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 Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University - Philadelphia, PA

School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497

General information:(215)951-2700
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Associate's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,579(2,960 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $27,618 $28,990 $30,546 -5%
Out-of-state $27,618 $28,990 $30,546 -5%
Books and supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,182 $9,502 $9,834 -3%
Other $3,130 $3,242 $3,356 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,136 $9,456 $9,786 -3%
Other $3,330 $3,446 $3,566 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,330 $3,446 $3,566 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $41,530 $43,334 $45,336 -4%
Off Campus $41,684 $43,492 $45,498 -4%
Off Campus with Family $32,548 $34,036 $35,712 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $41,530 $43,334 $45,336 -4%
Off Campus $41,684 $43,492 $45,498 -4%
Off Campus with Family $32,548 $34,036 $35,712 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $30,356
In-state fees $90
Out-of-state tuition $30,356
Out-of-state fees $90
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $16,056
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $16,056
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 698 99% --
Grant or scholarship aid 697 99% $11,285,919 $16,192
Federal grants 221 31% $1,162,498 $5,260
Pell grants 221 31% $925,611 $4,188
Other federal grants 218 31% $236,887 $1,087
State/local government grant or scholarships 143 20% $408,479 $2,856
Institutional grants or scholarships 694 98% $9,714,942 $13,998
Student loan aid 525 74% $4,190,933 $7,983
Federal student loans 520 74% $3,284,087 $6,316
Other student loans 59 8% $906,846 $15,370
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,731 91% $36,466,128 $13,353
Pell grants 848 28% $3,358,403 $3,960
Federal student loans 2,091 70% $15,840,301 $7,575

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,579
Undergraduate enrollment 2,960
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 217
Graduate enrollment 619
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,136 1,462 2,674
Percent admitted 71% 71% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 71% 16% 16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 558 86%
ACT 79 12%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 480 580
SAT Math 500 600
SAT Writing 470 570
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT English 21 25
ACT Math 21 26
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1216
Golf 9-
Lacrosse -15
Rowing -17
Soccer 2729
Softball -14
Tennis 99
Track and Field, X-Country 1212
Volleyball -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1955 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1955 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education

Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses

09/30/1996 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

12/01/2000 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

12/04/2011 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

(ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design

04/01/2005 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 2
Liquor law violations011
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 002
Liquor law violations 011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 181311
Motor vehicle theft 300
Arson 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 846
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5.1%
Number in default39
Number in repayment753

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00335400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Master's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Associate's degree Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician19------
Architecture61------
Environmental Design/Architecture-131----
Interior Architecture41------
Landscape Architecture6------
Category total127131----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry0------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3------
Conservation Biology4------
Category total7------
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting40-----
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations35-12----
Business Administration and Management, General26263--1-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other2------
Construction Management--15----
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce0------
Fashion Merchandising75------
Finance, General5------
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General7------
International Business/Trade/Commerce8------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1------
Taxation--12----
Category total2222102--1-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia6-0----
Organizational Communication, General6--14---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3------
Category total15-014---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General0------
Information Science/Studies4------
Category total4------
Education Colleges
Educational/Instructional Technology--6----
Category total--6----
Engineering Colleges
Architectural Engineering2------
Engineering, General4------
Industrial Engineering2------
Mechanical Engineering4------
Textile Sciences and Engineering4-7-0--
Category total16-7-0--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other31213----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management10---1-
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery-04---1
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--20----
Physician Assistant17-46----
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies14------
Category total71283--11
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Pre-Law Studies1------
Category total1------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biopsychology10------
Category total10------
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science2------
Category total2------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2------
Category total2------
Psychology Colleges
Health/Medical Psychology1------
Psychology, General10------
Category total31------
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Design and Applied Arts, Other11------
Design and Visual Communications, General--8----
Fashion/Apparel Design39------
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts14-7----
Graphic Design50------
Industrial and Product Design24------
Category total138-15----
Grand total12524414021