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Ursinus College Mission Statement

The mission of the College is to enable students to become independent, responsible, and thoughtful individuals through a program of liberal education. That education prepares them to live creatively and usefully, and to provide leadership for their society in an interdependent world.

Liberal education is provided through an academic program that empowers the intellect, awakens moral sensitivity, and challenges students to improve society. Students gain intellectual curiosity, the capacity to think analytically, critically, and creatively, and the skill to express thoughts with logic, clarity, and grace. Further, they develop a deepened sense of human history and an understanding of who they are as persons, what they ought to do as citizens, and how they best can appreciate the diversity and ambiguity of contemporary experience.

Accreditation & Approvals

Ursinus College is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education*. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Ursinus is approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the certification of teachers.  The Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. The College is a member of Project Pericles, of the Centennial Conference and of The Annapolis Group.