B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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%
SAT Range
970-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Philadelphia University

Cost

Net Price
$29,626/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,715/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,330/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,136/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,505/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,684/ 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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,555Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Loud, average.
    36%
  • Driven
    32%
  • High maintenance
    27%
  • Unique
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Beautiful campus.
    50%
  • Innovative
    36%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Pain
    5%

After Philadelphia University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
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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Philadelphia University's strongest characteristic, in my opinion, is the networking it provides to students. Every major has its way on putting students out in the professional world. Numerous professionals in their fields come to give lectures and meet prospect students. Also, the career center facilities make sure that every single student is getting involved more and more every semester and prepares them by offering mock interviews, verifying resumes, giving any type of information regarding to one's field of study, and on how to start or continue to get exposure with companies and researches for internships. For example, every student has to go through the course of Writing 201. In this course, one of the assignments is to get a resume approved by career services, effectively starting to prepare prospect students.
The athletics center known as the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and convocation center is an ultra modern facility that includes a large selection of cardiovascular machines, resistance machines, free weights and many more amenities. With a wide selection of varsity and intramural sports available, it is very easy to become part of the athletic community. Amongst the eclectic sports we have in school, my favorite is the basketball team as there is no sport more American than basketball. I remember the night we finally got our 1000th win after an initial loss against Wilmington. It was one night I realized the extent of school spirit.