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Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA 4-Year Private

About Ursinus College

Ursinus College is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Collegeville, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

Founded in 1869, Ursinus College currently enrolls around 1,435 students a year, including 1,435 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Ursinus College's endowment was valued at $137,883,476 in 2021. The school spends $14,801 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Ursinus College

Acceptance rate: 79%

Average GPA: 3.25

Mean ACT score: 27

Mean SAT score: 1243

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Ursinus College in 2019?

Admission to Ursinus College is moderately difficult. Ursinus College accepts around 79 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.25 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1243. The mean ACT scores is 27.

In 2021, 125 applicants were waitlisted and 16 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Ursinus College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Ursinus College, around 89 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 456 students who started at Ursinus College as first-time freshman, 340 graduate within four years.

Ursinus College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 79 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $42,113 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Ursinus College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Ursinus College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

601 East Main Street Collegeville, PA 19426

Campus Setting: Suburban

Ursinus College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ursinus College is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ursinus College is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ursinus College ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


23 to 28


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ursinus College is 27. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Ursinus College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Ursinus College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

560 - 660


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

0 and Above


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Ursinus College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ursinus College is like? There are approximately 1,435 students enrolled at Ursinus College. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from PA and 39% percent of students are from other states.


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