Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia University


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

Be open. The only way that you are going to be happy is if you are open to the choices around you. Students, sell the college...

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

Be open. The only way that you are going to be happy is if you are open to the choices around you. Students, sell the college to your parents and they may consider it more because they know you did the research. Parents, listen. Your child is making a decision about his/her life, not yours. Yes, it may affect you financially but you will thank yourself in the long run. Students, make the most of your time by getting involved. Your professors will know your name if they see it on a playbill or on the musical selection for the open mic night. You will never have an experience if you don't put yourself out there, you can't stay holed up in a dorm room playing WOW all day and expect to make anything of your college career. Play, Learn, Be!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is looking for a party every night and doesn't want to have to do any work for their degree. Yeah, some is necessary but if you're not laid back don't.

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

Philadelphia University Fashion Merchandsing program offers a business degree as well as a fashion degree.

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

Philadelphia University Fashion Merchandsing program offers a business degree as well as a fashion degree.

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

The best advise i would give is to really find a place you love, give it all you got to do the best you can. Join organizations they help students make connections and it is easier to get jobs but most of all always believe that you can achieve anything never give up.

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

The worst thing about Philadelphia University is the parking issue. The number of parking permits that are given out exceed the amount of spots on campus!

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

The college student must go out and make friends. It is important to be social, but not to the point where you forget who you...

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

The college student must go out and make friends. It is important to be social, but not to the point where you forget who you are. Making mistakes is apart of life. College is all about making choices suitable for the future. This means, once you leave high school you are in the real world. Do not always count parents to help in situations. College is about preparation for real life sitautions. Always be ready to stand up for what you believe. Never be afraid to fight for what you need. If you know you got an "A" on that test but you got a "B", go after the higher score, never settle for less. Follow this advice and you will be a well rounded college student.

What's unique about your campus?

The design program. Architecture at Philadelphia Uuniversity is one of the best along the east coast.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Somebody who does not want to go beyond what is reqiured of them. Doing the minimum is not recommended here.

Amanda
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates get along well and work together as a team so we can all understand.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates get along well and work together as a team so we can all understand.

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

It is a very prestigous school and a smaller atmosphere with smaller classes making the one on one with professors a great chance and learning ability to what you want out of your educational career. It is more of a tighter knit community and that's what makes it so great; to know a lot of the students that go to the school and what their views are and their cultural differences.

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

To find the right college, I would think about the way you work and how you work in an environment. Make sure you are not going to a big school just to have the big social life, but go to the school you know will help you in your education and career in the long run. Make sure your school is well known in the field you want to go into and that the professors are well trained in their field. It is imperative that the professors are well trained in what they do because they are the ones that help you learn and guide you through your educational experience as well as finding the career that fits you the most. Aside from academic, pay attention to the social life going on throughout campus. Keep in mind that you want to have a college that promotes a positive social life without the need of drugs or alcohol and has many on-campus activities to get to know the students around you and different cultural and political views so that you become a well rounded person.

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

Don't be afraid to go out of town or out of state. Going away for school has been a great experience. It is hard to leave you...

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

Don't be afraid to go out of town or out of state. Going away for school has been a great experience. It is hard to leave your friends and family, but it gets you out there and you get to meet people and have experiences that you might not have had if you had stayed close to home. Go for your dream, don't settle for a school just because it's cheaper or closer. I transfered half way through my college career so I could go to the school I really wanted to go to on the other side of the country. It is much more expensive than my old college, but I'm finally in the major I want to be in and headed toward a career I actually want. Make sure you really reasearch the schools, and visit the campuses. You can learn a lot about a school by taking the tour and looking at the students around campus. Don't be afraid to ask questions either and really think about it. You can always transfer, but it really is easier to find the right school the first time.

What's unique about your campus?

I love my major, it is the only Textile major like it in the US. We have access to many different types of equipment and the professors are very helpful. Textile Design has a 90% job placement after you graduate, so I know that I will be able to find a job when I leave here. The program is small, so you get to know pretty much everyone and there is always someone there to work with you. The library has the largest collection of textile magazines and books, so there are always great resources for inspiration.

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

The class schedules are inconvient and required classes often conflict with each other, making scheduling a chore each sememster. Financial aid doesn't award enough for off campus housing around here, which means that commuter students often have to live farther from campus or have multiple roommates. Philadelphia University is located in a very nice neighborhood, but that means that rent is quite expensive close to school, and there aren't many choices close by. Most of the on-campus housing is old and out of date, but the dining halls are quite nice.

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

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