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Ursuline At-A-Glance

A beautiful, spacious campus, located 13 miles east of Cleveland (a mile from Beachwood Place and Legacy Village) in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Ursuline is easily accessible, and close to major highways. 

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Founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland in 1871, Ursuline was the first 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. 

Nondiscrimination Policy

Ursuline College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, ethnic/national origin or disability in the administration of its policies of admission, access to, treatment or employment in its programs, activities and practices. 

About Ursuline


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 Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Learning Center, the Matthew J. O'Brien recreation complex, Smith Hall, The Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery for professional and student art exhibits, the Ralph M. Besse Library and two other residence halls.

Student Body

Ursuline's student body, including undergraduate and graduate students, is over 1500. Although we primarily educate women, 9% of our undergraduate student population are men. 27% 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 remains one of the most competitively priced private colleges in Ohio. Students at Ursuline are charged by credit hour, not a flat rate fee for full-time attendance. For a full-time student taking 30 credits in 2014-2015 at $914 per credit, tuition is $27,420. Fees are $340.