Ursinus College is consistently ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Our students possess the ability to think critically, analytically, and across all disciplines. All Freshman participate in the Common Intellectual Experience, a course which takes place in debate and open discussion format around economic, political, and social issues. Before they graduate, students complete an Independent Learning Experience through a major research project, internship, or study abroad. The result is a student/graduate who encompasses the top skills/qualities employers want.

Top Skills/Qualities Employers Seek

  • Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to work in a team structure.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to obtain and process information.

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Job Outlook 2013

"Ursinus is a remarkable college--student centered, academically rigorous, ambitious, achieving, serious about students in the community--focused, in other words, on the right things."

-- The College Board Middle States Accreditation Team
  • Founded in 1869
  • First admitted women in 1880
  • 1,650 students from 35 states and 12 countries
  • 20% students of color
  • 12 to 1 student-faculty ratio
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • All students and faculty are issued laptop computers
  • Nationally renowned First-Year Experience, including the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) Freshmen Seminar
  • Over 60 academic majors, including a variety of interdisciplinary programs.
  • The Center for Science and The Common Good offers students the opportunity to focus on the intersection of science and society.
  • Idyllic 170-acre campus 25 miles from Philadelphia
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Foundation list, Project Pericles, Bonner Leader Program
  • Member of Project DEEP, the Annapolis Group, the Centennial Conference
  • Home to the Berman Museum of Art


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