Ursinus College

Ursinus College

Ursinus College, located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, was established in 1869. Commonly abbreviated as UC, the college sits on 170 acres. The college has been rated among the 'Best 361 Colleges 'in America by the Princeton Review and has also received an A+ rating by the U.S. News America's Best Colleges. The college provides undergraduate courses for students and offers over 20 study programs.

The athletics department of UC fields teams for a number of varsity athletic sport such as basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, baseball as well as track and field events. The college offers financial aid in the form of scholarships such as The Tower Scholarships, The Ursinus Scholarships and The Steinbright and Zacharias National Scholarships.

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Contacting Ursinus College

Ursinus College
601 E. Main St
Collegeville , PA 19426-1000
General Phone: (610) 409-3000

Ursinus College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts140American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Science68biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling39psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26health and physical education
Media24mass communication
Business and Management22business management
Conservation and Resource Management14environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts6dance, drama
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, philosophy and religious studies
Art Studies2art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Ursinus College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree36533
Associate's degree01

Ursinus College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ursinus College had a total enrollment of 1,583 students (1,576 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 46%
20-21 45%
22-24 8%
25-29 0%
35-39 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey20%
New York5%
(International Students)1%

Ursinus College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %

Ursinus College Room and Board (2007)

Ursinus College offers campus housing for 1,586 of its 1,576 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Collegeville, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ursinus College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560670
SAT Math560670
SAT Writing560660
ACT Verbal2529
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2529

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT18%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Ursinus College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 36,910
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 36,910
Room and board $ 8,800
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Ursinus College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 338500)

Ursinus College Faculty

Ursinus College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1816
Non-tenured and not on tenure track811

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year25$92,47113$91,329
Associate professoracademic year17$71,63617$71,229
Assistant professoracademic year22$65,80921$64,498
Instructoracademic year2*5$53,340
All faculty totalacademic year66$77,16856$71,774

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ursinus College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Centennial Conference
Basketball Centennial Conference
Baseball Centennial Conference
Track Centennial Conference

Ursinus College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies


Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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