A Core Distinction: The Common Intellectual Experience at Ursinus
This distinctive two-semester course for all first year students brings academic inquiry to bear on the central questions of a liberal education: How should we live our lives? What does it mean to be human? What is the nature of the universe, and what is our place in it?
Cultivate the judgment essential for leaders in business, medicine, law, teaching and research.
Studies show our graduates will change careers seven times during their work lives. One-third will work at jobs that do not yet exist! At Ursinus, you will learn how your passions are linked, how to make sense out of confusion, how to begin to combine your interests and to explore new ones, and how to put it all together.
Explore 60 courses of study to experience and discover, to flourish both as an individual and as a global citizen. We blend rigorous work with expert guidance, allowing you to cultivate critical thinking alongside dedicated faculty.
Majors & Minors
At Ursinus, our students are doing the work that graduate students do at larger universities.
How We Compare
The relationships among faculty and students is a hallmark of
the Ursinus experience. In a 2014 student survey* of 14
institutions, Ursinus significantly outperformed peer schools on
a number of academic and curricular categories:
94.2% say faculty are willing to spend time outside of class.
91.6% say their nonclassroom interactions with faculty have a positive influence on their intellectual growth.
85% say faculty are interested in helping students grow in more than just academic areas.
91.6% say faculty pose challenging ideas in class.
79% say faculty challenged their ideas in class.
98.3% say Ursinus expected them to think critically and challenge assumptions.
*Survey results from the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium