Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia University


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Recent Reviews

Aslinur
Describe the students at your school.

Very helpful we work together like a team although design is competitive we give each other new perspectives on design how we...

Describe the students at your school.

Very helpful we work together like a team although design is competitive we give each other new perspectives on design how we can improve it or be more creative.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dont rush yourself colleges always pressure you about the deadlines with loans and applications. If your undecided save some money and go to community college get a good gpa and transfer to a university thats got a good program for your major.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That I should live on campus and how commuting is very difficult when the work load is demanding.

Ben
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Consider not only the major you are currently pursuing, but also other majors that you may be interested in. I chose Philade...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Consider not only the major you are currently pursuing, but also other majors that you may be interested in. I chose Philadelphia University because I was planning to major in Architecture, but now that I have changed my major to engineering, I realize that the program is a lot new, and I would have considered a few other universities had I known I would switch to engineering.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

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.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

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.

Alyssa
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

beautiful campus and great curriculum for deisgn students and aids in career searching.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

beautiful campus and great curriculum for deisgn students and aids in career searching.

Describe the students at your school.

Extremely into their major of choice and eager to obtain a career with their education in thier chosen fields.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Always consider what you enjoy doing the most as a job or career or what you believe is beneficial for you to learn, then choose a college with a curriculum that you know you can afford and will benefit from. Another thing to keep in mind is to visit the campus and make sure it is the lifestyle you would enjoy living in for awhile, and whether or not moving far away from home is the right choice for you. It helps to narrow down your choices then make a pros and cons list of each school based on education, facilities, expenses, location and extracurricular activities availabe to you as a student. Always meet with Faculty and students if you have the chance to get a true feeling of each school, if a student doesn't have anything appealing to say, it probably wont be a great learning environment. Staying away from schools known for partying, drugs and violence is always the best idea as well.

Katie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

textiles and engineering departments

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

textiles and engineering departments

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit the school before deciding. that includes seeing all of the housing options. It is okay to transfer. Get involved in activies and clubs.

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone who wants a smaller university with small classes. Is okay with inconsistent weather. Likes to ne involved at school with clubs, activites, and volunteer work

Vera
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is most important to find your passion and find a school that will connect you to that. Make a list of goals that you plan...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is most important to find your passion and find a school that will connect you to that. Make a list of goals that you plan to achieve during your college experience ( aka. study abroad, internship, clubs and organizations, ect.) this will help to stay on track during your years and help make the most of it. Also make some friends that go to the colleges of your choice, it helps to know some people when you get there and also helps to get the true insight on how the school functions.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that i would have known that becoming a part time student eleminated my fanancial aid.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

As a commuter the most frustrating thing finding parking, there isn't enough for the whole school. Although i enjoy how technologicaly advanced our school is, it really gets under my skin when the computer websites and systems are down.

elana
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

class size is very small so you really get to know other classmates in the same program and professors know you on a more per...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

class size is very small so you really get to know other classmates in the same program and professors know you on a more personal level

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Comfort. Comfort can be found within the group of friends you make, the family that has raised you, and the environment in which you live. Comfort must also be found within yourself. Making the right college decision is based off of what makes one the most comfortable, the most likely to flourish and grow as an individual with the opportunity to be one's self. In order to make the most out of the college experience, one must open their eyes to all walks of life and various opportunities. A University that allows such growth and opportunity is one that teaches beyond the classroom. I chose to attend a University far from home, in a large city, and with no familiar faces. It was one of the best decisions. It forced me to make the most of this incredibly different and new environment . Starting fresh helped developed who I am today and has made me comfortable with myself. Choosing a college should not be based on the wants of friends or parents but where the student feels the most comfortable and can grow into a professional adult on their own accord.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

the small size along with the male to female ratio

Danielle
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Philadelphia University is know for its design focus. Majority of majors pertain to the design field; architecture, fashion d...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Philadelphia University is know for its design focus. Majority of majors pertain to the design field; architecture, fashion design, industrial design, graphic design, and interior design, we do however also have business, pre med, and psychology. We are a small campus that focuses on the needs of the students and our small town atmosphere is an incentive to the community. Our location definately contributes a positive quality, with a close nit community just outside the city, but yet close enough to the city for urban needs.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Each individual prospective student needs to decide on their own what is best for them. To often parents try to make these decisions for children because they feel one college has more security over another, or similar cases. In order to gain a positive college experience, it begins with selecting the proper school. First you need to decide, "What kind of environment do I want to subject myself to?" Then you need to ask yourself if you want to attend a small or large school. This is important because smaller universities offer more personal learning environments with professors that make themselves available often to the student. The career you desire to pursue should ultimately help you decide which university is right for you, many universities focus on one aspect over another such as liberal arts, sciences, or design. Once you decide on your college or university, in order to make the most of it, first, you need to stay focused on your career goals which means your grades and dedication to your studies. Secondly, it's important to incline yourself to the atmosphere your presented with, making freinds and involving yourself with the campus and community is important for oneself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Philadelphia University is geared for those who push themselves to better their futures. If you are not positive about your goals towards your future, you may want to consider those questions first. This is a competitive school in which you must want to be here and you have to put everything towards wanting the education your in route for, otherwise your just wasting the time of the students who do want this education and taking time from the professors that are there for us to benefit from. You need to be dedicated, creative, and overall openminded.

Amanda
Describe the students at your school.

Very team oriented and always helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

Very team oriented and always helpful.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Everyone knows each other like a tight knit community and everyone knows each other's course-load.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would first like to tell the parents that they make sure their child should figure out what they really want in a school and not just for picking a party school. If you are going to be paying the tuition money, make sure that the school is the right one for their child and what they want to be doing to get the most of their education. College is not just about work but it's also about social activities with friends in a safe way. College friends are the friends you keep for life. The experiences socially and educationally are the experiences you take with you for the rest of your life and you can take it to the job fields too. It helps for a team work effort within experiences throughout the college experience.

Tamika
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Philadelphia Universityis a fun creative place to learn and meet new people and learn the ins and outs of different industrie...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Philadelphia Universityis a fun creative place to learn and meet new people and learn the ins and outs of different industries.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You first need to make sure the school is a perfect fit in terms of academic majors and requirements. Attending a school that specializes in your major is very imporatant. The next critical thing is the price to attend the school, attending the school needs to be realistic in terms of finances. Next is the size and location of the campus. You need to know whether you will be more comfortable at a smaller or larger school because class size and work load will have a great impact on your academics at a particular school. You also want the location of the campus to be in a setting and environment that you feel most comfortable with. It is also very important that after you narrow down your college choices you do campus visits and be sure the school really is what you expected it to be. After all of this and you find the perfect school next thing you should do is research on the school, academic program of your choice, and living arrangements so you will know everything you need to when it is time to move on campus and start your new college career.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A creative person who likes a small intimate campus.

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  • 2,701
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $38,130
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  • 61%

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