University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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).

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$23,998
ABOVE AVERAGE

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
$110,001+$33,306

Admission considerations

Required:

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

Recommended:

  • 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)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8948

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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21%

Types of financial aids

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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

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$95,800

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

Students services

Career

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

3%

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

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 offering 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

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73%
ABOVE AVERAGE

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 indicator doesn’t take into consideration 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 perception. 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

Required:

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

Recommended:

  • 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.

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58%

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%.

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58%
BELOW AVERAGE

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%.

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58%
BELOW AVERAGE

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.
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15%

Total

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15%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

90%

Part-time retention rate

0%

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 index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has 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

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94%

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

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ACT scores

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

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24%

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

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the 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

10:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

124
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4%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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

Distance education location breakdown

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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.

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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.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are provided 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 fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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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.

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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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Address: 600 South 43rd Street

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Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2155968800

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: usciences.edu

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