Ursuline College is a liberal arts college rooted in Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Ursuline College was founded in 1871 by the pioneering Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, as the first Catholic women's college in Ohio and one of the first in the United States. This brave group of Ursulines had traveled by ship from France 20 years earlier to establish the first religious teaching community in Cleveland. Current Ursuline College students inherit their legacy of women’s leadership. Although Ursuline College is organized as a non-profit with its own independent Board of Trustees, the College maintains close ties to the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, its sponsor and founding religious congregation.
Ursuline College is committed to offering programs that prepare you, professors who guide and support you, a community that helps you claim the power of your voice, mentors who light the path to where you hope to go, and experiences that equip you to take that next big step.
A Catholic liberal arts college focusing on women, Ursuline College (Cleveland, OH) welcomes students into an academically-challenging and values-based environment. Recognized for distinguished programs in nursing, fashion, social work and education, Ursuline offers more than 30 undergraduate and nine graduate degrees.
With a rich legacy of educating and empowering its students, Ursuline was founded in 1871. The College continues to design a curriculum and an environment geared especially to the way women learn and succeed in life. This unique environment encourages life-long learning and includes opportunities to develop the whole person. We prepare leaders for local and global communities. Ursuline students are encouraged to develop their values, find their voices and establish their vision for a stronger future.
Ursuline offers leadership opportunities in more than 20 student-led organizations, a plentiful calendar of social events and many momentous campus traditions. The Ursuline Arrows athletic teams compete in 10 varsity sports -- basketball, bowling, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball. Ursuline is an NAIA member competing in the American Mideast Conference.