Ursinus offers many incredibly challenging fields of study, and students often dig deep into their reserves to think critically about the problems professors give them. Ursinus College is one of the top undergraduate schools for research, and it has remarkable science professors. But don&'t worry—other departments are not neglected in favor of the sciences. History, English, and the arts all play a role in shaping the campus. Students work very hard to achieve good grades but not to the point of vicious, cutthroat competition that is seen at other schools. If anything, Ursinus students seem to be united, working together to overcome the academic obstacles thrown their way.
Academics are the College's strong point. The faculty is genuinely concerned with the students, and the teachers are extremely dedicated to their particular fields of study. Professors are required to take a sabbatical every once in a while to rededicate themselves to their specialty and focus on what they are passionate about. Their exuberance rubs off on students, making everyone here want to constantly achieve more. Ursinus students work very hard and learn a tremendous amount in four short years.