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Founded in 1884, Philadelphia University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,701 full time undergraduate students, and 1,036 full time graduate students.
The Philadelphia University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 130 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Philadelphia University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at PhilaU are considered Selective, with ,15% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Philadelphia University.
64 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.
60 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
70 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
70 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
70 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.
70 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
70 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
70 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
16 Students rated Philadelphia University
I love the fashion design program in the school. There's a big deal going on though about the school, in general. Thomas Jefferson University bought our school, therefore we must adjust to this change. It feels weird, but I just hope the programs remain the same.
Its a great school, with a great graphic design program. In fact, the graphic design program is rated among Drexel, Carnegie Mellon, and Boston University. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and being in East Falls, plenty of things to do, only a short walk, bus ride, train ride, or drive away. Definitely not a party school, but there's plenty of nearby schools that are, so you can get the best of both worlds.
I like the area. It feels like you're in a suburban area but you are so close to Philadelphia and all it has to offer. The classes are great because it is generally a smaller class size, and the professor are always extremely helpful if you need them during their office hours or if you email them.
Philadelphia University was definitely the right choice for me. There is a lot for me to do to get involved in and I get involved in as much as I can. The only way to get the best out of an experience is to put in your best. This is exactly what I intend to do throughout my four years at the university.
The class sizes are perfect and the teacher really show their interest and support. The professors will spend as much time needed to get to know you and to realize what the best learning strategy is for you.
It is safe to say that because of the small size of the university, it is a complete community that works together and cares about every individual.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Philadelphia University is 60%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
To my former self: Take risks and listen to your heart. Put all your mind and effort towards a life of happiness and fufillment. Work hard at what you love and do not sacrifice your time for money. Keep true to your values and do not steal, smoke, or drink. Be creative and pay attention to detail. Listen to your friends and let others do the talking sometimes. Take opportunity to travel and absorb all you see. Choose your friends wisely and listen to your mentors. Be the cloud and rise above.
my classmates revolve heavily around their work and are very creative
A private design school in the suburbs outside the city.
not interested in design or business and engineering related majors. looking for school sprirt or greek life
I wish i had known of schools that were cheaper with the same educational oppurtunities.
The growth in the school right now is so much that the facilities and staff struggle to accomodate the increased demand. Lack of space for new equipment, and poor upkeep on equipment are frustrating in the engineering program.
its a textile and design school
design classes because they're exciting and challenging
There are a variety of classes ranging from foundation design to microbiology! Often non-design major take a design class as an elective and there are some design majors that take a science course or liberal arts course. The freedom to do whatever with your schedule is great. The class sizes are small which allows more questions to be asked during class time. It also why professors know when you are and aren't in class.
Not only do the professors take the time to get to know you but they are also more than eager to help you with the course material beyond class time.
I have a list of thing I like about this school! The campus size is awesome because there will never be a face that you haven't seen before. No one is a stranger. The closeness to downtown Philly is awesome. Hop on the bus or train and in a half an hour you are downtown. Always stuff to do downtown! The administration faculty isn’t phantoms! I love seeing the president, President Spinelli, hanging about campus..even at the gym!!!
some who is open to innovation, like small classes, doesnt mind not going out every weekend, like the city a little, doesnt mind the small school feel, and is willing to get involved
Being so far from home.
That they have a great architecture program, where employers in Philadelphia go first when seeking to hire, so their relatively new engineering program is sure to follow in the architecture program's footsteps.
textiles and engineering departments
Basketball and soccer are big but every other sport is recognized. We are a small school so fraternities and sororities are not that big but they play a big role in our school. Every organization matters.
Kidding... because we are a fashion school, the majority of our students could be labeled as "fashionistas". However, this does not accurately represent the student population. We have a large variety of students and majors, which helps create a diverse campus.
Most of my classes are core science course,like biochemistry and genetics, but I am taking Latin America Area Studies and Creative Writing which are both awesome classes. I especially enjoy my Creative Writing course because it's allowed me to polish my poetry skills-something that lab reports don't quite facilitate.
I love working at the Kanbar Student Center. Specifically on the balcony which allows you to look over a large part of the campus. On good, breezy days the best place to study or just to enjoy the day is outside on the green space infront of the library..is...awesome!
Unfortunately, we do not have a football team because of our small size. However, we go crazy with other sports to make up for it. Soccer and basketball are huge here. During the fall, everyone will gather at the soccer field, and during the winter, the gym will be packed with basketball/Herb fans. We have several rallies throughout the year, especially during the basketball season because of all the awards Coach Magee has been receiving lately. The spring is ruled mostly by baseball and softball. Our sports teams are pretty darn good, especially our cross country team, who has more banners in the gym than I can count.
The residence halls, especially for freshman, are really great! My room first year was wonderful. It was spacious and clean, with plenty of options for furniture arranging and decorating. Every hall has lots of activities for residents to participate in to become involved and make friends, which is nice when you're new to the school.
A few things to think about:
You may want to bring your own lamp, as lighting varies between residence halls.
Plan with your roommate beforehand via email about who wants to bring a frig or tv, etc.
The best thing is to bring items from home that make your room yours!
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
98% of students
attending Philadelphia University receive some sort of financial aid.
32% were awarded federal grants.
While 71% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
Tuition and fees(Out of state)
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Room and Board
Total On Campus
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