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Reviews 584 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: If anything, you just have to watch out for the undercover racists

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Except for the few times that your heater breaks in the dead of winter, everything about living in the dorms and on-campus housing is great. Cleanliness depends on the people that live in the same building you do, but the cleaning staff and RAs work together to make sure that it's never dirty.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: There are only a few sororities and fraternities, totaling no more than five all together. You don't actually know a person is part of Greek life until you see them with paraphernalia.

3 College Senior

Athletics: The school's size accounts for the sense of school spirit. It's kind of what you make it because we don't have a football team.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The size of my school is essential for learning because it gives me the opportunity to actually form a relationship with my professors. However, the social aspect of my school suffers because of its size. Very few events are lively and I don't have much school spirit when discussing anything besides the academics.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Quality of a course really depends on the Professor and the student's predilection for that subject. Some Professors are really great and some just average. In my experience, I really have never had a problem with a professor even though some professors are not as good as we expect them to be. Class sizes are relatively small and very interactive unless a student does not care to get involved.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: As statistically proved, Philadelphia University has a 95% undergraduate job success grad school acceptance rate. With that, it is enough to believe that the advisors, career guides really do a great job in guiding the students through.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The school takes great responsibility about health and safety in school. From what I have noticed, there is not much danger in campus except if some students are involved in situations outside campus. We have emergency booths all around school, so when one is not feeling safe the booth is right there to call a security officer nearby and to my experience (as I have used one before). it works great and they get to your spot almost immediately or sometimes direct you to safety. Healthcare is pretty good as well. we have walk-in hours from Mondays through Fridays from 9 to 12 and appointments are made from 9 to about 2pm. Nurses and helps are really helpful as well.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The Dorms are available from Freshmen to Seniors. Dorm life is pretty great. The best dorm to me is the Falls center, this is considered the luxurious dormitory in school and lots of people rush to get a space in the building. There is one downside to Falls center, it is the fact that it is a little far from school so the school shuttle is needed to get to school on time, although one could walk, even though it will take more time. A plus is if one has a car and it would just be perfect. Falls center is the newest dorm building in campus so every amenity is relatively new, each apartment has a dishwasher and microwave which is honestly the most important thing to consider for sophomores and up as we don't have to bring or buy extra kitchen equipments.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: To be honest, I know nothing about the greek life in my school, expect that I have a few friends in Greek life. Coming into college, I had a mindset of not joining one and since then I never really cared to understand or learn abut greek life. From what I have noticed and heard, the greeks are pretty nice and very involved as almost every week, there are dessert sales, cloth sales, etc to raise money for the less privileged, this I think is really awesome and is good enough reason to find out more of greek life.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics center known as the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and convocation center is an ultra modern facility that includes a large selection of cardiovascular machines, resistance machines, free weights and many more amenities. With a wide selection of varsity and intramural sports available, it is very easy to become part of the athletic community. Amongst the eclectic sports we have in school, my favorite is the basketball team as there is no sport more American than basketball. I remember the night we finally got our 1000th win after an initial loss against Wilmington. It was one night I realized the extent of school spirit.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: THE UNIVERSITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S MOTTO IS "POWER TO DO WHAT'S NOW, POWER TO DO WHAT'S NEXT". THIS I FEEL IS A TRUE REFLECTION OF WHAT THE INSTITUTION IS ABOUT. GETTING INTO THE SCHOOL, YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW WHAT YOU WANT OR WHERE YOU ARE HEADED, BUT AS LONG AS YOU ARE PART OF THE INSTITUTION, YOU WILL NEVER BE LOST BECAUSE WE HAVE GREAT PROFESSORS AND ADVISORS THAT WOULD LEAD YOU TO A PATH IN WHICH YOU WOULD NOT NEED ANY HELP.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I enjoy my classes and am appreciative of the work teachers do to help us attain our goals.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Career center is the place to go. They know what they are doing.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety and security aren't that helpful, but I feel safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Love dorm life except during power outages.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not involved in Greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a wonderful basketball team.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am pushed to be the best student I can be.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally, I feel very safe on campus. Being a design major implies that I have to walk at 2 or 3 am back to the dorms from main campus multiple times a week. If there is any situation that I do not feel safe there is always the option of calling someone from security to walk me over where ever I have to go.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes are very small, this gives the opportunity of better understanding because of the "one-to-one" students get in the classroom. This also gives the opportunity of really engaging and getting to know your professors and classmates. Courses are very effective and every single one have multiple learning goals. Every class style is very different. It all depends on the course one is taking. For example, studio classes were students are constantly engaging and helping each other are very different from a math or science class were sitting quietly listening to the class.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Philadelphia University's strongest characteristic, in my opinion, is the networking it provides to students. Every major has its way on putting students out in the professional world. Numerous professionals in their fields come to give lectures and meet prospect students. Also, the career center facilities make sure that every single student is getting involved more and more every semester and prepares them by offering mock interviews, verifying resumes, giving any type of information regarding to one's field of study, and on how to start or continue to get exposure with companies and researches for internships. For example, every student has to go through the course of Writing 201. In this course, one of the assignments is to get a resume approved by career services, effectively starting to prepare prospect students.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Personally, I love living on campus and in the dorms. Living in dorms have made me meet a lot of people. The cleanliness of the dorms is ok. A lot of time it might be dirty but, it gets cleaned once in a while. After the first year of college, were students are given the chance to choose where they want to live, student definitely pay for what they get. The cheapest living options involve not so nice facilities in comparison to the expensive living options. The social atmosphere at Philadelphia University depends on where you live. Some places you see movement of people, while in others you are isolated. For sophomores, the housing selection process is very stressful because they choose after seniors and juniors. This means that they have to deal with whatever options are left (each has to have a plan A, B, and C because the probability of them getting their first housing option is very small). But, for the upper class men, housing selections is very easy.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is not big. Fraternities and Sororities relate to the different majors. They are mainly joined to get networking on your field of study. Non-Greeks are indifferent to Greeks. We are al part of the same community, and still hag out with the same group of people. At Philadelphia University there are no housing available for Greeks.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Philadelphia University's athletic are composed by many international students, which is very cool to see how they choose to come and participate in this university. One of the most popular sports in this university is basketball. Students always attend the home game to show their support (dance teams and cheerleaders as well). The gym is amazing and it is always packed through out the day. I can't think of machines that may be missing. Also, the athletic trainers are easy to approach and know what they are doing. They definitely take good care of their athletes.

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