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Ursinus College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Ursinus College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 1 and the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Ursinus College?

Ursinus College offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Ursinus College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Ursinus College is 87%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 79%. Ursinus College accepts about 82% of early action applicants* and 79% all applicants for all deadlines.. Last year,, Ursinus College admitted 68 of the 78 students who applied early decison. Last year, Ursinus College admitted 1,192 of the 1,456 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Ursinus College

Getting into Ursinus College is moderately difficult. Ursinus College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Ursinus College **accepted 79% of students, around 2,792 of the 3,530 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Ursinus College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2019, Ursinus College waitlisted 125 students. Of those, 22 eventually were offered a spot.

What's Most Important to Get In to Ursinus College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Ursinus College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Ursinus College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Ursinus College must submit the following items. Double check with Ursinus College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements home schooled students must include detailed information about the depth of their curriculum, including reading lists and standardized tests
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ursinus College?

Students admitted to Ursinus College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At Ursinus College 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Ursinus College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 50%

Ursinus College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2019, 64.4% of Ursinus College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27.4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Ursinus College?

The mean composite SAT score for a Ursinus College student is 1243.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ursinus College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ursinus College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Ursinus College?

To be most competitive at Ursinus College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ursinus College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ursinus College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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Transferring to Ursinus College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Ursinus College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Ursinus College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Ursinus College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ursinus College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ursinus College.

Does Ursinus College accept transfer credits?

Ursinus College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ursinus College accepts:

Does Ursinus College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Ursinus College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ursinus College?

No, Ursinus College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Ursinus College's acceptance rate?

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What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ursinus College?

Ursinus College's early decision acceptance rate was 87% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Ursinus College?

The early action acceptance rate at Ursinus College was 82% in 2021.

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Ursinus College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Ursinus College? Ursinus College is a somewhat selective institution. The Ursinus College acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

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Ursinus College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Ursinus College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.25. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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