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University of the Sciences

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 2,438
    total students
  • $34,336 | $34,336
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 61%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 607
    sat math
  • 564
    sat reading
  • 576
    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite


Pioneers in Health Science Education

University of the Sciences strives to maintain its tradition as a pioneer in health science education by continuing to offer state-of-the-art facilities, an innovative curriculum, and a diverse offering of programs. USciences offers thirty-one majors in five colleges, with more than ten M.S. programs, an M.B.A. program, an M.P.H. program, six Ph.D. programs, and four certificate study programs. Academic minors are available in twenty-five disciplines. The campus features more than 100 laboratories open to students and the McNeil Science and Technology Center, a 77,000-square-foot leading-edge teaching and research site. The Center for Advanced Pharmacy Studies (CAPS) laboratory prepares students for taking care of patients. The student-faculty ratio is only 12:1, and almost all of the faculty members hold doctorates or the highest degree available in their fields.

Accreditation Supports Academic Strength of University and Programs

University of the Sciences is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Independent and national accrediting agencies have also accredited numerous degree and certification programs, including the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, the Master of Occupational Therapy program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, the Bachelor of Science degree programs in chemistry, biochemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry, the medical laboratory science certification program, and the physician assistant studies program.

The recently launched Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program have received provisional accreditation.

USciences Scholarship Brings Power to Science and Research

Today's biomedical advances are expanding at a rapid pace, with scientists unlocking the most basic details of the human body. Technological advances have delivered increasingly sophisticated tools and processes to aid researchers and clinical practitioners, and they continue to discover new insights about human biology and life science. USciences is uniquely positioned to help students exploit these new technologies through a collaborative, diverse, experience-based curriculum that prepares students for leadership. The dynamic programs, experienced faculty, and comprehensive curriculum at USciences combine to result in a superior academic experience for students that results in outstanding success in finding employment or being accepted into graduate school. USciences provides students with extraordinary opportunities, including hands-on research, internships, externships, clinical programs, and clerkships. The richness of the academic experience for students is based on University of the Sciences' legacy of educating entrepreneurs, innovators, and pioneers in the sciences and health sciences.

Education Founded in a Mission

University of the Sciences approaches education with a mission to develop future leaders and innovators in sciences, health professions, and emerging related disciplines. USciences is dedicated to providing excellence in teaching, research, and service by ensuring that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they will need to be successful in their chosen professional careers. Through academic and personal development, USciences graduates gain the intellectual, ethical, and cultural understanding and awareness necessary for them to become leaders and innovators in a global society. Faculty and staff focus on cultivating an environment of respect and appreciation for diversity among people, cultures, and ideas. The University is an active community partner in promoting the values and practice of responsible citizenship. The University continually promotes the advancement and dissemination of knowledge through teaching, research, and scholarly activity in a student-centered learning and living environment.

USciences Athletes Demonstrate Discipline both in the Classroom and On the Playing Field

University of the Sciences sponsors 12 intercollegiate varsity sports, including baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, mixed golf, mixed and women's rifle, softball, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball, as a Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Our teams compete within the 14-member Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC), which has members in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The rifle teams hold membership in the Mid-Atlantic rifle Conference (MAC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA). The University¿s student-athletes recorded an overall Academic Success Rate of 97% in 2012, the highest in the CACC and tied for fifth-highest amongst all NCAA Division II schools.

Home to Devils athletics, the 78,000 square foot Athletic/Recreation Center provides practice and competition space for varsity and intramural athletics as well as general exercise and recreational activities, an indoor track, additional classrooms and faculty offices, and space for student organizations to meet.

Location & Contact

600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Ms.Dianna Collins

Executive Director of Admission and Enrollment Services

Phone: 888-996-8747
Fax: 215-596-8821

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Microbiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pharmacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


61% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,099
    • Accepted2,514
    • Acceptance Rate61%
    • Enrolled2,438
    • Female Applicants2,460
    • Females Accepted1,705
    • Female Acceptance Rate69%
    • Male Applicants1,639
    • Males Accepted809
    • Male Acceptance Rate49%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.60
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 564 520 590
    • SAT Math 607 550 650
    • SAT Writing 576 520 610
    • ACT Composite 25 22 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$34,336
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,336
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,760.00
    • Room and board *$14,108.00
    • Room only *$8,620.00
    • * 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 offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,438
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.76%
    • Black or African American5.29%
    • White or Caucasian46.14%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.12%
    • Asian35.89%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.29%
    • Two or more races1.85%
    • Unknown7.1%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.56% representing 20 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students57% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 29%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Hillel: Jewish Student Association, Pre-Medical Society, Society of Physics Students, American Chemical Society
  • 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


Member of the: NCAA Division II and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 No
    • Golf No Division 2 No
    • Rifle Yes Division 2 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 2 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 No
    • Golf No Division 2 No
    • Rifle Yes Division 2 No
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 2 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty325
    • Full-time Percentage59%
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 2,394 students to 225 faculty




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