University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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University of the Sciences offers 151-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 58%. The most popular test is SAT - 94% of students submitted it in comparison to 24% of students who submitted ACT. 38.6% are women, and 61.4% are men. 4% percents of international students. University of the Sciences is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of the Sciences is 23998$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $41598 and $54830 per year. 73% of full-time University of the Sciences students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $95,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of the Sciences is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of the Sciences students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,901
$30,001 - $48,000$26,801
$48,001 - $75,000$9,145
$75,001 - $110,000$32,816

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores


  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8948

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1478 of University of the Sciences undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of the Sciences number 65 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at University of the Sciences awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of the Sciences.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


University of the Sciences graduation rate is above the national average.

73% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of the Sciences completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

12 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores


  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

University of the Sciences acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 14%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so University of the Sciences acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 12%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The University of the Sciences full-time retention rate is 90% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of the Sciences students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1570 - 1840

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 510 - 600
Math: 550 - 630
Writing: 510 - 610

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of the Sciences students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
22 - 28

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 27
Math: 23 - 28
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of the Sciences is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In University of the Sciences the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of the Sciences and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

The campus located by 600 S 43Rd St address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of the Sciences with 0.12% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on University of the Sciences in Philadelphia are motor vehicle theft, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of the Sciences offers 151 programs in total: 55 are for Bachelor's degree, 45 - for Master's degree, 24 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Philadelphia county. University of the Sciences is one of the few institutions in Philadelphia that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance education programs that are offered in the University of the Sciences: 3 are for Master's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


University of the Sciences provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1592 students with 54917 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 287 with 9745 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 543 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of the Sciences

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Overall Rating:

Poor, Donot send your kids here, poor quality, no work after graduation, poor training, programs are not accredited, VERY EXPENSIVE, WILL MILK YOU FOR MONEY, LOW QUALITY FACULTY, NO RESEARCH, MANY OF THE PROGRAM'S ADVERTISEMENTS ABOUT RESEARCH SCIENCE AND JOB PLACMENTS ARE FLAT OUT LIES Also please read the negative reviews, they are all true, it is a racist place. You can get better degrees, better classes for way less money someplace else. it is more like a diploma mill

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

What an amazing experience! I came here for an open house on Monday, January 22, 2019 from New Jersey where I am from. I was absolutely amazed with the presentation by all of the faculty and staff. I haven't felt so welcomed at any other college I have visited thus far. The campus is beautiful and so conveniently located. It seems like a great place to pursue my healthcare management degree. I highly recommend any seniors interested in the sciences check this place out.

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Overall Rating:

I can't say anything about the school's academic program, because I only attended for a very short period of time, but their admissions and financial staff are the least trust-worthy bunch I've ever dealt with in an institutional setting.The first time I visited the school, it was for an informational tour where I met up with the admissions office's assistant dean. He asked to see my transcript and resume, and immediately offered me admissions on the spot. Both my boyfriend (who accompanied me) and I were shocked. I was a very good student, and have gotten full scholarship offers before, but have never had a college that accepted me before I even filled out an application. While I was still trying to take everything in, the assistant dean of admissions went to talk to someone and then came back and offered me a scholarship package that would have covered most, if not all, of my tuition. He also gave me an admissions paperwork and urged me to fill it out before leaving. I was still pretty much undecided, but in the end decided to take him up on the offer due to influences from family and friends.Lo and behold, shortly after classes have started, I found out that the scholarship they actually assigned to me was minimal because they said I had missed the deadline for the scholarship for which I was promised. Thus, requiring me to obtain a loan to pay for the bulk of my tuition. I went to speak to the assistant dean of admissions who had promised me the larger scholarship, because I didn't understand why I "missed the deadline" when I had filled out all the paperwork he said was needed for admissions, financial aid and scholarships the same day of the tour (including FAFSA and all other forms he gave me that day).Aside from apologizing and telling me he didn't know what happened, he couldn't do anything to help me get that scholarship he had promised. I told him I couldn't afford that much loan and, in the end, he advised me to back-date and submit a withdrawal form so that the tuition would be zeroed-out (since I was only 2 days past the refund deadline). He assured me that the backdating would take care of my tuition and I wouldn't have to be responsible for it. Once again, I listened to him.Of course, things once again didn't turn out as he had said. After I've withdrawn, I got a call from the financial office to meet with a financial personnel, who told me that the tuition could not be written off because the withdrawal form could not be back-dated, even if it's approved or advised by the admissions assistant dean. I explained to her my situation and how I had enrolled due to a promise of scholarship, and that I had to withdraw because I couldn't afford the tuition due to the scholarship didn't come through for reasons that were not my fault. She called the assistant dean and he confirmed everything that I've said, yet she still denied the tuition forgiveness just because it was 2 days past the official refund period - this in spite of the fact that everything that has led up to my withdrawal was due to misinformation given to me by their administration. There was no compassion. It's all about money.During the entire meeting with her, I did not cry, but tears were streaming down my face. When I walked out of her office, fleeting thoughts of jumping down the second-story railings crossed my mind over and over again. I wanted to use my death to protest and to voice the incredible anguish that the University had pushed upon me. Thankfully, I quickly remembered each time that I still had a very sick mother waiting for my care.Whether the assistant dean had the best intentions in mind, I do not know. All I know was that if it weren't for him, I wouldn't have enrolled in that school, and I wouldn't have withdrawn (if I was going to have to pay for the tuition anyways, then I might as well stay to earn the credits).I was young, I was naive. It was shameful of the school to mislead and then refused to take any responsibility - putting all the burdens on a young person with a mentally-ill single mother.

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Overall Rating:

University of the Sciences is an amazing school for anyone looking to pursue a degree in the field of health care, or the general sciences. From my own experience as a student here, we began working together as a health care team and learning about our future professions from day one. As a physical therapy major, all of my undergraduate classes included topics and lectures with application to the field of physical therapy and have prepared me well to begin the graduate phase of the program! If you're looking to pursue an career in the health field, Usciences should be on your list!

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Overall Rating:

Going to the University of the Sciences is the best investment an individual can make for their education. If you are up to putting in the work and staying focused, this school has created the perfect environment where every single faculty member in this school will make sure that you will thrive while opening up an infinite amount of opportunities for you educational and career goals.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 600 South 43rd Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2155968800

Institution is active in current year: 1

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