Ursinus College

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Ursinus College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Collegeville, PA, a predominately suburban area. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Ursinus College.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score between 1150 - 1350 on the SAT exam, or 24 - 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Ursinus College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.35 - 3.64. Ursinus College sends acceptance letters to approximately 80% of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, about 15% of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ursinus.edu.

Overall Ursinus College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ursinus College was reported as 79.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,530 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Ursinus College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Ursinus College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Ursinus College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.4%
  • 2017-2018: 78.2%
  • 2018-2019: 70.9%
  • 2019-2020: 79.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 71.6%

How Does Ursinus College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ursinus College is forty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Valley Forge Christian College62.7%
Cabrini College75.8%
Eastern University62.3%
Gwynedd Mercy College95.2%
Immaculata University81.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ursinus College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 670
Math570 - 680
Total Score1150 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 32
Math24 - 29
Composite Score24 - 30
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