Ursinus College: Statistics

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#2660 of 14,160 In the World
#787 of 2,624 In North America
#722 of 2,523 In the United States
#44 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#887 of 1,003 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
27
Avg. cost to attend
$30,421 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,472
Male:Female Ratio
49:51
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
ursinus.edu

Ursinus College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 79% 75% 83%
Applicants 3,530 1,710 1,820
Admissions 2,792 1,287 1,505
Freshmen enrolled full time 431 220 211

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
310 or 72%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1150
or below

75% of them
had 1350
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Ursinus College are 1150-1350 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
74 or 17%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 24
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Ursinus College are 24-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1064 (72%)
Hispanic 118 (8%)
Black or African American 113 (8%)
Asian 60 (4%)
Two or more races 48 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 47 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 20 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$30,421/year
Average aid awarded
$37,320
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

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

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $53,610
Tuition in-state $53,610
Tuition out-of-state $53,610

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,353
Combined charge for room and board $13,120
Room charge $8,750
Meal charge $4,370

Ursinus College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 51
Applied Economics 39
Exercise Physiology 37
Psychology, General 33
Mass Communication & Media Studies 26
Biochemistry 17
English Language and Literature, General 16
Neuroscience 13
Computer Science 13
Mathematics, General 13
History, General 11
Political Science and Government, General 10
Environmental Studies 8
International Relations and Affairs 6
Physics, General 5
Chemistry, General 4
Music History, Literature, and Theory 4
East Asian Studies 3
Dance, General 2
Sociology and Anthropology 2
Philosophy 2
American & United States Studies & Civilization 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Education, General 1
Pre-Engineering 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
French Language and Literature 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
Grand Total 322
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 81% 77% 86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
818
Citations
12,776

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
290 / 2,131
Psychology
140 / 2,327
Medicine
105 / 1,328
Biology
86 / 2,064
Economics
83 / 1,580
Business
75 / 824
Political Science
72 / 541
Sociology
70 / 453
Computer Science
69 / 1,884
Physics
62 / 1,387
Environmental Science
59 / 2,111
Social Psychology
56 / 1,010
Art & Design
53 / 657
Chemistry
46 / 791
History
44 / 72
Mathematics
39 / 504
Atomic and Molecular physics
39 / 1,087
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
35 / 12
Law
32 / 201
Child Psychology
32 / 590
Engineering
31 / 592
Development Studies
29 / 1,220
Philosophy
25 / 72
Media Studies
24 / 63
Demography
24 / 404
Geography and Cartography
24 / 813
Cognitive Science
20 / 415
Classics and Ancient History
20 / 2
Environmental Management
19 / 1,195
Political Economy
19 / 36
Math Teachers
18 / 111
Physical Therapy
16 / 172
Neuroscience
16 / 343
Clinical Psychology
16 / 352
Art History
16 / 9
Gender Studies
16 / 14
Ecology
14 / 790
Health Science
13 / 87
Agricultural Science
13 / 497
Finance
13 / 219

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 6 18
1991 9 32
1992 11 17
1993 8 32
1994 4 28
1995 4 37
1996 13 56
1997 11 44
1998 12 48
1999 10 77
2000 12 83
2001 14 98
2002 9 133
2003 12 137
2004 16 278
2005 11 209
2006 29 316
2007 27 376
2008 29 378
2009 26 412
2010 27 493
2011 24 581
2012 27 617
2013 37 678
2014 56 733
2015 60 805
2016 50 849
2017 49 878
2018 46 895
2019 44 1157
2020 56 1552

Notable alumni

  1. Kim Guadagno

    Kim Guadagno
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Kimberly Ann Guadagno is an American attorney, politician, and former prosecutor who served as the first Lieutenant Governor and 33rd Secretary of State of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018.

  2. Gerald Edelman

    Gerald Edelman
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1972
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2014 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    biologistimmunologistneuroscientistuniversity teacherneurologist
    Biography

    Gerald Maurice Edelman was an American biologist who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work with Rodney Robert Porter on the immune system. Edelman's Nobel Prize-winning research concerned discovery of the structure of antibody molecules. In interviews, he has said that the way the components of the immune system evolve over the life of the individual is analogous to the way the components of the brain evolve in a lifetime. There is a continuity in this way between his work on the immune system, for which he won the Nobel Prize, and his later work in neuroscience and in philosophy of mind.

  3. Ryan Costello

    Ryan Costello
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in Ursinus College
    In 1999 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Ryan Anthony Costello is an American politician, lobbyist and attorney who served as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district from 2015 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2014 midterms. Costello previously served on the Chester County Board of Commissioners (2011–2015), which he chaired from 2013 to 2015. He announced his retirement from Congress in 2018 on MSNBC, stating that he would not seek reelection.

  4. Robert Yerkes

    Robert Yerkes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1876-1956 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    psychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Robert Mearns Yerkes was an American psychologist, ethologist, eugenicist and primatologist best known for his work in intelligence testing and in the field of comparative psychology.

  5. Steve Donahue

    Steve Donahue
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Steve Donahue is an American college basketball coach, currently the head coach of the Penn Quakers men's basketball team. He is the former head coach of Boston College and Cornell.

  6. Joseph DeSimone

    Joseph DeSimone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    engineerchemistresearcher
    Biography

    Joseph M. DeSimone is an American chemist, inventor, and entrepreneur who has co-founded companies based on his research, including the American 3D printing technology company, Carbon, of which he served as CEO from 2014 until November 2019.

  7. Joseph Melrose

    Joseph Melrose
    Years
    1944-2014 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Joseph H. Melrose Jr. was an American diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone during the final years of the Sierra Leone Civil War. He helped broker the Lomé Peace Accord which brought an end to hostilities, and he worked to expose the role of blood diamonds in financing armed conflict in Africa.

  8. John B. Price

    John B. Price
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1883-1954 (aged 71)
    Biography

    John Beadle Price was an American football and baseball coach and physician. He served as the head football coach at Slippery Rock State Normal School —now known as Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania—from 1906 to 1907, Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania from 1908 to 1913, Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut from 1914 to 1915, Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania rom 1916 to 1917, and Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1920 to 1923, compiling a career college football coaching record of 69–40–15.

General info

Alternative names UC
Founded 1869
Motto Super Firmum Fundamentum Dei
On the Firm Foundation of God
Colors red, old gold, black
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 400
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 601 E. Main St
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 19426-1000
United States
City population 5,000
Phone 6104093000
Fax +1 (610) 409 3662

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