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.
Ursinus College is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The college is approved to award Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees.
1,527 degree and non-degree seeking-students (Fall 2022 census)
381 first–time, first-year students
294 students in the Class of 2022 were awarded B.S. or B.A. degrees; 39 second majors
Member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Annapolis Group
48.2% female and 51.8% male
22.6% of students are students of color*
37.1% of domestic students are from out-of-state
0.5% of students are international
91.6% of full-time, degree-seeking students live in college owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Ursinus College Bears compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference; 25 varsity teams
Mascot is the grizzly bear; school colors are red, gold and black
Six Year Graduation Rate 73.0% (Fall 2016 entering cohort)
88.2% of students in the Class of 2021 are either employed, in graduate or professional school, or have chosen service such as the military or a fellowship.
Recent graduates have received Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater, Kemper, Udall, and Watson Fellowships and Scholarships
Tuition $58,016; Room & Board $14,624
363 full-time and 72 part-time faculty and staff (Fall 20 IPEDS)
$159.0M end of fiscal year 2021
*Students of color include American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian and students indicating two or more races (excludes international students)