Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia University


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

Check out colleges that are different from each other to figure out what is best for you

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

Check out colleges that are different from each other to figure out what is best for you

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who do not like to know everyone in their classes

kaitlyn
Describe the students at your school.

Very clique-oriented. If you don't fit in with them, you don't fit in at all. You're always on the outside of things where ...

Describe the students at your school.

Very clique-oriented. If you don't fit in with them, you don't fit in at all. You're always on the outside of things where you can talk to people in class but you don't talk to or hang out with them outside of class.

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

Look for a school in an area that you want to live in first. There are a lot of great schools just about anywhere. If you go to the school that is the best for what you want to do with your life, but you're miserable in the area, then it's not worth it. You can get around basically everything that has to do with your school if you really want to, but what you can not get around is its location. I chose my school because it was in a city I wanted to live in. If this school was located anywhere else, I would be miserable. With all that the school upsets me about, I'm still happy because I'm where I want to be. I am getting a good education, but what makes it better is that it's in the city I want to live in.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Not being accommodating to students dietary needs. They are the least vegetarian friendly school I've ever seen, and they're NOT vegan friendly at all! At least, not in any way that would substantially sustain a vegan's needs.

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

Students, realize that college is your home for the next four years. Find a college that makes you feel comfortable and safe...

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

Students, realize that college is your home for the next four years. Find a college that makes you feel comfortable and safe; yet gives you freedom to explore who you are and puts your independence at work (you can always depend on mom and dad over break). Give yourself a challenge and choose a school that might have multiple majors you are interested in. It is a lot easier to switch majors than to switch schools. When you finally find your school to make the most out of college, enjoy the corny social events they plan for freshmen...it may be silly/stupid but you can meet people and crack jokes with them while at the event. Get involved with organizations or at least go to events planned throughout the year...they are surprisingly very entertaining sometimes. Ultimately, be yourself, recreate yourself, and be who you always have dreamed to be. To the parents: support your child and do not give in when they call crying that they want to come home. Know deep down they are strong enough to do it without you and encourage them to stick with it, because in the end, they'll always come home.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who shouldn't attend this school is one who doesn't have good time management. With as many as four projects on my plate sometimes due the same or near the same day, there is a lot of stress that can only be managed with good timing. Also, if you are not up for a challenge, you will not be able to survive...unless you want to take business or fashion merchandising. A true design major is extremely challenging and most teachers won?t give you higher than a B in order to keep you striving for more.

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

I brag mostly about the Design aspect of my school. We are mostly all design majors who express ourselves creatively. It's a great experience being around students who share the late nights and heavy workloads. With the small campus size and its location in a West Philadelphia suburb, it feels like a very safe campus within minutes from a busy city full of entertainment. I also brag about the small class sizes. I have 8 students in my main Design class, and in regular academic I have from 14-25 students in each class.

Bridget
Describe the students at your school.

They are hard working, driven individuals whose moods tend to shift from enthusiastic to over-whelmed frequently. Often the...

Describe the students at your school.

They are hard working, driven individuals whose moods tend to shift from enthusiastic to over-whelmed frequently. Often the current workload tends to over-shadow future aspirations because it is easy to get wrapped up in current pressures. My classmates tend to be friendly, caring, well-traveled individuals who focus on self-exploration and bettering themselves through academic and personal pursuits.

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

Don't rush into a choice or put too much pressure on the process. Research your potential professional career and how well various schools can help you reach your goal. Visit the campus during formal tours and just on your own. Speak to students in your desired major. Watch a class in progress. When you find a college environment that fits you, you will know. Also, consider it from a practical and financial point of view. Many students find themselves deeply over-whelmed with current and future financial responsibility. Make sure you have a plan to address the student's needs.

What's unique about your campus?

Personal growth and exploration is highly emphasized in many of my classes. This allows students to feel like they are making progress in their own lives, not just in the classroom. This is encouraged through assignments that embrace creativity and individual research. I love the location of my school. The campus is well landscaped and hidden away from the city life, but is a short commute to all of the ammenities and action of Center City, Philadelphia.

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

Philadelphia University is a small college where students are continuously challenged yet rewarded with tremendous opportunit...

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

Philadelphia University is a small college where students are continuously challenged yet rewarded with tremendous opportunities to become a successful person in both career and life skills.

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

Finding the right college is not a "one size fits all" process. There are so many choices a student can make when it comes to selecting the right college. That's the good news. It is also the difficult part in determining where to attend because the number of colleges can make a decision overwhelming. My advice is to narrow your choices using geography and size. Geography in the sense of not only where in the country you want to attend school but whether being near a large city is important. Once you have been able to determine geography, the student needs to assess what size school would be best and the benefits of both large and small schools. Making these two choices will narrow the field tremendously. Campus visits should provide you with what is most important- your gut feeling when you step on the campus. I firmly believe you will know when you have found the right school. Once you find the right school, it is up to the student to make the college experience- not the other way around. Becoming an active member of the college community is the most important way to insure a positive experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Philadelphia University is not for the individual who approaches college with the preconceived idea that the main objective of attending college is simply to get a degree.

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

Be open and honest. What you want should be what you get. Don't not choose a college for the finances or it is missing one li...

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

Be open and honest. What you want should be what you get. Don't not choose a college for the finances or it is missing one little thing that you want. Be open to the possibility that you will find something to keep you happy and go for it!

What's unique about your campus?

The campus is usually nice, well maintained.

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

Strict progression of major, no advancement is allowed based on skills already posessed.

Aja
Describe the students at your school.

creative, artistic and very work oriented

Describe the students at your school.

creative, artistic and very work oriented

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

I would advise parents and/or students to do a lot of research about the schools they are interested in. visit the campuses and ask the administration plenty of questions. I also believe students and parents should look at majors similar to ones they are interested in studying. Sometimes the alternate major is a better fit than the one they were dead set on.

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone who's willing to work.

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

Philadelphia University is unique to other schools because of its rigourous work ethics. The students and faculty at Philade...

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

Philadelphia University is unique to other schools because of its rigourous work ethics. The students and faculty at Philadelphia University are proud to drop this name as the place they attend (work) because of how the students are able to back this name up. The work and atmosphere we create allows the students to express their own personalities while still a part of the community.

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

To parents and students about to commence the college adventure: When picking a college to attend, one must absolutely research such areas such as its location, safety, job placement, social activities, and most importantly, student's response to the campus. General concerns of course are to discuss safety issues due to location, how accessible campus is to home, and if this distance is ok with the student. The number of campus selections may vary due to availability of an intended major; however even in this aspect the prospective student should ask current students how they feel about the school. Doing this will give you absolute real information on campus routine, activities, social life, etc. Whether as a parent you want to hear these facts or not, the student will be the one interacting everyday with the campus and students, therefore will be susceptible to influence. If the decision is between a few schools, this ultimately should resolve the decision. The student will attend for 2-4 years, and the quality of everyday life as per campus influence should be as extraordinary as can be.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing(s) about Philadelphia University is the location, academic environment, and the diverse culture you are emerged in. Students here bond together and enlighten each other of different backgrounds and ways of life. The campus is in the suburbs of Philadelphia on a gorgeous 100 acre campus, that allows you to hang out in the grass anywhere you want with friends. Academically it is challenging, and it is reknown for its Design majors. Students strive to succeed, and sharing this goal students positively bond together to help each other to the end.

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

Philly U is a school for the artistic, self-motivated and fun-loving.

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

Philly U is a school for the artistic, self-motivated and fun-loving.

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

Search for the college that has the closest major to your interest. Work with your guidance counselor in high school to help direct you. Visit schools and apply early.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Philly U is really for anybody who wants to learn and broaden their horizons.

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

A place where diverse people with diverse goals come together and do their respective duties to improve the quality of colleg...

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

A place where diverse people with diverse goals come together and do their respective duties to improve the quality of college life for their fellow students, while creating their own future in the process.

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

The first piece of advice I would offer to any incoming freshman is to actually research and visit as many schools as possible. I did not do this and ended up going through three colleges before I found the right one. I also believe that it is necessary to make as many friends freshman year as humanly possible as by the time senior year rolls around, you begin to wonder where your real friends are. The most important advice I have, though, is to go to class. Don't be the person that skips class twice a week or comes into class twenty minutes late every day. Other people don't like that; it's rude and distracting. You WILL actually learn something if you go to class, pay attention, and do a little bit of work outside the classroom. Don't be the person that everyone knows just from parties, be the person that everyone knows because they destroyed the curve or always have something interesting to say in class. Finally, go home every once in a while. Your parents miss you. I think.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that is free-spirited, open-minded and not coming to school just for parties and booze. While parties, drugs, booze, and that type of thing are plentiful, that is nowhere near what defines this school as a school. Generally speaking, a student makes more friends in the classroom then they do at parties here and we don't have to put up with fraternities or freshman talking about how "bombed" they were the night before. Students are free to create their own identity for this school and not accepting one that is perceived by the masses.

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

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