Ursinus College

Founded in 1869, Ursinus College enable students to become independent, responsible and thoughtful individuals through a program of liberal education that prepares them to live creatively and usefully and to provide leadership for their society in an interdependent world.

  • 1,750 students from 32 states and 17 countries
  • 6.4% African American, 3% Latino, 2% International
  • 27 majors and 52 minors
  • Majors with most students: Biology, Business & Economics and English
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Students and faculty issued Dell Latitude D630 laptop computers
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Foundation List, Project Pericles, Project DEEP, the Annapolis Group and the Centennial Conference
  • Home to the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art
  • Featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives”
  • Named a “Hot College” by Kaplan/Newsweek Guide
  • Dean Judith Levy – B.S., Goucher College; M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • Former U.S. Ambassador and Ursinus graduate Joseph Melrose is now Professor and Ambassador-in-Residence, Ursinus International Relations Program.
  • The college is independent in character and has a growing $100,000,000 endowment.
  • 170 acres
  • 28 miles from Philadelphia


American Studies, Anthropology and Sociology, Art, Art History, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Dance, East Asian Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Exercise and Sport Science, French, German, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Media & Communication Studies, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Spanish, Theater


Accounting, American Studies, Anthropology, Art (Studio), Art History, Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Coaching, Computer Science, Dance, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education (Elementary and Secondary), English, Environmental Studies, Finance, French, Gender and Women’s Studies, German, German Studies, Greek, History, Human Behavioral Development, Human Performance Assessment, International Business, International Relations, Japanese, Latin, Latin American Studies, Management, Mathematics, Media & Communication Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Pennsylvania German Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theater, Wellness Education, Film Studies

Graduate Degrees and Programs

African American Africana Studies, Applied Ethics, Astronomy, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, International Studies Certificate, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Music, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Legal Studies, Pre-Medical Studies, Religious Studies, Teaching Certification


With more than 95% of students living on campus, residence life is an important component to the Ursinus experience. Residence halls are integrated into the campus, and our unique Residential Village provides a unique living option for upperclass students.

First-Year Centers

Ursinus College clusters first-year students together within various residence hall areas of campus. This allows new students to live in close proximity to other first-year students, all of whom are experiencing for the first time the same developmental issues and challenges of college life. Resident Advisors are carefully selected to work with freshman students. Additionally, particular attention is paid to the community development efforts and programs held in areas housing new students.

Residential Village

The Residential Village serves as a great alternative to traditional residence halls for upperclass students. The Residential Village consists of approximately 35 houses in a variety of sizes, the majority of which are located on Main Street. Similar to designated quiet floors in the traditional residence hall buildings, there are a number of Quiet Houses on Main Street.

Special Interest Housing

As part of the Residential Village, there are eight Special Interest (SPINT) Houses, each of which has a different programmatic theme. The goal of the Special Interest Housing Program is to provide upperclass students with an opportunity to live and interact with others who are committed to working towards a common goal and who share in common interests. Each of the Special Interest House programs is led by a program coordinator, and some programs also have a faculty mentor. Residents are required to complete a certain number of programs relevant to the house theme each semester, thus enhancing student responsibility and creativity. Special Interest Housing is a unique and exciting housing option. Students must apply for residency in these houses. Special Interest Houses are evaluated each year, but recent options have included:

  • The Arts House
  • American History & Africana Studies House
  • Community Service House
  • Hillel House
  • Humanities House
  • Social Justice House
  • Wellness House
  • International House


Full-time: 145 Part-time: 35


Student/Faculty Ratio


Admissions Office

Corson Hall 601 E. Main Street Collegeville, PA 19426


Financial Aid