University of the Sciences

600 S 43rd St, Philadelphia, United States
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Overview of University of the Sciences

About this school

University of the Sciences is a private university of pharmacy and health sciences. Its 30-acre campus is located in Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,246
    • Men:866 (38.6%)
    • Women:1,380 (61.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of the Sciences is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
600 South 43rd Street
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA  19104-4495
Phone
(215) 596-8810
Fax
(215) 895-1100
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
58% of 3,738 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 2,539 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 1,199 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
363 (17%) of 2,168 admitted students enrolled
Women
230 (16%) of 1,460 admitted students enrolled
Men
133 (19%) of 708 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.70
375 And Above
50%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
15%
• Score 24 - 29
54%
• Score 18 - 23
31%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,994 (66.5656935521454%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,738 (26.19420125828035%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,050 (1.7476115974834392%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,300 (5.492493592090809%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of the Sciences accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003353
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
294 (93.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
256 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
256 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (27.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$36,266
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 208 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,849
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 187 (73.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,042
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 135 (52.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
58 (18.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,510

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,142 (86.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,049 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,049 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
565 (53.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$27,824
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 873 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,041
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 857 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,427
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 646 (61.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
270 (20.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,551

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$46,210
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


189

Part-Time Faculty


230

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of the Sciences provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


71.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


72.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (18)


  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (16)


  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Health--General
  • Technical Writing
  • Toxicology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,547,607

Nearest Metropolitan Area


35 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
6 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, basketball, bowling, riflery, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of the Sciences offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, hillel: jewish student association, pre-medical society, society of physics students, american chemical society

Sororities


15% of women participate

Fraternities


15% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,215

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,246
Women
1,380
Men
866

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%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


418

Student Resources

Study resources