First to Go to College

While applying to college and going away to school is an exciting time for many students, we understand it can also be a nerve-wracking process, especially if you’re the first in your family to do so. Between submitting applications, navigating financial aid, and worrying about leaving the nest and finding the “right fit,” there’s a lot to think about.

At Ursinus, our individualized, student-centered approach begins with the admission process and guides everything that we do, so you’ll be supported throughout your higher education journey. To put your mind at ease, hear what current first-generation students learned along the way!

What is a Liberal Arts Education?

What is a holistic college experience?

What if you’re unsure you can afford an Ursinus education?

What if you get homesick?


What if classes are too hard?


How do you meet new people?

What do you wish you knew before attending college?