About

One of the nation's "Colleges that Change Lives," Ursinus College is a residential undergraduate liberal arts college with 1,500 students that is widely recognized for its first-year Common Intellectual Experience. Founded in 1869, Ursinus provided a rigorous curriculum that re-envisions a liberal education and presents students with an inquiry-driven academic experience. 

$21,000 or more for every qualified domestic student, every year, no matter your family's income. That's nearly $100,000 for four years. Why? Because we believe in our students and we believe in affordable excellence for all. In fact, the New York Times ranked Ursinus as one of the top schools committed to economic access.

Mission

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.

One of the nation's "Colleges that Change Lives," Ursinus College is a residential undergraduate liberal arts college with 1,500 students that is widely recognized for its first-year Common Intellectual Experience. Founded in 1869, Ursinus provides a rigorous curriculum that re-envisions a liberal education and presents students with an inquiry-driven academic experience.

$21,000 or more for every qualified domestic student, every year, no matter your family's income. That's nearly $100,000 for four years. Why? Because we believe in our students and we believe in affordable excellence for all. In fact, the New York Times  ranked Ursinus as one of the top schools committed to economic access. For more information, visit www.ursinus.edu.


- Ursinus is consistently ranked in the top tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges and was one of five schools designated an “Up and Coming” college by U.S. News & World Report.

- One of 100 Best colleges for sports lovers—Money Magazine, Sports Illustrated.

- Ursinus featured in Forbes’ list of 2016 Top Colleges in America.

- Best in State for the CPA pass rate.

- Only 8 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. host a chapter of the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Ursinus is one of them.

- Ursinus is among 45 Colleges that Change Lives, cited in a book on colleges that help students succeed (by Loren Pope, revised by Hilary Masell Oswald).

- Ursinus is one of 75 colleges designated to name Bonner Leaders, who set an example in service and leadership.

- Ursinus is one of 14 colleges in the nation designated a Peace Corps Preparatory center for students who want to prepare for international service.

- Ursinus is one of 40 U.S. colleges selected for the rigor of their liberal arts programs whose students are eligible to compete for Watson Fellowships for post-graduate travel and study.

- Ursinus is a national winner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Challenge.


Visit online: www.ursinus.edu