|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Ursinus College and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #86 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,792 out of 3,530 applicants were admitted making Ursinus College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Ursinus College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Ursinus College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 66% of students submit SAT scores and 19% submit ACT scores.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1250|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ursinus College?
Ursinus College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1350 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1250 to 1350||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1150 to 1250||Avg -||69%-79%|
|1050 to 1150||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 1050||Low||<57%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ursinus College?
Admission data indicates that Ursinus College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ursinus College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>86%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||79%-86%|
|24 to 27||Avg -||69%-79%|
|21 to 24||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 21||Low||<57%|
What GPA do you need to get into Ursinus College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Ursinus College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ursinus College was 3.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.65 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ursinus College accepts 79% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||25%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||12%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||8%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.65 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
70% of Ursinus College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||33%|
|Top 25% of class||70%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Bottom 50% of class||6%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||17%||15%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Ursinus College is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Ursinus College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216524 IPEDS survey data for Ursinus College.
66% of students submit their SAT scores to Ursinus College. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
79% of those who apply are granted admission to Ursinus College. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1350. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.