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Reviews 367 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is always campus safety walking around especially at night. They walk around the parties to make sure everything and everyone is okay. Not to bust people for drinking, they will never do that unless people are publicly throwing up or urinating. The campus safety office is in the center of campus and very accessible. There are also several blue emergency polls on campus. I can walk back to my dorm from a party alone no problem I never feel unsafe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: the courses are tough but they are not impossible. The professors are very wiling to help and they want you to succeed in the classroom. The biggest class I have ever had was 50 students which was for bio and the smallest class I had was 14. Most of the larger classes are more lecture and are you just taking notes while the smaller classes get you involved which allows you to become closer to your professors.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is known to have excellent academics and a degree from here is not overlooked. There is a job/internship fair that is held every spring which allows students to talk to future employers and set up summer internships and jobs post graduation.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are not the best. BPS is better than BWC in relation to cleanliness and amount of bathrooms but BWC is in the center of campus and it makes walks to buildings a lot shorter. The Best housing is North/Richter and New. Reimert suites are decent but because that is where the party scene is, you might not get a lot of work done on the weekends. But if you ever have the chance to live there you should take it. The Main street houses vary. Some are extremely nice like the president's old house and some are pretty old.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are only a handful of national frats and sororities on campus. Most of them are local. They have great parties but no one is ever pressured into joining one or thinks they need to. There is no separation between non- Greeks and Greeks. Everyone parties together and they are not exclusive to only other Greek organizations.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: When a team is doing well there are usually a lot of people at the games. The other men's sports team create a student section when they are not in season for the men's teams that are in season and they are rowdy which is a lot of fun. Our teams here are pretty good especially Men's lacrosse. The facilities here are very clean and nice but the weight room could be bigger with more equipment, especially in the winter when everyone is training and using the weights.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Because the school is so small we are a pretty close knit community. You do not get that on a big campus and it makes getting to know your professors so much better and you are able to connect with them on personal levels.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus other than trying to cross Main Street, a girl got hit by a car and killed in December trying to cross the street. The campus is located in a very low crime area, so even walking to Wawa at three in the morning I feel safe. If anything bad were to happen on campus, the campus safety officers are all really old and don't seem like they could to much (I could take them if I had to).

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The networking is pretty good, I always meet people who know someone who went to Ursinus. The Career and Professional Development office is an amazing resource for finding internships, creating a resume, or looking for shadowing opportunities.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the professors at this school. Most of them are very nice and welcoming of questions. They will help you, but you need to put in the effort to find time to meet with them to ask questions.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are very conveniently located on campus because they are very close to everything. The lottery system works well if you get a good number, or are fortunate enough to get to room with an upperclassman. There are houses that are about ten blocks away from the school (literally at the end of Collegeville because it is THAT small). If you are unfortunate enough to be placed in one of those houses, you better bring a bike.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are not that many options for students to join. I personally am thinking about rushing if I am forced to stay at this school for another semester solely for the fact of having a social life. If you are not Greek or on a sports team good luck finding a group to fit into or a good party to go to.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We are a division III school, so that should explain everything. Our teams are pretty bad and there is almost no school spirit. None of the people I know ever want to go to a sporting event. And if you are not on a sports team good luck making friends or having a social life.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my classes, but the social scene leaves much to be desired. I love my professors and the staff in the Career and Professional Development office are all really nice. But there is absolutely nothing to do here on the weekends if you are not friends with/in a sorority or fraternity or on a sports team and I am so bored here on the weekends and most nights. The school claims to be open minded and "encourages you to speak your mind" but I have never met more closed minded people in my life. I feel like I am in high school 2.0. If you want any form of a social life in college, I would not recommend this place. It feels like a prison.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety does a great job protecting faculty and students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far it seems like professors really care about the students individually and are willing to work on on one.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ursinus has a great reputation!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I wish there was air conditioning, newer buildings and more options.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Many people, athletes and non athletes, are part of greek life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Its a huge part of the school and the social life on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the people and the atmosphere.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety is very helpful and make me feel safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I know that Ursinus has a lot of connections for students, but as a freshman, I haven't seen much of it yet.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are extremely helpful when you are confused. My only problem is that heading takes them awhile to complete.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I hate the lottery system because the lower classes will always get bad rooms. We should pick where we live based on preference not class. Ursinus is stingy with single rooms.

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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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