Madelyn Cooper '24
Madelyn Cooper ’24

Madelyn Cooper


Mathematics and Politics with a minor in International Relations


Field hockey, Scholars in Service, Wismer on Wheels

What do you love most about Ursinus?

I love the Ursinus community—the students, professors, coaches, and staff. Ursinus is a very welcoming school, and I have felt that since the moment I stepped on campus. I love the relationships I am able to build with my professors, and I am very grateful for the level of support and encouragement I have received from the Ursinus community.

What opportunities have you had to explore and grow your passions at Ursinus?

Because Ursinus is a liberal arts school, I have been able to take a wide variety of classes in order to determine what my actual academic interests are. Additionally, I’m involved in numerous extracurricular activities, and it is actually encouraged to do so. I have been able to keep playing field hockey while serving my community through different service project as a member of Scholars in Service. I have also been able to explore more of the world while studying abroad in Scotland. By experiencing so much while at Ursinus, I have been able to decide for myself what matters the most to me.

When did you first discover Ursinus was the right fit for you?

It sounds cliché, but from my overnight visit to Ursinus I knew it was the right place for me. I was able to stay overnight with a couple of members of the field hockey team during my junior year of high school. During that visit, I met the team, sat in on a class, and took a tour of the school. I loved the atmosphere, the location, and the class sizes. I knew it was the place for me.

What has been your favorite experience at Ursinus so far?

My favorite experience at Ursinus is being a part of the field hockey team here. Through this, I have continued to play competitive sports in an atmosphere that also prioritizes academic success. To top it off, I have met some of my best friends while playing, and I am very grateful to Ursinus for bringing us together.

Advice for incoming students:

Do not put yourself into a box. Your college experience provides a unique opportunity to question who you are, who the people around you are, what you want out of life, and what you bring to the world. Take your time to learn about yourself and the people around you.