Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeB
Ursinus College is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
Ursinus College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
After Ursinus College
- Very Good147
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 >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