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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
About University of the Sciences...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Address
600 S. 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

University of the Sciences 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
60%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1260
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$34,796/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,188/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,893/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,712/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,914/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,749/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
10%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,325Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    47%
  • Stressed yet motivated
    26%
  • Book-smart, but socially inept
    11%
  • Try-hards
    11%
  • Snob
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Strong academic aspect
    52%
  • Nerdy
    38%
  • Subpar
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$91,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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University of the Sciences Reviews

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I am an incoming Freshman at USP. So far, my experience has been great! The school is very diverse and welcoming. The dorms are pretty standard, not shabby- the only thing you need would be lights. However, USP is building the new dorms as we speak so that rating might change. The food is a bit...lackluster. Sure, it's buffet style and there are a lot of drink options and fresh fruit. The food is pretty standard. I'm not too worried about safety since there are a lot of precautions and security about, including access cards to get into certain buildings. Student life I am giving 4 stars because THERE ARE SO MANY CLUBS.
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So far my experience at USciences has been great. I fell into the groove pretty quickly and I found a solid friend group. Everyone is very friendly and it's a nice community. The area is okay, there are run-down neighborhoods. But public safety is always on duty so that is reassuring. Pretty tight-knit campus, which I like. The walk between classes isn't bad at all. Food is okay, I personally got tired of it quick. Dorms are average, as Goodman is pretty old. But there's a new residence hall being built so that is a nice addition. Academics are great, the professors really want students to succeed. They really do care and are always there to help. Overall, this is an exceptional school.
University of the Sciences is not an easy school. The worst aspect unrelated to course difficulty is that the school usually does not listen to younger students, but instead only the concerns of older students are addressed. Otherwise, it is an excellent school with strong academics and provides many great opportunities for students wishing to get major-related experience before graduation.