Philadelphia Experience

All Majors & Minors

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still play sports if I’m studying in Philadelphia?

You won’t be able to live in Philly during your sport’s season, but you might be able to live in Philly during your off-season and make it back for some training with your team. Talk to your coach about the options.

I’m pre-med – can I stay on track with my courses?

Yes – coordinate your Philly schedule with your adviser to see what will work best. You’ll likely be able to finish core requirements while in Philly, and maybe take a course at Drexel or the University of the Sciences that isn’t offered at Ursinus to add to your pre-med resume.  (See, for instance these Drexel Fall Quarter 2017 courses , and these USciences Fall Semester 2017 courses.)

I’m in Greek life or thinking about joining – what are my options?

You won’t be able to go through the Rush Process while in Philadelphia, but current members of the Greek community are able to stay in contact with their siblings while getting the chance to take advantage of Philly. 

Who is eligible to apply?

All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Juniors and seniors receive priority consideration.

Where will classes meet in Philadelphia?

Everywhere!  At theaters and galleries, at Independence National Historical Park, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, inside Eastern States Penitentiary, at alum law offices…

Will I pay more?

No.  You pay what you would if you were in Collegeville.

Will I lose financial aid?

No, as long as you remain a full-time student by taking a minimum of 12 Ursinus Credits. Any Ursinus-in-Philly class, Internship for credit, or Independent Research for credit will count. 

When is the application due?

Applications for the Fall 2018 program will be due in late February, 2018.