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Ursinus College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Ursinus College Description:

Located about 25 miles from Philadelphia in the small town of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Ursinus College has been finding itself moving up in the rankings recently. In fact, in the 2009 issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked Ursinus College #2 for "up-and-coming liberal arts colleges." The college's 170-acre campus boasts an excellent art museum, observatory, and new performing arts facility. Ursinus's academic excellence has earned it membership in Phi Beta Kappa. With a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and student-centered curriculum, students at Ursinus can expect a lot of quality interaction with the faculty. In athletics, the Ursinus Bears compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields eleven men's and thirteen women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,680 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 98% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,270
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,750
  • Other Expenses: $2,250
  • Total Cost: $57,270

Ursinus College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,744
    • Loans: $7,342

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, Health and Physical Education, International Relations, Media Studies, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Ursinus College Educational Philosophy:

educational philosophy from http://ursinus.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=428

"The Ursinus educational philosophy encourages students to think for themselves, so that they may become mature, responsible independent adults in an interdependent world.

Ursinus students do not just learn science--they do science. They do not merely write--they also publish. They learn foreign languages, then travel to other nations to use those languages in the context of the cultures from which they sprang.

The Ursinus educational philosophy is based on the belief that professor and student are equal and active partners in student achievement. Each contributes, each takes, and each grows and is fulfilled in the experience."

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