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Ursinus College Admission Requirements

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Ursinus College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.9%
Admission Difficulty for Ursinus College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Ursinus College and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #51 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,382 out of 3,361 applicants were admitted making Ursinus College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent. Ursinus College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Ursinus College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
66%
SAT Scores for Ursinus College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Ursinus College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1230

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Ursinus College typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ursinus College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >81%
1230 to 1320 Avg + 71%-81%
1140 to 1230 Avg - 59%-71%
1050 to 1140 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 1050 Low <46%
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Ursinus College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for Ursinus College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Ursinus College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ursinus College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ursinus College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >82%
25 to 28 Avg + 71%-82%
23 to 25 Avg - 62%-71%
21 to 23 Reach 51%-62%
Less than 21 Low <51%
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Ursinus College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.65*
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Ursinus College accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ursinus College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 40% Good
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.

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Ursinus College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,786 1,575 3,361
Accepted 1,321 1,061 2,382
Acceptance Rate 74% 67% 71%
Enrolled 177 201 378
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 19% 16%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
84

Applicants have 84 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ursinus College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Ursinus College prefer SAT or ACT?

66% of students submit their SAT scores to Ursinus College. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Ursinus College?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to Ursinus College. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Ursinus College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1320. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Ursinus College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.