#17 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Ursinus College

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

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Ursinus College overview
Location Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Online ursinus.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Ursinus College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Ursinus College is a private liberal arts college located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, a suburban setting approximately 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Founded in 1869, the college occupies a 170-acre campus known for its inviting, red-brick Collegiate Gothic architecture. Ursinus offers more than 60 majors and minors with a strong emphasis on undergraduate research and interdisciplinary studies. Particularly recognized for its science programs, Ursinus has a notable Health and Exercise Physiology Department and is also home to the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art. Student housing is a significant aspect of campus life, with a variety of residential options including traditional dormitories, suite-style accommodations, and special interest housing. The college maintains a holistic and moderately selective admissions process. Although Ursinus is not principally known for its athletics, it competes in Division III of the NCAA as the Bears, offering a range of sports programs for student-athletes.

In the most recent statistical year 3,237 prospective students applied, and 2,661 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 381 enrolled in the school.  1,502 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 25 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $58,016 plus fees of $0. Ursinus College is ranked 214 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Ursinus College is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1180/1380
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.53

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due May 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Ursinus College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $14,624
Budget for Other Expenses$2,322
Total One Year Cost$75,962

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$58,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

80% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Ursinus College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 24%
Biology 17%
Psychology 9%
English and Literature 7%
Foreign Languages 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216524 IPEDS survey data for Ursinus College.

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