Philadelphia University (PhilaU)

4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia University is a nonprofit private institution located in Philadelphia, PA and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Around three thousand students enroll at PhilaU yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Architecture
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Health And Clinical Professions

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores between 22 - 26 on the ACT or 1450 - 1750 on the SAT are recommended to increase the chance of admission. 71% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 22% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $33,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and as such students should use the school's tuition calculator to identify their cost of attendance. On-campus housing is available for students, and generally costs around $5,300 each year. Some students at PhilaU may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided as grants or student loans.

The mascot for Philadelphia University is the "Rams", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division II)
  • Rowing (NCAA Division II)

Philadelphia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Philadelphia University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Philadelphia University is about 3,700, with undergraduate students making up about 75% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Philadelphia University may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

PhilaU has an overall graduation rate which is close to 58%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years45%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years0.7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Industrial Design Program (more info)
  • Nurse Midwifery Education Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

PhilaU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf)
  • Basketball (Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Philadelphia University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Physical Sciences


Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Philadelphia University for official up-to-date information.

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