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    • Located in the charming, residential East Falls section of historic Philadelphia, 15 minutes from Center City
    • Approximately 2,800 undergraduates and 600 postgraduate students from 38 states and 30 countries
    • Outstanding programs in Animation, Architecture, Fashion, Science and many others
    • Postgraduate degrees offered include MBA and Masters of Science
    • ESL preparation at nearby Harcum College in Bryn Mawr



    Campus Size

    100 acres


    Temperate - 4 seasons

    Student Body

    Approximately 2,800 undergraduates and 600 post graduate students from 38 states and 30 countries

    Class Size

    18 students


    499 full and part-time

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    Success Rate

    Over the past twenty years, Philadelphia University's graduates' career placement rate in their major-related jobs has averaged 90 percent within a few months of graduation.

    Degrees Offered

    Undergraduate Degrees Offered:  Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Science

    Postgraduate Degrees Offered:  Master of Business Administration, Master of Science

    Programs of Study

    Undergraduate Majors:  Animation, Architectural Studies (concentations in Architectural Technology, Historic Preservation, Photography and New Media), Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biopsychology, Business Administration (concentrations in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing), Chemistry, Construction Management, Engineering (minors in Architecture, Composites, Industrial, Textile), Environmental and Conservation Biology, Environmental Sustainability, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising and Management (concentrations in Fashion Industry Management, Fashion Merchandising), Graphic Design Communication, Health Sciences, Health Sciences, B.S./Occupational Therapy, M.S., Industrial Design, Interactive Design and Media, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Law and Society, Mechanical Engineering, Physician Assistant Studies (Five-year B.S./M.S.), Pre-Medical Studies, Professional Communication, Psychology, Psychology, B.S./Occupational Therapy, M.S., Textile Design, Textile Materials Technology

    Pre-Professional Programs:  Medicine

    Postgraduate Programs:  Business Administration, Construction Management, Disaster Medicine and Management, Fashion Apparel Studies, Industrial Design, Interactive Design & Media, Interior Architecture, Occupational Therapy, Sustainable Design, Taxation, Textile Design, Textile Engineering, Strategic Design M.B.A.


    Philadelphia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Degree programs are accredited by their specific educational and professional associations.


    U.S News & World Report ranks Philadelphia University's Physician Assistant Studies program among the top 20 in the nation.

    Philadelphia University hosts the largest fashion show in Philadelphia each year, awarding the Spirit of Design Award (past recipients have included John Varvatos and Tommy Hilfiger).

    PhilaU Basketball Coach Herb Magee is the winningest coach in NCAA history with 941 wins (and counting) and a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.

    Philadelphia University student athletes rank in the the top 10 (eighth) among all NCAA Division II institutions for academic success according to the 2011 NCAA Academic Success Report.  PhilaU student-athletes graduate at a rate of 95 percent, well above the national Division II average of 72 percent.

    Campus Features

    Philadelphia University's buildings range from historic Victorian mansions to contemporary classroom, library and residential facilities.  In 2013, the new home to Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce will be completed.  The Kanbar Campus Center, a 72,000 square foot hub for students, faculty and staff; the Center for Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Design; and the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center - have transformed the main campus and had a dramatic impact on the academic and social environment of the University.

    In addition, Philadelphia University houses more than 20 laboratories and studios for hands-on experience in architecture and interior design, engineering, textile design, fashion design, graphic design and industrial design, as well as biology, chemistry, physics and computer technologies.


    NCAA Division II

    Men's Varsity sports:  baseball, basketball, cross country/track, golf, soccer and tennis

    Women's Varsity sports:  basketball, cross country/track, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball

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    Philadelphia University recommends the English Language Academy of Harcum College in nearby Bryn Mawr to provide ESL preparation.