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 University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences - Philadelphia, PA

600 S 43rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4495

General information:(215)596-8800
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,804(1,434 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Other health professions schools
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 $29,630 $30,794 $32,148 -4%
Out-of-state $29,630 $30,794 $32,148 -4%
Books and supplies $1,050 $1,050 $1,050 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,582 $12,034 $12,564 -4%
Other $3,396 $3,396 $3,396 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,582 $12,034 $12,564 -4%
Other $3,396 $3,396 $3,396 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,402 $3,402 $3,402 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $45,658 $47,274 $49,158 -4%
Off Campus $45,658 $47,274 $49,158 -4%
Off Campus with Family $34,082 $35,246 $36,600 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $45,658 $47,274 $49,158 -4%
Off Campus $45,658 $47,274 $49,158 -4%
Off Campus with Family $34,082 $35,246 $36,600 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $30,580
In-state fees $1,568
Out-of-state tuition $30,580
Out-of-state fees $1,568
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 $24,102
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $24,102
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 467 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 466 100% $6,616,867 $14,199
Federal grants 141 30% $829,877 $5,886
Pell grants 141 30% $551,401 $3,911
Other federal grants 140 30% $278,476 $1,989
State/local government grant or scholarships 88 19% $254,002 $2,886
Institutional grants or scholarships 465 100% $5,532,988 $11,899
Student loan aid 367 79% $3,939,575 $10,735
Federal student loans 363 78% $2,001,325 $5,513
Other student loans 112 24% $1,938,250 $17,306
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 2,204 99% $27,986,823 $12,698
Pell grants 609 27% $2,475,078 $4,064
Federal student loans 1,793 81% $13,089,463 $7,300

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 2,804
Undergraduate enrollment 1,434
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 79
Graduate enrollment 1,370
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$45

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,494 1,525 2,969
Percent admitted 64% 64% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 64% 12% 9%
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
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 450 96%
ACT 103 22%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 530 610
SAT Math 580 670
SAT Writing 530 630
ACT Composite 23 27
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
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, 86 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 21-
Basketball 1011
Golf --
Rifle -8
Softball -15
Tennis 89
Track and Field, X-Country 1212
Volleyball -10

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1962 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1962 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

09/01/1939 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

12/01/1999 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

12/03/1986 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
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 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 200
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 100
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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 Rate2.2%
Number in default14
Number in repayment619

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00335300

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 Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry4-00-
Bioinformatics0-10--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General44----
Biotechnology-0---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--6--
Microbiology, General5----
Pharmacology and Toxicology23-01-
Category total760161-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science0----
Category total0----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-48--
Category total-48--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4----
Health Services Administration--82-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General70----
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry16----
Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy--02-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--32--
Pharmaceutical Sciences15----
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design--02-
Pharmacy----223
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs16125--
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other8----
Physical Therapy/Therapist----36
Public Health, General--13--
Category total1291786259
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0----
Category total0----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0----
Category total0----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science13----
Category total13----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General9-11-
Physics, General6----
Category total15-11-
Psychology Colleges
Health/Medical Psychology--4--
Psychology, General8----
Category total8-4--
Grand total24151078259