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Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

Ursinus College Admissions

The acceptance rate at Ursinus College is 82%. Last year, 3,237 students applied to Ursinus College and 2,661 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Ursinus College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 5/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Ursinus College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Ursinus College's admissions stats.

Ursinus College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Mean SAT Score 1282
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 36%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
Waitlist Yes

Ursinus College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Ursinus College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes December 1 December 15
Early Decision II Yes February 1 –
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 5 1 –

Considering 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.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by December 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due February 1.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Ursinus College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Ursinus College is 98%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 82%.

Ursinus College accepts around 9% of early action applicants and 82% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Ursinus College admitted 49 of the 50 students who applied early decision. In 2022, Ursinus College admitted 1,685 of the 1,878 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.

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

More on Ursinus College Admissions

Transferring to Ursinus College

For more information on transferring to Ursinus College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Ursinus College

Ursinus College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Ursinus College?

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

Admissions Factors at Ursinus College

What does Ursinus College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Ursinus College for more information on admission factors.

Ursinus College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview – √ – –
Other Requirements – – √ home schooled students must include detailed information about the depth of their curriculum, including reading lists and standardized tests
Transcript(S) of College Record – – – –
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S) – – – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 – – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ursinus College?

Students admitted to Ursinus College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41.2% submitted a class rank. At Ursinus College 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Ursinus College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 27.82%
3.75 and 3.99 18.11%
3.50 and 3.74 17.32%
3.25 and 3.49 13.91%
3.00 and 3.24 13.65%
2.50 and 2.9 8.4%
2.00 and 2.49 0.79%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Ursinus College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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 2022, 36% of Ursinus College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Ursinus College?

To be competitive with other Ursinus College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1200 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Ursinus College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Ursinus College student is 1282.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ursinus College students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ursinus College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

To be most competitive at Ursinus College, you should strive to earn between 28 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ursinus College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ursinus College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.

More Information on Transferring to Ursinus College

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

Ursinus College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ursinus College?

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

Does Ursinus College accept transfer credits?

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

β€’ CLEP subject tests β€’ DSST/DANTES

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 probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Ursinus College's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Ursinus College is 82%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ursinus College?

βœ… Ursinus College's early decision acceptance rate was 98% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Ursinus College?

βœ… The early action acceptance rate at Ursinus College was 9% in 2021.

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Ursinus College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ursinus College is May 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1370


Math SAT Range

580 - 690


Reading SAT Range

600 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1370 and Above


1200 to 1370


1200 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ursinus College students is 1282. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ursinus College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ursinus College.

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 3.59. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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