510 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
University of the Sciences is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Address
600 South 43rd Street
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
58%
SAT Scores Range
1080-1260
ACT Scores Range
24-27
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of the Sciences

Cost

Net Price
$30,461/ 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
    $14,901/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,801/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,145/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,816/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,306/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
11%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,607Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    50%
  • Stressed yet motivated
    22%
  • Book-smart, but socially inept
    11%
  • Try-hards
    11%
  • Snob
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Strong academic aspect
    50%
  • Nerdy
    40%
  • Subpar
    10%

After University of the Sciences

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$85,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

University of the Sciences Reviews

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Overall the school is great. Very diverse and lots of people to meet and interact with. There are always new clubs being formed and intramural sports to play with friends. The school does theit absolute best to ensure the students do well academically, which includes free tutoring and individual meetings with professors. The downside being that the educational requirements are difficult and stressful, but the school offers a great support system in every aspect.
My experience with the University of the Sciences has been excellent so far. All of my professors have been so great. They have all been eager to help and really having the best interest of success for all of their students. They take their time to really get to know every student and help to answer as many questions and meet to go over any material. Also, the University does an excellent job providing a lot of extra curricular activities to keep the student busy. All of the facilities are very kept up with and up to date with technology. Also, being in the city of Philadelphia people would think that it would be dangerous, but on this campus you always see security around and just feel safe all of the time.
Overall this school is mostly academics, the coursework is ridiculous and makes you wonder why you haven't left yet. The work leaves students stressed and scared beyond belief but oddly motivated. The school is also very small and it does feel like high school all over again, but you don't have an issue getting along with people because they are usually very accepting and everyone usually gets along with everyone. I will say though that career wise this is a good step but if you're looking for a real college experience this isn't the way to go.