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Philadelphia University

School Profile

  • Philadelphia UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Philadelphia, PA
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,782
First-year Undergraduate Students: 731
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,768
Graduate Students: 578

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Animation/Special Effects
  • Bachelor of Apparel/Accessories Marketing
  • Bachelor of Apparel/Textile Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biopsychology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
  • Bachelor of Digital Communications/Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Biology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Fashion Design
  • Bachelor of Fashion Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Graphic Communications
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Professional communications
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Textile Sciences/Engineering

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $27,498
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,498

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 170


Member: NCAA
Team name: Rams


  • Ranked #74 Regional Universities (North)
  • Ranked #114 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #29 Nursing-Midwifery
  • Ranked #102 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #18 Physician Assistant

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Admissions Address

School House Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
(215) 951-2800
(800) 951-7287
Fax: (215) 951-2907
Contact: Christine Greb
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 73%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 73%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,138
Female applicants 2,703
Male applicants 1,435
Applicants accepted 3,039
Female applicants accepted 2,001
Male applicants accepted 1,038
Freshman enrollment 703
Female freshman enrollment 454
Male freshman enrollment 249
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 58%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 97%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 89%
SAT Critical Reading average score 526
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 480-560
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 543
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 490-590
SAT Writing average score 515
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 470-560
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 10%
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-25
ACT Composite score breakdown N/A
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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