I am at rehearsal sometimes until midnight. Maybe it was because I have lived "on campus" but not really since my house was not on campus grounds, it was just owned by the school. We have also had many incidents happen this year such as a robbery at Reimert and also a girl in my grade got killed in a car accident right out front of school. Safety service is ok. If you need campus safety they'll be there but they do not patrol the campus regularly t night. We never have any thefts from student to student though which is really nice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors I have had thus far have been great. They are very knowledgeable and want their students to succeed. The quality of the courses have been informational, I've learned a lot. There is a decent variety of courses offered and most class sizes are small which is really nice because you get to know the people in your class personally and you also get more personal attention from professors.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of jobs come from the people you know. Its honestly all about networking and making connections. You have to get involved and research internships and opportunities for your field in order to succeed. Getting a degree from this school is amazing and leads to many successful lives. Majority of those who graduate from Ursinus end up furthering their studies and going to grad, law, or Med school. Others have a great job coming right out of college. The career center is helpful in obtaining information on internship opportunities.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Honestly not worth the money. I love living on campus because of all of the friends I have made an it is also super convenient. However, dorms are absurdly small and have not been updated in what looks like forever. You would think that all of the money the school receives from tuition they would renovate the dorms. Freshman year I lived in the basement of BPS and it was awful. I had a total of around 10 people in my hall which was awful for it being my first year. At the end of freshman year, I got to experience the housing process which is THE WORST. The school assigns numbers to each person in the school, randomly, and this is the order we go in for choosing. You would think, logically, that they would just go in numerical order right? Nope. It goes by class, starting with rising seniors and ending with rising sophomores. So, needless to say, freshman into sophomore year you get screwed. Also, they "didn't have enough rooms" so my roommate and I were put on the wait list. Everyone knew their living space in mid April, and me? I didn't find out until July. I ended up picking a house with one of, I would say, the nicest rooms on campus. Our room actually consisted of three separate rooms, and even our own bathroom. However, it was a "far" (considering the size of the campus) walk. I honestly loved the room but did not enjoy that I felt very disconnected from campus and not very safe. If I could put that room on campus, I would live there every year. The rooms in the houses are definitely a whole lot nicer and roomier than the dorms. Except you do not get that effect of living in a college dorm because you're living with less people instead of a hall. Overall, the cost considering the rooms and even the cleanliness of the rooms is definitely not worth it and I think they should definitely consider a change soon because the school needs it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is mostly responsible for having parties on campus. However, Greek life also does things such as fundraisers for different charities and they also do community service. Some non-Greeks here view Greeks as cliquey but I think majority do not see them any differently. Without Greeks we would still have a good social atmosphere, maybe not as good, but it would still be there. There is sister housing for our sororities and brother housing for our fraternities. You do not have to be a sister or a brother to live in these houses which I think is pretty nice. If a sorority for example is looking for potentials to rush, they will ask girls if they'd like to live in sister housing. I have been asked a few times because I am a potential, however, I declined the offer because most of the houses are party houses and I don't think I would be able to focus on school work if music was blaring from a party downstairs.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our sports teams are ok. Some are good, some not so good. I feel as though we as a community have no school spirit when it comes to sporting events. Football games for example, you will find a handful of students and the rest of the stands will be parents or people not attending Ursinus. On days such as Homecoming, we do have school spirit but regularly, not many people attend our sporting event. There are many students involved in both varsity sports and intramural so you would think that many people would be there supporting them. Our athletic facilities are very nice considering the size of our school.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Ursinus and I could not see myself at any other school. All of the professors I have had thus far have been very knowledgeable in their field. The friends that I have made I know will last me a lifetime and I feel that I have had many experiences that I would not have had at another school. What makes Ursinus unique is the sense of community that we have on campus and the one on one attention we receive from our professors due to small class sizes. You know when you're walking around campus who attends the school and who is visiting. The only thing I wish was different about Ursinus is the cost of tuition I think is absurdly high. If I could do it again, I would choose Ursinus each time.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Ursinus isn't diverse as they say they are. There is a lot of racial tension at this school and being a minority is hard. Mostly everyone is homogeneous and in their own little bubble. Some groups and administration are trying to improve these things but a lot still needs to be done in order to improve the college's diversity and inclusion.


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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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