New Transfer Scholarship: Ursinus College

Ursinus College is a liberal arts college in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1869 and combines personalized education, interdisciplinary opportunities, and experiential learning for a distinctive and rigorous education.

The student-to-faculty ratio is small — just 12:1 — and its student body is comprised of students from 35 states and 12 countries. The school is located 25 miles from downtown Philadelphia.

A few key facts from Ursinus’ website:

  • Ursinus is consistently ranked in the top tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges and was one of five schools designated an “Up and Coming” college by U.S. News & World Report.
  • It’s included in the 8 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. that host a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.
  • It was cited in a book on colleges that help students succeed as one of the 40 Colleges that Change Lives.
  • Ursinus is one of 75 colleges designated to name Bonner Leaders, who set an example in service and leadership.

Learn more about Ursinus’ new transfer scholarship in the brief Q&A below.

Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa.
The Ursinus PTK Scholarship is a $30,000 a year commitment from Ursinus to PTK members. Apply through the college’s Common Application.

Why does your college feel that it is important to offer a scholarship opportunity for members?
PTK members have shown a level of grit, determination, and academic excellence in their work. At Ursinus, we believe students with those characteristics add to our campus community.

In your opinion, what is one of the most impressive things about your college?
Our community. We are definitely the Ursinus family, and you have to see it to believe it.

Are there any special events or admissions deadlines our members should be aware of?
August 1 is our deadline to apply for fall admission. Contact the Admissions Office at or 610.409.3200.

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