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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
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
USciences is an above-average private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,251 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the USciences acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 73% of students, USciences alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $68,400.
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
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1130-1300
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$33,444/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,866/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
10%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,251Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
26
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    45%
  • Stressed yet motivated
    30%
  • Book-smart, but socially inept
    10%
  • Try-hards
    10%
  • Snob
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Strong academic aspect
    50%
  • Nerdy
    36%
  • Subpar
    9%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$91,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
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 is overall an amazing school. They have amazing lab programs that give you hands on experience and also insight on if you would like to work in a lab one day. The faculty are very compassionate about what they do and are very willing to help you do your best in the class. It is easy to get touch with a professor with questions since there office hours are posted on a syllabus, and they are respond quickly to emails. In addition, this school also helps out with networking and building on public speaking skills by having project fairs. The fair helped improve my confidence in speaking publicly and my knowledge of the topic that was chosen. I would like to see change begin with the biology and chemistry labs be related to what is being taught in seminar classes. Some of the labs would seem unrelated to what is learned in the seminars which wouldn't really help students like me who excel at learning by being hands on.
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University of the Sciences is a solid school. The dorms are rather standard. It is a small school so that may be positive depending on preference. The food is okay most of the time. There are a lot of clubs and greek life. One may struggle with a college experience since the workload is usually pretty heavy. They do maintain their goal in helping the healthcare industry. I had some great professors and found a nice entourage of friends to get me through the difficult workload. As with any other college, it is as one makes of it.
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.