Tuition & Fees

$38,850

$38,850

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,514
Declined + 1,585
Total Received 4,099
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Private (nonprofit)

2,438

undergraduate students

361

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Sciences
  2. Pharmaceutical Marketing
  3. Pharmaceutical Science
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Codes

SAT 2663
ACT 3671

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
61%
400-499
15%
700-800
11%
600-699
40%
500-599
43%
400-499
6%
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
52%
400-499
16%
30-36
10%
24-29
53%
18-23
37%
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School Facts

The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, founded in 1821, is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation's first college of pharmacy. The school offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in such disciplines as pharmacy, bioinformatics, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy. Its campus is located in Philadelphia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,799
Established in 1821
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Philadelphia, PA

30-acre, urban campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,553,165). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to residence halls and local off-campus housing. Public transportation serves campus.

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 6% of male students
 
2 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
45%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
61%
400-499
15%
700-800
11%
600-699
40%
500-599
43%
400-499
6%
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
52%
400-499
16%
30-36
10%
24-29
53%
18-23
37%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,514
Declined + 1,585
Total Received 4,099

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Dianna Collins
Director of Admission
P: 888 996-8747
admit@usciences.edu

Cost

Tuition $36,962
Room & board $15,188
Additional fees $1,888
Books & supplies $1,050
Total $55,088
Average Financial Aid - $11,334
Total with Avg. Aid $43,754

Financial Aid

10%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,334

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,282,812
State $1,318,634
Institutional $6,247,624
Other external $0
Total $9,849,070

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $21,928
Institutional $14,932,304
Other external $687,245
Total $15,641,477

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
riflery
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), NAIA, Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Mascot
Drake the Devil
School colors
crimson and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Writing
Business Administration
Cell Biology/Biotechnology
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Exercise Science/Wellness Management
Health Policy
Health Psychology
Health Sciences
Humanities/Science
Medical Technology
Microbiology
Occupational Therapy
Pharmaceutical Business
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Marketing/Management
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Studies
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacognosy
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Administration
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Psychology
Public Health
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Undergraduate

87%

2,438
students

Female
61%
1,499

Male
39%
939

Graduate

13%

361
students

Female
58%
208

Male
42%
153

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,395
students

Female
62%
1,471

Male
38%
924

undergraduatePart-time

2%

43
students

Female
66%
28

Male
34%
15

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Countries most often represented Canada
India
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab

International Student Contact

Walter W. Perry
Associate Dean/Director of Multicultural Affairs
215 596-8890
w.perry@usciences.edu

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