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Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia University, founded in 1884, is a private university of textiles and related sciences. Its academic programs encompass architecture, design, business, engineering, liberal arts, textiles, fashion, science, and health.  Its 100-acre campus is eight miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,906
   Women 1,917 (66.0%)
   Men 989 (34.0%)
Graduate Students 851
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 4,129 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline  
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.51
SAT Math 490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21-26 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 $54,509
  Tuition and Fees $37,800
  Room and Board $12,570
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $33,094
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 123
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Philadelphia Population 1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
15.8% Black/African-American
8.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.9% White
9.9% Unknown
International Students 4.1%
First-Year Students Returning 82.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 49.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported