Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Ursinus College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Ursinus College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Ursinus College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Ursinus College and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #78 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,728 out of 3,488 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 27 percent. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Ursinus College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Ursinus College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Ursinus College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1280

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ursinus College?

Ursinus College typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ursinus College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >86%
1275 to 1370 Avg + 78%-86%
1180 to 1275 Avg - 68%-78%
1085 to 1180 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 1085 Low <55%
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Ursinus College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Ursinus College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Ursinus College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 #15 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ursinus College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ursinus College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >86%
27 to 30 Avg + 78%-86%
24 to 27 Avg - 68%-78%
21 to 24 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 21 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Ursinus College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

70% of Ursinus College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ursinus College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Ursinus College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,876 1,612 3,488
Accepted 1,521 1,207 2,728
Acceptance Rate 81% 75% 78%
Enrolled 200 202 402
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 17% 15%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ursinus College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Ursinus College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ursinus College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
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.