Philadelphia University

611 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Philadelphia University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Address
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Website

Philadelphia University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
970-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$29,626/ 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
    $22,715/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,330/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,136/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,505/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,684/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,555Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Loud, average.
    36%
  • Driven
    32%
  • High maintenance
    27%
  • Unique
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Beautiful campus.
    50%
  • Innovative
    36%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Pain
    5%

After Philadelphia University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Reviews

611 reviews
  • Excellent
    64
  • Very Good
    197
  • Average
    287
  • Poor
    48
  • Terrible
    15
I love being a textile design major. I have the ability to access looms from the 1800's and gain an experience from every aspect of the textile world including knitting, weaving and print design. I have also had the opportunity to apply for study abroad opportunities although this is beginning to become very limited. The atmosphere created in the classrooms is very creative and down to earth but with some classes it can become quite intense especially with the work load. I feel as though I am being adequately prepared for my future career and have even gained an internship in New York City because of the reputation that perceives Philadelphia University in its textile program. All of my professors have been extremely insightful, some of which are graduates from the University, and I have learned a lot! By having these individuals as professors I have had the opportunity to network even further and have been able to help with getting a job/internship.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 21 2013
I love my major (textile design)! I've learned so much about textiles; things I didn't even think would be important. It is a very creative major so teachers expect us to be creative and do things on our gown. Although, when you need them they are excited to help. In design classes or textile-related classes, we usually have big projects. There is mostly a lot of time given to you. As long as you don't procrastinate, you'll be fine (which is a flaw of mine). It is definitely a hands-on major. My teachers were the best! They are very experienced in the fashion industry.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 14 2014
The safety and security on campus is great! They are open twenty four hours, seven days a week and can always be contacted by phone or email. They are easy to get a hold of and students on campus can find a security guard very easily day and night for assistance. Throughout the day you will see a security guard several times and there are even emergency buttons sites on campus that can pressed and directly link you to safety and security. Within in minutes a guard will arrive to your location and assess the issue. Since the security and safety services are always open and around on campus I have always felt safe. The campus is located within a residential area thus there are always people around and even walking back to me apartment at two in the morning alone I have felt safe and secure.
  • College Junior
  • May 29 2013