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Ursuline at a Glance


Founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland in 1871, Ursuline was the first Catholic women's college in Ohio and one of the first in the United States. Learn more about our heritage.

Though Ursuline College is organized as a non-profit with its own independent Board of Trustees, the institution maintains close ties to its founding religious congregation, the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland.

The Ursuline Mantra: Values, Voice, Vision
Values, representing your principles of faith and spirituality will distinguish you as people of integrity from one another and are a vital element to each student's success. Ursuline College encourages students in their quest for self-growth, to heed their voice and express those values. Lastly, Ursuline promotes each student to continually shape their vision in an ever-changing world so they may move forward in future endeavors.

Statement of Non-discrimination
Ursuline College strives to provide an environment that promotes the worth and dignity of each individual. The College supports the principle of diversity and believes it is the responsibility of every member of the Ursuline College community to conduct themselves professionally at all times and to cooperate in maintaining a work and academic environment free from unlawful harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, Ursuline College prohibits harassment and discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics, including race, color, national origin, religion, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. These characteristics are also referred to as a person’s “Protected Status” or “Protected Class.” The College does not tolerate conduct that violates this policy and makes every effort to maintain a work and academic environment free from unlawful harassment and discrimination. The College responds to harassment and discrimination complaints with measures designed to immediately stop and eliminate the prohibited conduct, prevent the recurrence of the prohibited conduct, and remediate any adverse effects of such conduct on campus or in College-related programs or activities. Thus, all forms of prohibited conduct under this policy are considered serious offenses, and violations will result in discipline, up to and including possible suspension, expulsion, dismissal, termination, or removal and exclusion from the College.

Ursuline College was founded in 1871 by Mother Mary of the Annunciation Beaumont of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland. She recognized the need for an institution of higher learning for women. Ursuline College was the first women's college in Ohio and one of the first in the United States.

Our Campus
Located on a beautiful, spacious campus 13 miles east of Cleveland in Pepper Pike, Ohio, Ursuline is close to major highways, making it easily accessible. The College's campus features 12 buildings including the Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center and the Parker Hannifin Center for Creative & Healing Arts & Sciences (both opened in 2015), the Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Student Learning Center, The Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery for professional and student art exhibits, the Ralph M. Besse Library and three residence halls.

Student Body
Ursuline's student body, including undergraduate and graduate students, is over 1,100. Although we primarily educate women, 9% of our undergraduate student population are men. Approximately 29% of our undergraduate students represent a variety of minority groups.

Ursuline College employs qualified full-time and adjunct faculty, most of whom have earned doctorates or other terminal degrees in their fields of study. Ursuline faculty members are fully committed to student learning and success. Small class sizes enable students to get to know their professors well, and they can count on their instructors to guide and challenge them during their time at Ursuline.

Ursuline College offers more than 30 undergraduate and 9 graduate programs. We also offer the opportunity to finish an undergraduate business degree and legal assistant's degree in an accelerated format. Internships, cooperative education, and mentoring opportunities are available to prepare students for their careers. A Program for Students with Learning Disabilities as well as a Program for Academic Success and tutorial assistance is administered through Academic Support and Disabilities Services.

Ursuline College is a Catholic community that is committed to providing value-based learning and working environments that ensure and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Ursuline College remains the most affordable private liberal arts college in Ohio. Students at Ursuline are charged by credit hour, not a flat rate fee for full-time attendance.