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Founded in 1821, University of the Sciences. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,344 full time undergraduate students, and 1,197 full time graduate students.
The University of the Sciences Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 203 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of the Sciences include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at USP are considered Selective, with ,5% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 79% were in the top quarter, and 46% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of the Sciences.
44 Students rated on-campus housing 2.9 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.
34 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated school activities 2.8 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated academics 3.4 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
16 Students rated University of the Sciences
I think the university fo the sciences is a great university if you want to reside in Pennsylvania and want to study science. I am only a high schooler but I think they have great professors who are passionate about teaching their students to succeed in life.
University of the Sciences is a school devoted to academics. The undergraduate and graduate education is extremely collaborative: students work together to learn. Faculty are extremely concerned with success of their students and have been known to develop lasting professional relationships with their students. Along with generally educating their students, the faculty are also extremely concerned with making sure their students develop skill that will make students attractive to employers in their chosen fields; this is exemplified in the fact that every student interested can become involved in research, even Freshmen.
The non-academic side to the University is also very strong. The university has a number of different sports teams that are competitive in Division 2 athletics, as well as recreational sports teams that meet a few times a week. Thanks to an excellent set of humanities professors, the availability of music classes are extensive for a science school, with more than ten classes available ranging from basic choir to special topics courses.
The worst part of the university is organization. Although the university is not stuck in the past, the teaching methods and program organization do not reflect the most modern education research. This is a consequence of an absurd amount of administration and bureaucratic red-tape at that level.
I love University of the Sciences because the faculty are concerned with my education and my well-being as an individual. Although I feel at another university I may have had more material presented to me for a lower cost, I don't regret my decision of choosing this college; the students and the faculty here at University of the Sciences have my back now as student and, taking from my observations of student-teacher relationships and student-student relationships of prior students, will have my back after I graduate. I've learned an immense amount in my time at the University of the Sciences, so much that I've been in put under tons of stress. At the same time, though, the University offers just as much to relieve that stress and keep me, and all of its students, on track to achieving our goals.
I like the campus even though it is small. The food trucks and Starbucks are great but wish there was more variety. Students are heavily involved in academics since they are all science majors but do enjoy extracurricular activities. Everyone is very nice but it is difficult to make new friends.
I am an occupational therapy student ho plans to graduate with my clinical doctor. I want to utilize this degree to help others live their life to the fullest and do what they want to do. I have nothing but good things to say about university of the sciences. I can honestly say, being a 4th year student (with two more years to go) that this school has prepared me professionally and clinically to be a successful and competent OT. The courses are not easy and sometimes students here can become very stressed, but we are all driven and motivated students who plan to become health care professionals. Our vigorous programs have taught us to support and help one another through this process and make sure we stay focused.
This university is located in West Philadelphia in a nice small community. During the warmer days, you can take a quick walk to clark park (which is located in the middle of our campus) to participate in farmers markets and fun sales. We also have a few trolley stops right on campus that take you directly into center city in 7 minutes for under $3. As for the campus itself, it is a small campus only about 4 blocks in length. Everyone seems to know each other and as you walk through campus you can typically wave to a few familiar faces! I have made some life long friends here at university of the sciences and i would not trade my education or experience for anything. I do have to be honest when I say that Usciences does not provide your "typical" college experience. If you are looking for the school that always had parties and huge sports events- then Usciences is not for you. We have over 200 clubs and organizations as a community to get involved, but as a whole we are very program and education focused.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of the Sciences is 59%. 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 _____.
I was one of those high school kids that did only what I was interested in. I was an avid musician who was the steryotypical band geek and the science nerd who loved chemistry. As a kid, I always knew I was going to go to school for pharmacy with all hopes of becoming a pharamacist, yet I was also a great trumpet player, who did not know if majoring in music might make me happier. Although I decided to go with the more concrete and reliable path, I would tell my high school self to expand thier horizons before it is too late. In high school I only did band and some science clubs, and never explored anything else. Now, in college, I am a member of charity organizations, clean-up projects, mentoring students and even some art classes, in addition to minoring in music and obtaining a PharmD degree. I would tell my high school self not to be afraid of learning new things and to step out of my comfort zone to better experience the world and learn new things.
Freshman year ther will be people who don't care about their grades and will probably flunk out. The further you go along it will get tough the students will get tough and its either do or die. 3rd and 5th years are the years that change people.
University of the Sciences is best known for their six year, doctorate of pharmacy program. In this prestigious program, undergraduate second year students, need to maintain the highest level of academic standing and pass a professional interview with the staff in order to proceed into the professional program. The doctorate of pharmacy program offered at USciences is extremely special because it is the oldest pharmacy school in America and the first to accept women. As a woman, majoring in pharmacy, I am honored to attend such an institution.
Specialized academics for science oriented curriculum. Small student body which provides individualized attention.
Course work becuase some times it seems humanly inpossible to complete it all in the time alotted.
The school is very different from other colleges from providing a very high standard education, smaller compared to other colleges since it's private, and it has an excellent reputation in the number of the student's achievements.
I wish that I had known how supportive and devoted the faculty and university as a whole is towards their students. I imagined my college years to be scary, independant, and boring. Since my first week, I have learned that this is the contrary, that USP creates a constructive and fun learning environment for its students. If I would have known this, I would have looked forward to college more than I had.
A focused individual who will do enough to make it through 6th year. It's hard.
There is nothing frustrating about the Univeristy of the Sciences.
It is private which makes it much smaller than other colleges. Most of the students are to know almost everyone from the variety of activities and similar classes that they attend in the beginning of their year at the college.
This university has a very difficult underclassman program, which is why USP was my first choice in my career field of interest. I knew attending this university meant that I was serious about my career aspirations, and, if I graduated with a degree from USP, I would be able to look around at the people during the ceremony and know that I am with the best and brightest. I am comfortable knowing that I am getting better than the education I need to get by in the work force.
The type of person that should not attend this school is definately someone who has had experience with any type of science and knows it is not for them. This school is very focused and specific.
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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.
100% of students
attending University of the Sciences receive some sort of financial aid.
27% were awarded federal grants.
While 65% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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