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University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, PA
University of the Sciences is a private university of pharmacy and health sciences. Its 30-acre campus is located in Philadelphia.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,246
   Women 1,380 (61.4%)
   Men 866 (38.6%)
Graduate Students 418
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 58% of 3,738 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.70
SAT Math 610 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 570 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $58,448
  Tuition and Fees $38,850
  Room and Board $15,188
Average Percent of Need Met 22%
Average Freshman Award $18,444
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 189
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Philadelphia Population 1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 79% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Sororities 15% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
35.0% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
44.0% White
9.1% Unknown
International Students 1.2%
First-Year Students Returning 90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 62.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported