Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1884 by a textile manufacturers group led by Theodore Search. The University was initially known as Philadelphia Textile School. Its campus spreads over an extensive area of about 100 acres. Philadelphia university grants degrees to students through the following schools:

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Design and Media
  • School of Engineering and Textiles
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Science and Health

The university's sports teams are named the Rams and Lady Rams. The Rams participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, rowing, cross country, golf, tennis, and soccer. The Lady Rams are involved in basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, tennis, rowing, lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer.

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Contacting Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University
School House Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia , PA 19144-5497
General Phone: (215) 951-2700

Philadelphia University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management319business management, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, taxation, fashion merchandising, apparel marketing, ...
Architecture and Planning122architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, architectural tech
Design89industrial design, fashion design, graphic design
Medical Support and Technology51physician assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine38nurse midwifery
Media32digital communications, organizational communications
Therapy and Counseling28psychology, medical psychology
Fine Arts27textile arts
Education and Teaching26instructional media design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22occupational therapy
Medicine21health professions
Science18biology, biochemistry, biopsychology
Medical Administration18health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, information science
Engineering7textile sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Philadelphia University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree56130
Master's degree22411
Post-master's certificate31
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship01
Associate's degree112
Postbaccalaureate certificate302

Philadelphia University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Philadelphia University had a total enrollment of 3,349 students (3,299 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 10%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 33%
20-21 30%
22-24 16%
25-29 7%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey30%
New York7%
(International Students)2%

Philadelphia University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 100 %

Philadelphia University Room and Board (2007)

Philadelphia University offers campus housing for 1,350 of its 3,299 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Philadelphia University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480555
SAT Math490590
ACT Composite2226

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Philadelphia University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,800
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,800
Room and board $ 8,914
Room charge $ 4,408
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,506
Books and supplies $ 1,600
Other expenses $ 3,040

Financial Aid:
Philadelphia University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 335400)

Philadelphia University Faculty

Philadelphia University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track68
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2824

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*4$65,273
Assistant professorcalendar year1*5$57,354
All faculty totalcalendar year3$76,4569$60,874

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$95,3672*
Associate professoracademic year28$76,40019$74,638
Assistant professoracademic year19$58,26818$59,428
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year61$74,51939$68,624

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Philadelphia University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Baseball Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Track Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3287119

Philadelphia University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Interior Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design

Education And Teaching
Educational/Instructional Media Design

Textile Sciences and Engineering

Fine Arts
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Health/Medical Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Philadelphia University Apart:

% of degrees in architecture and planning
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% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Philadelphia University % of degrees in business and management
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 14%Philadelphia University Dorm rooms per full-time student
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Philadelphia University Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in design
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Philadelphia University % of degrees in design
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Philadelphia University Number of degree programs
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Philadelphia University % students on athletic fin. aid
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Philadelphia University Female % of student body
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Philadelphia University % of degrees in fine arts

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