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Ursinus College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1869
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,589
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $120,766,860
Admissions Address

Box 1000
Collegeville, PA 19426



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Robert McCullough
Admissions office telephone: (610) 409-3200
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: January 31
Early action
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.ursinus.edu/admission/apply.asp Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 1 3
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 1 3
History 0 0
Academic electives 5 N/A
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 47%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 31%
Early-action acceptance rate: 53%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 33%
Total applicants: 4,408
Total acceptances: 2,056
Total freshman enrollment: 410
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 83%
Male applicants: 2,028
Male acceptances: 946
Male freshman enrollment: 187
Female applicants: 2,380
Female acceptances: 1,110
Female freshman enrollment: 223
Out-of-state freshmen: 39%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 405
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 200
Students enrolled from waiting list: 165

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 47%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 75%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 93%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 67%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 76%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 680
Math: 540 – 660
Combined: 1100 – 1340

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 13.0% 12.0%
600-699 38.0% 47.0%
500-599 40.0% 29.0%
400-499 9.0% 12.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 13%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 22 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% N/A N/A
24-29 44.0% N/A N/A
18-23 34.0% N/A N/A
12-17 11.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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