Ursuline College

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2550 Lander Road

Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Phone: (440) 449-4200
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#53 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Ursuline College is a private institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 879, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 112 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ursuline College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 53. Its tuition and fees are $26,760 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Ursuline College has been educating women in a catholic tradition since 1871. Focusing on women, Ursuline welcomes all students into an academically challenging and values-based environment. Set on a picturesque, spacious campus in Pepper Pike, Ursuline College is only 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland and a major cultural arts hub. The campus features our Pilla Student Learning Center, providing the latest in state-of-the-art classroom technologies. Ursuline also offers ten athletic programs and is transitioning to NCAA Division II. The heart of an Ursuline education is the Ursuline Studies Program. This nationally recognized curriculum focuses on the learning needs of women, and is developed around skills and abilities gained rather than just mastered.

General Information

School type private, women's college
Year founded 1871
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $19,347,028


When applying to Ursuline College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Ursuline College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 58.1%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Ursuline College is 11:1, and the school has 89.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Ursuline College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Visual and Performing Arts; and Legal Professions and Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 28%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 49%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14%
Psychology 6%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%
Legal Professions and Studies 4%

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Student Life

Ursuline College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 879, with a gender distribution of 8.9 percent male students and 91.1 percent female students. At this school, 27 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 73 percent of students live off campus. Ursuline College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,496
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Ursuline College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. Ursuline College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Ursuline College, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Ursuline College.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Ursuline College, 88.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,092.

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Tuition and fees $26,760 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,900 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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