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Why Ursuline?

A Great Investment in your Daughter’s Future 

The success of the Class of 2014 was featured in a May 23, 2014 story on WLWT Channel 5.  Click on the above picture to view the story.



  • Student Faculty Ratio: 14:1
  • Faculty Graduate Degrees: 75%
  • Advanced Placement Courses: 17

  • Class of 2015 ACT Average: 28       
  • Class of 2015 SAT Average: 1807/2400
  • Class of 2016 National Merit Semi-Finalists: 6
  • Class of 2016 National Merit Commended: 11


Of the 195 members of the Class of 2015, 96% earned college scholarships in excess of $27.8 million.

The members of the Class of 2015 are currently attending 58 schools in 22 states. 

99% of the Class of 2015 reported that they are attending one of their top three college choices; 77% reported that they are attending their first choice. 


The Merici Model of Education

In the spirit of our foundress, St. Angela Merici, and her vision of educating and empowering young women, Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati developed The Merici Model of education: a uniquely student-centered approach to learning. Through this model, we provide a culture where students are empowered to learn through their choices. This is enhanced by the Merici Schedule and the design of our campus.

We Learn Not for School, but for Life

Ursuline has taught me more than what it means to be a good student. I have learned what it means to be a compassionate friend, a powerful leader and a hard worker. I use skills and talents that I have formed at Ursuline in my everyday life and will carry them with me to college and beyond. I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to attend such an amazing school and feel what it means to have hundreds of sisters pushing me to be the greatest that I can be!

Kyland Frooman, Class of 2015 (St. Margaret of York)


Ursuline is the best thing that could have happened to me in terms of high school. I came from a huge public school where there were so many people I didn't know. At Ursuline I know everyone and people know me. It's so nice to be part of a close knit community I would call my second family. It's also refreshing how much responsibility we are trusted with at UA. This responsibility allows us to learn how to manage our time in the best way for us. Ursuline is all around the best place any girl in high school could be.

Sarah Locaputo, Class of 2016 (Liberty Junior High School)


Ursuline is everything I could want in a school wrapped into one.  The teachers truly care about my success, the schedule allows me to be independent, and the environment makes me want to go to school everyday. Whether you are into theater, athletics, or academics, Ursuline always has something to offer.  I will never regret my decision to attend UA! 

Grace Reilly, Class of 2016 (St. Mary School) 


"Strong academics. A faith-filled community. Extracurriculars for anyone and everyone.  Friends that will last a lifetime. These are just a few of the things that make Ursuline Academy such a wonderful place. I am so grateful to be able to attend a school where everyone wants me to succeed. Even though the real world may be a "jungle" at times, an Ursuline Lion can handle anything! 

Colleen Ray, Class of 2016 (Sacred Heart) 


Ursuline is like a second family to me. All the girls are like sisters, and the teachers and staff are so caring. They really want you to do your best and they're super helpful if you need anything! The girls are all so sweet and loving, and I wouldn't trade our sisterhood for anything. Ursuline lets me be my best, whether it is in academics, the arts, theatre, or sports! I love the way our schedule teaches us to manage our time, while still giving us free time throughout the day to just relax. Ursuline has all the best high school qualities that I could ever want! I love the Ursuline community and they love me back. It's my second family and I am so thankful for the opportunity to go to Ursuline!

Rani Bawa, Class of 2017 (Bethany School)

The choice to come to Ursuline was a really big one for me because I knew I would be the only one from my grade school to attend. I have made friends that will remain with me for the rest of my life and I thank God everyday for Ursuline being the place that brought us together. They are my family away from home and I would not be the person I am without their love and support. Between my amazing friends and the genuine concern teachers have for the students, I am truly blessed and could not be any happier about my decision.

Abby Klare, Class of 2017 (Guardian Angels School)

Ursuline jump-started my formation as a serious, critical thinker. College is challenging, there's no doubt about that, however, I feel completely prepared and able for the challenge. Ursuline also helped my development as a whole person; I am thankful for Ursuline's emphasis on academics, spirituality, service, and growth.

Ellen Hinkley ’13 (Fordham University)


The all-girl environment allowed me to focus on developing myself as a woman for the world. I think I have entered college as a very confident person, and I have Ursuline to thank for that.

Lauren Tassone ’13 (The University of Michigan)

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