Ursinus College

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
4-year Private university


Ursinus College is a private institution established in 1869 with a suburban setting located at Collegeville. It is ranked 86 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $56,176 (2024). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,527. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#86 in National Liberal Arts College
Location Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1869
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
1,527 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $59,176
Outstate Tuition Fee $59,176
Room and Board Fees $15,064
$35,688 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


81% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$100 Application Fee
3.6 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, DET Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

native language is not English and/or courses are not taught in English

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$47,201 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$38,581 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $75,962
72% Students with need received Financial Aid
30.3% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Zacharias Honors
Total Worth $40,000 per year
Eligibility Incoming freshmen with academic achievement and leadership
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Ursinus Gateway Scholarship
Total Worth $35,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria ACT of 28+ or SAT of 1300+
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Founders Award
Total Worth $3,000/year
Eligibility Students residing within 50 miles of campus are eligible to receive a $3,000 Founders Award from the college
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Legacy Scholarship
Total Worth $2,500/year
Details $2,500 awarded to admitted applicants who are the children, siblings, grandchildren, nieces or nephews of Ursinus students and alumni.


1,527 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
85% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
69% Students graduate within 6 years