Ursuline College

Ursuline College is a private Roman Catholic liberal arts college in Pepper Pike, Ohio, United States. It was founded in 1871 by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland and was one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States and the first Catholic women's college in Ohio.

Ursuline College
MottoMake Your World More
TypePrivate, Not for Profit
PresidentSister Christine De Vinne, O.S.U., Ph.D.
United States

41°29′42″N 81°28′00″W
ColorsBlue and Gold
AffiliationsNCAA Division II, G-MAC
SportsSoccer, Track & Field, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Bowling, Swimming, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis and Lacrosse

School offerings

Ursuline College offers a diverse spectrum of undergraduate and graduate studies, including 30 undergraduate, 9 graduate, and 10 degree-completion programs. In 2016, Ursuline had a total student population of 1,175, with 59% undergraduate and 41% graduate students.[1] While the traditional undergraduate programs remain women-focused, all of the programs welcome both women and men.


The campus is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Cleveland and 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Akron. Ursuline's campus features 5 educational buildings, including the Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center, the Parker Hannifin Center for the Creative Healing Arts & Sciences, and the Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Center. There are three residence halls: Murphy, Grace, and Smith. Murphy and Grace are traditional 2-person dorms and Smith is made up of 4-person suites.


Ursuline College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II.[2] The Arrows are a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC), but used to be a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' now-defunct American Mideast Conference (AMeC) until the 2011-12 season. Women's sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball.


  1. Ursuline About Data http://www.ursuline.edu/About/Data/index.html. Retrieved 13 March 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Looney, Josh (July 15, 2013). "Division II adds new conference, members". NCAA. Archived from the original on July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
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