Collegeville, PA
Ursinus College


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Recent Reviews

Leonard
Describe the students at your school.

Intelligent and willing to help you out, and you start to get to know people more as you take more classes within your major.

Describe the students at your school.

Intelligent and willing to help you out, and you start to get to know people more as you take more classes within your major.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When choosing a college, it is important that you choose a college that will best accomodate your major. Thus, your major should help you to determine what kind of colleges you will be looking at. For example, I initially enrolled at a liberal arts institution as a business major. However, it is clear to me now that attending a liberal arts school was not the best choice as a business major. Another error that can easily be made is equating the cost of a school with its quality. Instead, visiting schools and staying overnight is really the only way you can truly learn what it would be like to attend that school. It is also the only way you can learn the opinions of students that actually go there. It is important to hear both positive and negative things about a school; the literarture you read from that school will never list the cons nor will it publish negative opinions harbored by current students.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about how I know a lot of people that attend school with me.

Nick
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You have to decide which college or university is best for you. You should not choose a college that you think someone might like to see you go. You need to go where you feel the most comfortable because there is no such thing as a perfect college environment. You have to go where you feel the benefits of that school outweigh the problems or issues that make the school less appealing.

Julia
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ursinus is a fantastic school for anyone who is genuinely interested in working hard and seeing it pay off.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ursinus is a fantastic school for anyone who is genuinely interested in working hard and seeing it pay off.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

No matter what anyone says, college is definitely the best (and most important) time in your life. You need to choose a school that either has courses directly related to your interests or has enough variety to allow you to find your own interests while you're there. Working hard is always worth it, even when there's a great party going on that you don't want to miss. It's not the parties you'll look back on when you're making a career; it's the things you learned along the way that will change your life.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The emphasis on Greek life is a little overbearing.

Brian
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are generally liberal, well-educated, like to do drugs, and like to have fun.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are generally liberal, well-educated, like to do drugs, and like to have fun.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To the parents of students going into college within the next year or so, please do not forget to keep your child's or children's interest in mind. If the school seems right for your child, please encourage them to go to that school. Do not let money become an issue, for your child being in the right school for them will mean more than money ever will. Also, do not be worried what your child wants to major in or get a job in, what's important is the fun and interest in their future jobs and careers, not the money. The money will come with the interest and the fun that comes with the love for their chosen fields of study. To the students who will be going into college within the next year or so, do not let college life dictate your actions or your thoughts. Let college education and other college students supplement your overall knowledge of life but never be dictated by them. Always remember to keep an open mind, an independent mind, and focus on your goals. Use college as an environment in which to grow smart, and most of all, understanding.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The school is too small in that the campus is not big enough and the number of students are too small. Also, the surrounding area is too boring and there are not enough things to do outside of campus.

Craig
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Ursinus is very social. It has easy accesibility to Philadelphia and King of Prussia. It is also far enough away from home, y...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Ursinus is very social. It has easy accesibility to Philadelphia and King of Prussia. It is also far enough away from home, yet close enough if I need to go back.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Travel to as many schools as possible. Always schedule an interview with your desired schools. Do not be afraid to make new friends at school. Do not keep an existing relationship with your girlfriend/boyfried from high school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

One that does not like to drink and be extremely social. You must be willing to write long papers and challenge yourself beyond your limits.

Weston
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small liberal arts school with strong aspirations to be like Washington & Lee or William & Hobart Smith but without the alu...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small liberal arts school with strong aspirations to be like Washington & Lee or William & Hobart Smith but without the alumni or funds to make it happen.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not base it on finances alone. Go with the right fit for your child. I went with a money choice and I regret it. I do not regret the friends or decisions I made while at my school, but I feel I could have made a more informed choice if I took the money issue out the decision. These are the years that have the strongest impact on your child's life. Dont let that be squandered by money. Debt happens to all of us, but a life experience is something imeasurable.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The campus atmosphere is gloomy with no school spirit or inter-collegiate unity.

Laura
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Research your schools and then spend a day (or a night if you can) on campus before choosing a school so that you can get the...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Research your schools and then spend a day (or a night if you can) on campus before choosing a school so that you can get the feel of the on-campus atmosphere. You should sit in on classes and make sure the school offers what you need. Check out the extra-curriculars, meal plans, and living situations on-campus. Also, go with what feels right for you; some campus' just feel like you're in the right place and some don't

What kind of person should attend this school?

A self motivated person; someone who thrives when presented with challenge and someone who has a strong desire to be successful.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that is not extermely self motivated should not come to Ursinus. The workload is very challenging, compared to other schools, and students must be willing to work and study a lot.

Michael
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that you feel at home at and that will challenge you to reach your goals while providing you enough support to ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that you feel at home at and that will challenge you to reach your goals while providing you enough support to do so. Always put yourself out there and take advantage of a variety of the opportunities your school offers.

Sarah
Describe the students at your school.

They are a diverse group of people, most of them like to party.

Describe the students at your school.

They are a diverse group of people, most of them like to party.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you are planning on attending a small liberal arts school, you should worry more about location than anything else. You will meet amazing people, be able to study what you are passionate about and will ultimately recieve a great education and a great deal of good memories no matter where you go. Don't worry about making friends, because you will end up meeting people who will change your life even if you don't actively try to. If you don't know what you want to do for a living, college is a great place to learn about everything that interests you and to help you find a path in life. Take classes that appeal to you and not just ones that pertain to your major or future career. It is not only more fun, but you will become a more well-rounded person for it. Bottom line: I only got into my last choice school, and I am having a wonderful time. College will be a lot of fun and a lot of work, sometimes both at the same time. It is absolutely worth it!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

They accept more students than they can accomodate.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 1,556
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $49,370
  • Acceptance rate
  • 82%

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