Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Lancaster, PA
student ratio
total students
$14,430 | $14,430
in-state | out-of-state tuition
February 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Preparing health care professionals for a lifetime of success

For more than 100 years, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has established a legacy of preparing well-trained health care professionals -- with 15 degree-granting programs including nursing, cardiovascular invasive specialty, radiography and respiratory care, and more than 10 certificates. At PA College, students are provided with the perfect opportunities to succeed and practice excellence -- in the classroom, in the clinical setting and in their careers.

With academically rigorous courses, PA College students are held to high standards. Learning alongside experienced health care leaders, students see firsthand how what they're being taught in the classroom is put to use by leaders in the field. With an average 8-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio during clinical rotations, students can count on the time and individual attention they need to be successful. They gain the theoretical, technical and precise knowledge needed for the health care setting.

Regardless of the program of study, a PA College education integrates hands-on learning with experience in the classroom. With guaranteed clinical rotations, coursework in the simulation lab and internships, students have various opportunities to put into practice what they learn in a hands-on environment.

Located in downtown Lancaster City, students can embrace the urban environment while being minutes from the scenic countryside for which Lancaster, Pennsylvania is known. The college is one block away from its main clinical affiliate, Lancaster General Hospital, as well as other neighboring health care systems, so students can utilize some of the most state-of-the-art medical equipment. Having access to these resources allows students the opportunity to apply everything they've learned in the classroom in a technologically advanced environment.

PA College grads enter the workforce prepared for a lifetime of success. The college boasts high pass rates for students taking their licensure or registry exams, as well as high job placement rates -- in some cases, students have already secured job offers before graduation.

At Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, students will find a dynamic, science-based education for the ever-changing field of health care. A commitment to a career in the health sciences is a commitment to lifelong learning. With the continuous advancement of its programs, while meeting the needs of the industry, PA College allows its students to progress professionally at any stage in their careers.

So, for the next 100 years, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences will continue to build upon its legacy of success by educating and equipping the next generation of health care leaders.

Location & Contact

410 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Admissions Office

Phone: 800-622-5443

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Cardiovascular Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrocardiograph Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Nuclear Medical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Surgical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.


42% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied681
    • Accepted288
    • Acceptance Rate42%
    • Enrolled1,447
    • Female Applicants539
    • Females Accepted218
    • Female Acceptance Rate40%
    • Male Applicants124
    • Males Accepted64
    • Male Acceptance Rate51%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$35
    • Required for All Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
      Official GED transcript may be substituted in lieu of high school transcript. SAT or ACT scores required if graduated from high school within last 2 years. Official transcripts of all institutions attended
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 483 430 538
    • SAT Math 478 440 520
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 20 18 20
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$14,430
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,430
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$825
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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 Students1,447
    • Male Student Percentage14%
    • Female Student Percentage86%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.82%
    • Black or African American4.7%
    • White or Caucasian81.21%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.21%
    • Asian3.44%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.21%
    • Two or more races.56%
    • Unknown3.86%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students2% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Soccer Club, Distance Running
  • 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 Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty197
    • Full-time Percentage31%
    • Part-time Percentage69%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio7:1 or 767 students to 107 faculty