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How Well Is Ursinus College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Ursinus College was awarded 105 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is exercise physiology and kinesiology.

Overall Quality

Ursinus is ranked #320 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 134 colleges in Pennsylvania, Ursinus is ranked at #24.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ursinus?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Ursinus College is 80%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Ursinus is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 67% of students accepted to Ursinus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ursinus College  ( 580 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Ursinus College  ( 570 to 660 )
Ursinus received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Ursinus College  ( 25 to 30 )

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Ursinus College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Ursinus is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ursinus College is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ursinus College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Ursinus College has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Ursinus the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 75%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  75 out of 100

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Ursinus College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,493 undergraduates at Ursinus with 1,484 being full-time and 9 being part-time.

How Much Does Ursinus College Cost?

The overall average net price of Ursinus is $28,390. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ursinus

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,780 $21,028 $24,793 $28,211 $34,917

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ursinus, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ursinus, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $10,815 a year. That adds up to $43,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ursinus is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Ursinus Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Ursinus make about $55,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Ursinus graduates since it is 39% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Ursinus College

Ursinus College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Collegeville is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Ursinus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 E. Main St, Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
Phone: 610-409-3000

Ursinus College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 51 $35,060
Economics 47 $48,041
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 36 $32,925
Communication & Media Studies 34 $33,993
General Psychology 32 $28,309
General English Literature 15 $20,140
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 15 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 14 $26,739
Natural Resources Conservation 11 $30,409
Political Science & Government 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Ursinus College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ursinus

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,265 students took at least one online class at Ursinus College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,265 23
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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