Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University

Philadelphia, PA
Not Reported
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $26,514 | $26,514
in-state | out-of-state
fall application deadline
Not Reported
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


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 doctoral degrees in occupational therapy, midwifery, management in strategic leadership, and 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, physician assistant studies, psychology, chemistry, and biology.

The Student Body

The Philadelphia University student body is academically, geographically, culturally, and economically diverse. The university has 3,700 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, golf, soccer, tennis, and track, and women's basketball, cross country, golf lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track 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, PA

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cytotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled1,131
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $50
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3.0
    • Required for Some Transcript of high school record
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • 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*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$26,514
    • Out-of-state tuition *$26,514
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • 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 offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,131
    • Male Student PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Student PercentageNot Reported
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/LatinoNot Reported
    • Black or African AmericanNot Reported
    • White or CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian or Alaska NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • Unknown or International StudentNot Reported
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state StudentsNot Reported

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • 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 Yes
  • 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 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



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