University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$25,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
15%
24-29
54%
18-23
31%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,168
Declined 1,570
Total Received 3,738
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Private

2,246

undergraduate students

418

graduate students

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School Facts

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, founded in 1821, is a private, coeducational, specialized institution. Its campus is located in Philadelphia. Founded as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences now offers more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor's through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,664
Established in 1821
Coeducational Coeducational

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35-acre, urban campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,580,863). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to residence halls and local off-campus housing. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Hillel: Jewish Student Association
  • Pre-Medical Society
  • Society of Physics Students
  • American Chemical Society

Top Events

  • Greek Week
  • Student Appreciation Day
  • Parent's Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
15%
24-29
54%
18-23
31%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.7

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,168
Declined 1,570
Total Received 3,738

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

interview
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $25,000
Total $25,000

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Riflery
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Bowling, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Bowling, Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2
NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Environmental Science
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Microbiology, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Psychology, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

2,664

total students

44%

in-state

56%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

2,246
students

Female
61%
1,380

Male
39%
866

16%

418
students

Female
63%
265

Male
37%
153

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,215
students

Female
62%
1,358

Male
38%
857

2%

31
students

Female
71%
22

Male
29%
9

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 90%
Student 4 year graduation rate 62%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
34%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

41

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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