Tuition & Fees

$40,501

$40,501

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
58%
400-499
11%
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
56%
400-499
18%
30-36
10%
24-29
41%
18-23
46%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,235
Declined + 1,511
Total Received 3,746
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Private (nonprofit)

2,683

undergraduate students

1,061

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Architecture
  2. Accounting
  3. Fashion Merchandising
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Codes

SAT 2666
ACT 3668

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Location

School Facts

Philadelphia University, founded in 1884, is a private, coeducational university. Its 100-acre campus is located in Philadelphia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,744
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Philadelphia, PA

100-acre, suburban campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,567,872), seven miles from downtown; branch campus in Bucks County. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 1% of male students
 
1 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
58%
400-499
11%
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
56%
400-499
18%
30-36
10%
24-29
41%
18-23
46%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,235
Declined + 1,511
Total Received 3,746

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

John Witherington
Director of Admissions
P: 800 951-7287
F: 215 951-2907
admissions@philau.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $39,495
Room $6,295
Board $7,170
Additional fees $1,006
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $55,566
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 215 951-2940
F: 215 951-2907
admissions@philau.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Lisa Cooper
Director of Financial Aid
cooperl@philau.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Crew, Dance Company, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Dance Company, Dance Team, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Indoor Soccer, Racquetball Ball, Step Team, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Tom Shirley (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Rose Kelly (women's)
Associate Director Of Athletics/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New York Collegiate Athletic Conference, Atlantic Soccer Conference
Mascot
Rams

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Animation/Digital Media
Architectural Engineering
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Athletic Training
Behavioral/Health Services
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Pharmacology
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biopsychology
Biotechnology
Business
Business Administration/Innovation
Business Management
Cardiac Sonography
Cell Biology/Regenerative Medicine
Cell/Developmental Biology
Chemistry
Clinical Research
Communication
Community/Trauma Counseling
Computed Tomography
Construction Management
Couple/Family Therapy
Cytotechnology
Diagnostic General Sonography
Digital Design
Disaster Medicine/Management
Emergency Medicine
Engineering
Fashion Apparel Studies
Fashion Design
Fashion Design Management
Fashion Merchandising/Management
Finance
Forensic Biology
Forensic Toxicology
Genetics/Genomics/Cancer Biology
Geospatial Technology for Geodesign
Graphic Design Communications
Health Care Management
Health Professions Management
Health Sciences
Health Sciences/Athletic Training Science
Health Services Management
Health Services Management/Information Systems
Health/Human Services/Radiologic Technology
Historic Preservation
Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling
Human Resource Management
Immunology/Microbial Pathogenesis
Industrial Design
Information Technology
Information Technology Management
Instructional Design/Technology
Interactive Design/Development
Interior Architecture
Interior Design
International Business
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
Landscape Architecture
Law Enforcement Leadership
Law/Society
Leadership in Emergency Services
Leadership in Homeland Security
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Management
Marketing
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Dosimetry
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Medical Physics
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Midwifery
Neuroscience
Nuclear Medicine
Nurse/Midwifery
Nursing
Nursing Administration/Public Administration
Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner/C.R.N.A.
Nursing Informatics
Nursing/Adult-Gerontology
Nursing/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Primary Care
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Studies
Population Health
Population Health Sciences
Pre-Medical Studies
Professional Communication/Emerging Media
Psychology
Radiation Therapy
Radiography
Radiologic/Imaging Sciences
Real Estate Development
Strategic Leadership
Surface Imaging
Sustainable Design
Taxation
Textile Design
Textile Engineering
Textile Engineering/Sciences
Textile Marketing
Textile Materials Technology
User Experience/Interaction Design
Vascular Sonography
Web Design/Development
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Architecture
  2. Accounting
  3. Fashion Merchandising

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,744

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

2,683
students

Female
68%
1,817

Male
32%
866

28%

1,061
students

Female
65%
694

Male
35%
367

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

2,279
students

Female
67%
1,514

Male
33%
765

16%

404
students

Female
75%
303

Male
25%
101

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
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

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

76%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented March 1
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Hannah Bar-Giora
Director of International Student Programs
215 951-2660
bargiorah@philau.edu

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