Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

138 reviews
  1. Lancaster, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    B
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
410 N Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
42%
SAT Range
850-1060
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$24,000/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,383/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,126/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,559/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,032/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,726/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
491Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%

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Reviews

138 reviews
  • Excellent
    20
  • Very Good
    57
  • Average
    58
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    0
For the most part the instructors are high-quality and very knowledgeable about the subjects they are teaching. There are ample opportunities for learning and the new center for excellence in practice has an amazing simulation set-up. Some of the precepting nurses at the clinical sites are less than desirable and overall very rude. The clinical sites themselves are good and provide many situations for learning for students that have no previous nursing experience. The clinical instructors are generally good and stick to the rubrics of what is expected. The clinical prep work the day before is grueling and very time consuming, about six to eight hours worth of prep work.
The tuition is extremely expensive for an Associate level education. At $560 a credit, I could be taking graduate level courses. In addition, I feel that I could be getting the same quality education at a community college that would afford the same learning and educational opportunities.
  • Sophomore
  • 7 days ago
Majoring in Nursing is challenging and rewarding. It's required to complete one semester of gen-eds prior to enrolling in nursing. Each semester has an increase in both classroom and clinical time. Workload also increases as you are in a higher semester. Professors provide a note handout on the day's topic, where you can also write additional notes. The majority of clinicals are at Lancaster General Hospital, which is down the street. Some clinicals are offered at other locations, depending upon the semester the student is in. However, there aren't any internship positions available. ADN courses are only available in the classroom, but the ADN to BSN program allows you to have either classroom or online courses.
  • College Junior
  • Nov 14 2014
I prefer taking online courses opposed to classroom. Due to having your books in front of you, online courses are slightly more challenging for test-taking. You can use your books during your exam, and have a countdown timer to finish. The professors have students engage in online discussions, and often participate in them as well. Homework may include researching a topic, posting the link and writing a summary. It also may include writing a few papers. Taking courses online requires self-discipline, but is worth not having to wake up early to drive to class.
  • College Junior
  • Nov 14 2014