At Ursinus, first-year students live together in coed residence halls. After the first year, students choose from a variety of excellent housing options, from singles to suites to home-style living arrangements in our Residential Village.
The new Philly X program is a completely immersive experience allowing students to live, work and study for a full semester in Philadelphia, just 25 miles from our campus.
Before You Apply
A campus visit can be one of the most important activities in your college search. Sit in on a class, have coffee with a professor, or meet with a coach—at Ursinus, our personalized information sessions and individualized tours are tailored to YOU!
Acres make up our private, residential liberal arts campus, which includes an organic farm, wooded trails, and a Main Street.
Special Interest Houses
- Africana and American Studies House
- Writing and Arts House
- Game Tech
- International House
- Queer House
Clubs and organizations provde ample opportunities to get involved.
All first-year students participate in the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE), an innovative full-year seminar. By the end of senior year, all students satisfy the Independent Learning Experience (ILE) requirement, fostering initiative and independence. Students complete a significant research project, an internship, a teaching assignment or a semester studying abroad.
We want to ensure that our transformative liberal arts education is made available to all qualified students, regardless of financial circumstance. Ursinus offers financial assistance based both on merit and financial need. Ninety-five percent of Ursinus students receive some form of financial aid.
This is Opportunity
- Zacharias National Scholarhips ($35,000/academic year)
- Rev. Charles Rice Memorial Scholarship ($33,000/academic year)
- Gateway Scholarships ($30,000/academic year)
- Talent and Interest-Based Programs:
Creative Writing Award, Performing Arts Scholarships, Supporting Inclusive Excellence Program, Bonner Leaders
Summer Fellows: An opportunity for students to spend the summer working on their own research and creative projects.
Ursinus was named among the nation’s “Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students” by The New York Times
There is no more powerful word than “us.” It turns a single person into a team. One person’s passion into a club. An idea into a movement. At Ursinus College, we believe working together can solve any problem and achieve any goal– no matter how challenging.
If you ask any of our alums what is so special about Ursinus, they’ll say, “It’s the people.” When we select your fellow classmates, we look for people who would make good roommates, friends and neighbors.
- Dan Mullen ’94, Mississippi State football coach
- Kim Guadagno ’80, Lt. Governor of New Jersey
- Steve Donohue ’84, University of Pennsylvania basketball coach
- Ryan Costello ’99, U.S. Representative
In 2016, alumni Joseph DeSimone ’86 and Aakash Shah ’10 were honored in separate events at the White House.
We are recognized as one of 44 Colleges That Change Lives.