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Philadelphia University

  • Philadelphia, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 65%35%
    student ratio
  • 2,827
    total students
  • $32,900 | $32,900
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 63%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Philadelphia University Overview

Philadelphia University is located 15 minutes northwest of Center City Philadelphia, a rich and vibrant city in Pennsylvania. Founded in 1884, it is a private institution of higher learning, fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The 52 buildings on the university's 100-acre campus range from historic Victorian mansions to contemporary classroom, library, and residential facilities. Philadelphia University offers the best of both worlds: a beautiful campus with tree-lined walkways, spacious lawns, and classical architecture, just minutes away from its extended classroom - one the nation's most exciting and lively cities, filled with entertainment, cultural events, and more than 300 years of American history.

A Variety of Degree Offerings

Philadelphia University offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, master's degrees, and a doctoral degree in textile engineering and science.

The university is committed to providing an experiential education and is recognized as a leader in the architecture, design, business, engineering, liberal arts, textiles, fashion, science, and health fields.

Philadelphia University's most popular degrees include fashion, architecture, engineering, environmental sustainability, landscape architecture, textiles, digital media, liberal arts, merchandising, marketing, business, psychology, chemistry, and biology.

The Student Body

The Philadelphia University student body is academically, geographically, culturally, and economically diverse. The university has 3,500 full- and part-time students from 40 states and 25 countries. Class sizes average 18 students, allowing for lively discussions and helping to foster relationships between and among its students and its experienced and dedicated faculty. Often, students can partner with faculty members to pursue joint research interests and gain career experience.

At Philadelphia University, personal attention and ongoing advisement are cornerstones. From the moment students enroll, they have a network of resources to help them transition to a university environment, find academic support, and facilitate their personal and professional development. These benefits, together with an emphasis on quality education, are the reasons why the school brings out the best in every student.

Philadelphia University Has A Vibrant Student Life

Through a unique blend of liberal and specialized education with an interdisciplinary focus, the university prepares students for today's complex, global workplace. Study abroad and internship opportunities are available for fall, spring, and summer semesters at locations all around the world. Along with an exciting and memorable experience, students may receive credit for courses and positions that apply directly to their challenging, professional-oriented curricula.

Philadelphia University is a member of the CACC conference at the NCAA Division II level for the following sports: men's baseball, basketball, cross country/track, golf, soccer, and tennis, and women's basketball, cross country/track, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. An extensive intramural sports program is also available to all students.

In addition, Philadelphia University offers many chances for its students to get involved outside of the classroom - from clubs and student-run organizations to campus-wide community service projects, from Open Mic nights to resume writing workshops - learning is integrated in all the university does.

Since the late 19th century, Philadelphia University has been a leader in professional education, helping individuals meet the challenge of achieving their goals. More than 90 percent of Philadelphia University freshmen live in one of its residence halls. Over 95 percent of its students receive aid in the form of grants, loans, campus employment, and/or scholarships.

Philadelphia University has established a phenomenal record of career success for its graduates; its career placement rate in major-related jobs has consistently been above 90 percent, within a few months of graduation, for more than twenty years. A record 96 percent of Philadelphia University's 2012 graduates are working in their disciplines or have been accepted to the graduate school of their choice. The university's innovative programs prepare its students for 21st century careers by giving them the the skills to be "Powered to Do What's Now. Powered to Do What's Next."


Location & Contact

Philadelphia University

School House Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
USA

Ms.Christine Greb

Director of Admissions

Phone: 215-951-2800
Fax: 215-951-2907
Email: admissions@philau.edu

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Landscape Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Conservation Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • E-Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Apparel and Accessories Marketing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Textile Sciences and Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Apparel and Textiles
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biopsychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,701
    • Accepted2,982
    • Acceptance Rate63%
    • Enrolled2,827
    • Female Applicants3,216
    • Females Accepted2,074
    • Female Acceptance Rate64%
    • Male Applicants1,485
    • Males Accepted908
    • Male Acceptance Rate61%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.50
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 480 570
    • SAT Math 480 590
    • SAT Writing 470 570
    • ACT Composite 21 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$32,900
    • Out-of-state tuition *$32,900
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$400.00
    • Room and board *$10,540.00
    • Room only *$5,210.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,827
    • Male Student Percentage35%
    • Female Student Percentage65%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.83%
    • Black or African American13.23%
    • White or Caucasian60.24%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.07%
    • Asian4.42%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.04%
    • Two or more races2.37%
    • Unknown9.2%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students44% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 50%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Not Reported
    • Drama / theater group Not Reported
    • Student-run radio station Not Reported
    • Student-run television station Not Reported
    • Marching band Not Reported
    • Choral groups Not Reported
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Not Reported
    • Health clinic Not Reported
    • Personal / psychological counseling Not Reported
    • Women's center Not Reported
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Not Reported
    • Greek sororities Not Reported
    • Local fraternities Not Reported
    • Local sororities Not Reported
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 2 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty529
    • Full-time Percentage21%
    • Part-time Percentage79%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 3,136 students to 250 faculty


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