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Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

Ursinus College Admissions

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Ursinus College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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Ursinus College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 29%
Mean SAT Score 1272
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 9%
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 15
Early Decision II Yes February 1 ––
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes May 1 ––

Want to Apply 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.

🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due February 1.

🗓️ 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 89%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 83%. In 2022, Ursinus College admitted 80 of the 90 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of getting in. 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 demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive 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

In 2022, Ursinus College waitlisted 27 students and 24 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 7 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Ursinus College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Ursinus College Application Requirements

To apply to Ursinus College, all applicants 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)
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
Standardized Test Scores
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 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 38.8% submitted a class rank. At Ursinus College 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54% were in the top 25% and 82% 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 21.48%
3.75 and 3.99 17.32%
3.50 and 3.74 17.09%
3.25 and 3.49 18.71%
3.00 and 3.24 12.93%
2.50 and 2.9 11.32%
2.00 and 2.49 1.15%

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 looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 34% of Ursinus College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 9% 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 aim to earn between 1200 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Ursinus College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 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 1272.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ursinus College students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ursinus College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Ursinus College?

To be most competitive at Ursinus College, you should strive to earn between 27 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 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ursinus College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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:

• 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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Ursinus College?

❌ No, Ursinus College is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Ursinus College's acceptance rate?

✅ Ursinus College has an acceptance rate of 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ursinus College?

✅ Ursinus College's early decision acceptance rate was 89% 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


27 to 32


27 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ursinus College is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Ursinus College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Ursinus College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1350


Math SAT Range

590 - 680


Reading SAT Range

610 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


1200 to 1350


1200 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ursinus College students is 1272. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ursinus College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1350 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 3.53. 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 © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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