Philadelphia University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Philadelphia University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,540 students enrolled. This school was established in 1884 and is one of the 42 schools located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
50
Several-month certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are available at Philadelphia University.

Philadelphia University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 50 majors. The most popular concentrations are Fashion, Retailing and Wholesaling, Management, Business, and Architecture. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
79%
Philadelphia University student retention rate is fair at 79% (above Pennsylvania average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Philadelphia University is average - 60%. About 34% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Philadelphia University is pretty good: 13:1. Learn more about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$32,000
Average tuition costs are extremely high, about $31,900 a year. The additional fees at Philadelphia University not covered by tuition are roughly $100; this makes it a total of $32,000 a year.

Read the details about Philadelphia University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
72%
According to recent data, 3,607 applications were submitted and 2,592 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to enroll at this school.

This school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Philadelphia University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,000
Philadelphia University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Philadelphia University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Philadelphia University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,600 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable -- approximately $5,000 per year.

Based on the college crime information, Philadelphia University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Philadelphia University Location and Maps



Post Address: Philadelphia University, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497, USA
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