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ABOUT URSINUS

"Ursinus is a remarkable college--student centered, academically rigorous, ambitious, achieving, serious about students in the community--focused, in other words, on the right things."

-- The College Board Middle States Accreditation Team
  • Founded in 1869
  • First admitted women in 1880
  • 1,650 students from 35 states and 12 countries
  • 20% students of color
  • 12 to 1 student-faculty ratio
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • All students and faculty are issued laptop computers
  • Nationally renowned First-Year Experience, including the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) Freshmen Seminar
  • Over 60 academic majors, including a variety of interdisciplinary programs.
  • The Center for Science and The Common Good offers students the opportunity to focus on the intersection of science and society.
  • Idyllic 170-acre campus 25 miles from Philadelphia
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Foundation list, Project Pericles, Bonner Leader Program
  • Member of Project DEEP, the Annapolis Group, the Centennial Conference
  • Home to the Berman Museum of Art
A STAR OF THE FIRST MAGNITUDE

Ursinus is "a star of the first magnitude in the small galaxy of colleges that change lives," says college guide writer Loren Pope. "It is a friendly and unpretentious place of just the right size...It is axiomatic that in a caring community, where standards and expectations are high, students will rise to meet them." more