College Fact Sheet


Founded in 1869 and coeducational since 1880, Ursinus College is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational liberal arts college with a reputation for academic excellence, a historic commitment to equality and inclusivity, and an individualized approach to education that is made possible by the close relationships among students and faculty. Ursinus is named for Zachariah Baer (1534-83), a 16th century reformer, teacher and thinker who took a Latin version of his German name and became known as Zacharias Ursinus. Located in suburban Philadelphia, the 170-acre campus includes historic academic buildings, the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, and the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. The campus also includes an organic farm and Hunsberger Woods, a 35-acre tract co-owned with the Borough of Collegeville.

Learn more about the history of Ursinus College.

*Students of color include American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian and students indicating two or more races (excludes international students)

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