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Study at Ursinus College

Ursinus College is found in Collegeville, PA. Collegeville is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at Ursinus College.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Ursinus College is known for its programs in mathematics, science, drama and performing arts, nutrition and exercise therapy, and liberal arts.

Ursinus College Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 550. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 560 and 660.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Ursinus College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 583 in 2007 at Ursinus College.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Ursinus College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Centennial Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Ursinus College is to enable students to become independent, responsible, and thoughtful individuals through a program of liberal education. That education prepares them to live creatively and usefully, and to provide leadership for their society in an interdependent world. "

Ursinus College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts171economics, English, political science, international relations, East Asian studies, history, Spanish language, social studies, . . .
Science95biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counselling37psychology
Business and Management36business management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy36health and physical Education
Media22mass communication, communication studies, media studies
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy and religious studies, philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts6drama, dance
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Art Studies3art studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science

Contact: Ursinus College

Ursinus College

601 E. Main St

Collegeville, PA 19426-1000

General Phone: (610) 409-3000


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