Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia University


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Recent Reviews

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

An artistic school with great academic programs for each major, but lacks the uniting quality a campus should have between it...

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

An artistic school with great academic programs for each major, but lacks the uniting quality a campus should have between its students with different ethnicities.

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

I would tell my self to try out programs where high-schoolers can stay with a college student over-night to get a feel of the campus and the people. This would allow me to see how other students of the college interact with me and what the social atmosphere is like.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

African-american students who seek a heavily diverse campus and an overall race-accepting atmosphere.

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

i would start by telling myself to relax. everyone is new at th school and feels exactly the same way you do. talk to everyon...

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

i would start by telling myself to relax. everyone is new at th school and feels exactly the same way you do. talk to everyone you meet and be friendly. go to any and all clubs/organizations that you are even remotely interested in. participate in any and all professional events and take advantage of the area in which your school is located. stay connected with people from high school but dont let it keep you from making as many new friends as you can in college. have fun and dont take yourself too seriously. it is ok to party and expirament with new things. most importantly be yourself and you will do just fine.

What kind of person should attend this school?

interested in design or business. likes small classes and rural area

What kind of person should not attend this school?

not interested in design or business and engineering related majors. looking for school sprirt or greek life

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

a school full of design majors that are mostly stressed about school work, but most of all, the money they have to work off j...

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

a school full of design majors that are mostly stressed about school work, but most of all, the money they have to work off just to pay for school in the first place

Describe the students at your school.

my classmates revolve heavily around their work and are very creative

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

Find a school that answers your questions without having to ask them. In order to decide on a school, its program must astound you as much as its beauty. Always keep your professional future in mind when exploring schools as well as your social.

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

Finding the right college for you as the student and assisting the student as the parent is extremely difficult. The student...

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

Finding the right college for you as the student and assisting the student as the parent is extremely difficult. The student needs to feel comfortable in the school environment, the area and the learning environment. It is important the student feels as if they will fit in and will be able to make the most of their college career. Also, the student needs to feel as if they will be as important as they want to be to the faculty and staff, this is important when determining the size of the college the student would like to attend. Making the most of the college experience all comes from feeling comfortable at the school of choice; does the school have the clubs and organizations, the sports and the facilities that interest the student? There are all important criteria to consider when choosing a school because the experience the student will have depends on these characteristics of the college. The deciding factor should be when the student walks around the campus, steps into the classrooms and the dorm rooms is if they can see themselves living and learning in the environment of the college.

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

The worst thing about the school is the size. They are trying to increase the number of students but you feel like you are in high school with all the gossip and drama.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Really anyone, we have art, design, business, engineering, health, science, environmental, we basically have everything and with that many different types of poeple!

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

When you are seventeen, your world revolves around typical high school stuff - the prom, sporting events, parties, homework, ...

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

When you are seventeen, your world revolves around typical high school stuff - the prom, sporting events, parties, homework, friends, and family. It seems like such a daunting task to face the prospect of leaving everything familiar to you and choosing the right college and major out of hundreds of possibilities. As I prepared to make this major decision, I had to really look deep into my own life and determine exactly what was imprortant to me. Was it venturing out completely on my own and choosing a school several hours away, or was it being able to spread my wings but still within a comfort zone? My advice to high school students would be to: a) visit as many campuses as you can b) do what feels right for you, and not your friends c) choose a campus that has more than one major that interests you d) be true to yourself - only you have the power to know what makes you happy. Listen to yourself and realize that you will be choosing your destiny for the next 4-5 years. e) enjoy the process and learn from every experience - good or bad

What's unique about your campus?

The overall atmosphere. Philadelphia University has it all. It is minutes away from the big city, but is part of Fairmount Park. While on campus, you have the luxury of small, quaint settings, yet accessibility to the city is right within your reach. Since it is a small campus, you see a familiar face no matter where you are. It is nice to recognize people in class, at the cafeteria or library, or even walking between classes. It has become my family away from home

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Sometimes as an athlete, I have to juggle class time with practice/game times. Since my school is small, and the number of classes are limited, I sometimes find it diffucult to schedule my science classes in conjuction with my sport times

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

philadelphia university is a small college full of artistic and wealthy students.

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

philadelphia university is a small college full of artistic and wealthy students.

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

Parents and students who are searching for the right college and making the most of their college experience should visit as many schools as possible during their search. they should make a description of their ideal school and think about what clubs or activities they would like to be involved in during college. then, they should visit the schools and decide which one has the most qualities that are similar to the list they made.

What's unique about your campus?

design classes because they're exciting and challenging

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

In order to find the right college, the student must first give the college a chance. If they just show up and decide it is n...

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

In order to find the right college, the student must first give the college a chance. If they just show up and decide it is not the right college, they could be missing out simply because they choose to not accept what the school had to offer. To really know if the school you have choosen is right for you it is important to make the most out of your available resources. Becoming involved in sports, clubs, and extra curriculars will help you become more involved in the school community and allow you to branch out and understand the full potential of the school. If you decide you are comfortable with those activities and feel as if your making a difference while getting the most out of your education, then your bound to be in the right place and heading in the right direction. So my advice would be to get involved and give everything a try before you turn it down, because you never know, you might discover something new about yourself along the way.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Philadelphia University accomodates a large variety of personalities, their programs range from fashion design to pre-med. There isn't a specific "kind of person" who shouldn't attend Philadelphia University. It's students are largely diverse in cultural background and self expression, those who might think they shouldn't attend this school should at least give it a chance, because it is always worth a try, and they might be surprised at what they find.

Maria
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is known for the textiles department. It is also known for the Physician Assitant program.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is known for the textiles department. It is also known for the Physician Assitant program.

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

My school is very small and surrounded by the city and woods at the same time.

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

When it comes to finding the right college and making the most of the college experience, parents andpotential students need to visit the schools and do some research. Also tty and visit the school during school hours so one can get the feel of the dynamic.

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

The advice I would give parents and/or students about finding the right college and making the most of your college experienc...

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

The advice I would give parents and/or students about finding the right college and making the most of your college experience is to be proactive and take initiative. The ideal college for most students is not going to just come and find you. You should begin your search as early as the summer prior to your junior year of High School. Compile a list of specific things such as a school's location (urban, rural, etc) , size (1,500 students - 40,000 students), travel distance, and overall environment that mirrors your learning style. Consider rank and costs but don't necessarily let that be an ultimate deciding factor for example Harvard may be $43,000 a year but most ivy league institutions offer need based financial aid and employ a debt-free education model of financial aid which include scholarships and grants with minimal or no loans. However for the money many students as well as faculty would argue that the best overall education may not be at a Havard - like institution but schools more like Penn State University. So do your research, consider all options, don't limit yourself and you will be fine.

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

Lack of Diversity, Small Campus, Expensive

What kind of person should attend this school?

Those interested in Artistic Careers and Textiles

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

Philadelphia University combines a suburban atmosphere with a professional, school-based emphasis, but is also located near c...

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

Philadelphia University combines a suburban atmosphere with a professional, school-based emphasis, but is also located near center city and there is plenty to do.

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

Philadelphia University is a Professional University with a strong emphasis on Liberal Arts. While it is a small school, there is much diversity in its programs ranging from business, design, architecture, to science.

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

Since I am a university ambassador, I regularly give advice to families about their college search. Definitely visit as many schools as possible, and learn about the whole school not just the program you're interested in. It doesn't hurt to give it a try and apply to schools you're not sure about. As far as the college experience is concerned, get involved! Join clubs, attend optional lectures, get an on-campus job, whatever can help a student network with the people who are a part of the university community. Freshman year is hard, it certainly had its ups and downs for me, but give new things a try and see what you can make out of it.

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