Philadelphia University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Bad
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Philadelphia University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,670 students enrolled. This school was established in 1884 and is one of the 44 schools located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
51
Fair
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 51 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Architecture, Fashion, Medical Assistant, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
82%
Good
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.

Philadelphia University student retention rate is high at 82% (above Pennsylvania average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Philadelphia University is below average - 59%. 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
$36,600
High
Average tuition costs are extremely high, about $35,700 a year. The additional fees at Philadelphia University not covered by tuition are roughly $900; this makes it a total of $36,600 a year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
64%
Doable
According to recent data, 4,129 applications were submitted and 2,651 were accepted; so it is not very hard 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
$5,700
Medium
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
Unsafe
Philadelphia University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,500 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable -- approximately $5,700 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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