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
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
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 Range
1060-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of the Sciences

Cost

Net Price
$31,997/ 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
    $25,687/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,748/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,265/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,493/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,823/ 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
1,523Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
10%
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
88%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$85,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
48%
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
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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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Since coming here in 2013 (and expecting to graduate 2017 and in 2019), the university has really made the effort to improve and does not look like what it did 4 years ago. They have renovated the dining hall, have plans to create a new freshman/sophomore living space, more educational space, and has a new marketing campaign. Even the landlords around the area have been doing new construction to modernize the living space for students once they move off campus. While I agree that greek life wasn't what it was back in 2014 when I joined, it still has a lively spirit on our campus. Going through one of their accelerated programs, it felt disjointed at first (possibly due to my impatience to "get to the real stuff already"). It was a matter of taking further classes and seeing the material continuously integrate itself. I can say I proudly see myself growing into being as a strong, entry level practitioner.
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.