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Quick Facts About Ursinus College

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  • Founded in 1869, The mission of Ursinus is to enable students to become independent, responsible, and thoughtful individuals through a program of liberal education that prepares them to live creatively and usefully, and to provide leadership for their society in an interdependent world.
  • 1,750 students from 35 states and 12 countries
  • 20% students of color
  • 12:1 student/faculty ratio
  • 60 courses of study
  • Biology, Business & Economics, and English are the three majors with the most students
  • Ursinus is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • All students and faculty issued Dell Latitude D630 laptop computers
  • Ursinus is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Foundation List, Project Pericles, Project DEEP, the Annapolis Group and the Centennial Conference
  • Home to the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art
  • Featured in Loren Pope’s "Colleges That Change Lives"
  • Named a Hot College by Kaplan/Newsweek Guide
  • Former US Ambassador and Ursinus graduate  Joseph Melrose, is now Professor and Ambassador-in-Residence, Ursinus International Relations Program
  • The college is independent in character and has a growing $100,000,000 endowment
  • 170 acres, 25 miles from Philadelphia