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    We’re eager to partner with you on your child's journey toward a bachelor's degree.

    Ursuline college students graduation day with parents2


    This is an exciting time in your child's life, and we are thrilled you've decided to take a closer look at Ursuline College.

    As the parent of a prospective college student, you probably are considering many of the same questions your child is as s he or he prepares to choose a college. But in today’s economic climate, you’re probably thinking about other things, too – things like jobs!

    At Ursuline College, we’re thinking about those things, too. Every day, our esteemed faculty are serve as supportive mentors to Ursuline students, guiding them through a challenging and collaborative learning process to prepare them for success in their chosen field. Our Office of Counseling and Career Services works one-on-one with students to connect them to internships, co-op opportunities, alumni networks, and – eventually – jobs that will set them on the path to future success.

    That’s why Ursuline College is more than a great education. It’s a smart investment in your student’s personal and professional success after graduation.

    The Pilla Student Learning Center

    The Pilla Student Learning Center houses the dining hall, classrooms, computer labs, the Office of Student Affairs, the Women's Center, and more.

    The Parker Hannifin Center

    The Parker Hannifin Center houses our Art Therapy, Counseling and Art Therapy, and nursing programs.

    The Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center

    Inside the Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center. Photo copyright, Dave Berlekamp/Bialosky Cleveland

    The Khouri Atrium at Ursuline College

    The Khouri Atrium is the main entrance of the Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center, where you'll find the gymnasium, fitness center, sports medicine center, Athletic Department offices, and locker rooms.

    A view of Lake Elsa and Ursuline's three residence halls.

    A view of Lake Elsa and Ursuline's three residence halls.

     The Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center at Ursuline College

    The Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center is located adjacent to the pond. It's one of the newest buildings on campus and is home to our Division II Ursuline Arrows.

    Covered Walkway at Ursuline College

    Covered Walkway at Ursuline College

    The Quad Lawn at Ursuline College

    The Quad Lawn

    Lobby at Ursuline College

    Students studying in a lobby area at Ursuline College.

    Ursuline College Nursing School

    The Nursing Program at Ursuline College. Photo copyright, Scott Pease/Pease Photography

    The Nursing Program at Ursuline College

    The Nursing Program at Ursuline College. Photo copyright, Scott Pease/Pease

    A classroom at Ursuline College

    A classroom at Ursuline College

    An auditorium-style classroom at Ursuline College

    An auditorium-style classroom at Ursuline College

    Ralph M. Besse Library at Ursuline College

    The Ralph M. Besse Library

    Ursuline College Campus in Autumn

    Autumn colors on the Ursuline College Campus

    A student lounge area at Ursuline College

    A student lounge area at Ursuline College. Photo copyright, Dave Berlekamp/Bialosky Cleveland

    A building on the Ursuline College Campus

    Ursuline College Campus. Photo copyright, Dave Berlekamp/Bialosky Cleveland

    The Wassmer Gallery at Ursuline College

    The Wassmer Gallery at Ursuline College

    Ursuline College Campus

    Ursuline College Campus


    Ursuline is often a strong fit when students:

    • Are eager to explore a broad-based liberal arts education rooted in Catholic traditions of social justice and intellectual inquiry.
    • Are looking to develop close mentoring relationships with faculty and staff.
    • Thrive in a supportive, holistic learning environment that heightens awareness of women’s contributions.
    • Are interested in accelerated paths to graduate school, including bridge programs within Ursuline and direct admission affiliations with large universities.
    • Benefit from real-world experiences such as internships, in-class projects, and international service trips.
    • Are interested in an active athletics program with Division II sports teams.
    • Are seeking leadership growth opportunities through 20+ student clubs and organizations.
    • Have a strong sense of values, and a commitment to faith or ideals that are larger than themselves.
    • Are the first in their family to attend college; 50% of Ursuline students are first-generation college students.


    If this sounds like your child  SCHEDULE A CAMPUS VISIT!



    Ursuline students in a dorm room



    Frequently Asked Questions


    Q: Is Ursuline affordable?
    A: Absolutely! At Ursuline, affordability is our mission. In 2017, 100% of first-year students received gift aid. Additionally, payment plans, loans, and work-study help make Ursuline one of the most affordable colleges in Ohio. Ursuline students, on average, graduate with less student loan debt than the national average.

    Q: Is Ursuline a good investment?
    A: Factoring for financial aid, Ursuline is ranked #2 in Ohio for Annual Return on Investment by payscale.com. This means the annual earnings of our graduates, after factoring in the cost of their degree, is better than 95% of Ohio's colleges and universities.

    Q: What is your job placement rate?
    A: 98% of last year's graduates were hired or admitted to graduate school by the time of graduation. Furthermore, Ursuline students are 3 times more likely to be employed by the time of graduation than the national average across all college and university graduates according to employment statistics from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

    Q: Is Ursuline safe?
    A: Safewise.com named Ursuline the 3rd safest campus in the United States. Our excellent security staff provide 24-hour campus escorts and 24-hour vehicle assistance.

    Q: How does Ursuline help students decide on a major?
    A: We encourage students to meet with career services to help them with understand career choices ahead. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and/or the Strong Interest Inventory are administered to all students in the Ursuline Studies program, and assist in determining whether your student is in the correct major and may help clarify career goals. In addition, our First Year to Career program allows students to explore career and college major options, develop and sharpen professional skills, learn about opportunities with top Cleveland companies, and work in a micro-internship.

    Q: What resources are available for tutoring, advising and students with learning differences?
    A: Ursuline Resources for Success in Academics provides tutorial assistance in a number of different subjects across the curriculum free-of-charge. One-on-one tutoring sessions in subjects like writing, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, as well as small group review sessions, are offered by our student and professional tutors.

    Academic advisors are usually a faculty member in your student’s major. Several staff members also serve as academic advisors. Students are notified of the name of their advisor shortly after they begin their first semester at Ursuline.

    Ursuline College is committed to helping students with learning disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) succeed in their courses and become independent learners. To help these students achieve success, the College has developed the FOCUS Program, a voluntary, comprehensive, fee-paid program for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The FOCUS Program is aimed at providing a smooth transition into college life, helping students learn to apply the most appropriate learning strategies in college courses and teaching students self-advocacy skills, all through intensive one-on-one coaching with a disability specialist.

    Q: Are cars allowed on campus?
    A: All students can have a car on campus, and there is a modest parking charge each semester.

    Q: What do students do on the weekend?
    A: There are plenty of ways for students to get involved on campus. Ursuline is a member of the NCAA Division II Great Midwest Athletic Conference, so students can catch a game. Service minded students can get involved in a myriad of opportunities that partner with local organizations. Students can get involved by joining of one 20 student organizations on campus. We are in close proximity to major retail outlets, like Beachwood Place, Legacy Village and Pinecrest (the newest lifestyle shopping mecca in the area). In addition, we are 20 minutes away from downtown Cleveland where students can catch a professional baseball, basketball or football game, attend a play, or a large-venue concert.

    Q: Is housing available for all students?
    A: Housing is guaranteed for all four years for students, but it is not required to live on campus. Approximately 75% of incoming first-year students live on campus, the rest choosing to commute.

    Important Steps for Senior Parents

    • Apply (as soon as possible)
    • File FAFSA (as soon as possible) School code 003134
    • Visit campus (M-F and some Saturday mornings)
    • Attend Evening with Ursuline (admitted student reception) - March and April
    • Submit deposit by May 1, 2019


    Important Steps for Junior Parents

    • Visit campus (M-F and some Saturday mornings)
    • Attend Junior Sneak Peak (Junior students and families) - April