Facts and Figures

  • Founded in 1869
  • Named for Zacharias Ursinus, a fearless and independent scholar
  • Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • Class size range: 15 - 20
  • 12:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Popular majors: biology, business and economics, English, psychology, and international relations
  • 1,650 students from 35 states and 12 countries
  • 20% students of color
  • Athletic teams participate at the Division III level within the highly-regarded Centennial Conference. 
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • All students issued Dell Latitude laptop computers
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Fellows Program, Project Pericles, and the Annapolis Group
  • Featured in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives
  • Named a Hot College by Kaplan/Newsweek Guide
  • The 170 acre campus is located in Montogmery County, 25 miles from Philadelphia