B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Philadelphia University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Address
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Website

Philadelphia University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1180
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Philadelphia University

Cost

Net Price
$28,130/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,664/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,415/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,603/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,099/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,705/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,385Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Loud, average.
    35%
  • Driven
    30%
  • High maintenance
    26%
  • Unique
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Beautiful campus.
    52%
  • Innovative
    35%
  • Busy
    4%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Pain
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Interactive is the keyword which sums up my entire college experience at Philadelphia University. Everything from the uniquely styled classrooms, beautiful campus, to the supportive faculty and staff, it is a great way to get the most out of a university experience. However, communication between faculty and students still needs improvement, it makes up for in surveys, students can fill out to provide feedback which the university actually follows through! Overall, Philadelphia University is a beautiful school which will provide students with real-world experiences by having them interact with people from various industries.
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This school truly is amzing. I would recommend.You get the best of both worlds by being near major city known around the world but having the most beautiful historical campus in PA. The schools total amount is definitely more like 60,000 a year but scholarships help but this school is so great it's worth it. They are very accommodating and so welcoming. I came from a place about 6 hours away and I felt so comftorable and I walked in knowing nobody. I would recommend this school cause you get an amazing education, name recognition (they have merged in with Thomas Jefferson University so now they are called Jefferson) and so much more. It's like the all around school with amazing medical, great sports as it is a somewhat athletic school, amazing buisness programs, design programs, architecture, and so much. Also there are great study abroad programs. Not just for seniors and juniors they have a 3 week program that freshman can do and take classes abroad.
I have learned so much about the fashion industry since I've been a student here. Some of things I've gotten to do so far include creating a product for the school pop-up shop, volunteering at fashion shows, visiting showrooms in NYC, and meeting entrepreneurs, designers, bloggers and others who work in the industry. You also get to work on projects with companies in some of your classes, which is what I am doing right now. The classes are small so it's easy to get to know your professors and my professors have always been willing to help when needed. As far as social life, it is a small campus and parties aren't really a big thing. Neither are sporting events. However, there are other things to do and other places you can go if that's what you are into.