Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Philadelphia, PA, USA
3.40 Average Rating

Jefferson is a 4-year institution born out of a merger between Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University. TJU was founded in 1824 and, as of 2015, was the largest free-standing health sciences university in the state. Philadelphia U was founded in 1884 as a textile school but rapidly grew to award baccalaureate degrees. Together as of 2017, the two feature 11 colleges with majors in seven large areas of study: Architecture, Engineering, Science, Business, Fashion & Textiles, Social Science, Design, and Health. Jefferson maintains a total of six locations, with two primary campuses, Center City and East Falls, both located in Philadelphia, PA. Both offer the Jefferson-specific curriculum, which features “hands-on immersion through interprofessional education,” or interdisciplinary education.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
53%
24%
Submitting ACT
63%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1136
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,746
Total Number of Undergrads
2,685
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
64%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
2%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
65%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,444
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$37,200
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,200
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,560
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,568
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,975
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,959

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,784
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,930
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
32%
68%
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
34%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Rams
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.40 Average Rating
PhilaU is a student-driven and student-centered institution which allows room for creative expression. A large part of the curriculum is centered around collaboration and integration within and among groups of majors. PhilaU is a small-to-medium sized school which has a community feel, even among professors and administrators.
Kevin from Robbinsville, NJ
Philadelphia University now Jefferson is a school that will push you out of your comfort zone in all the right ways. The University opens your mind and allows you to be as creative as you can be. The environment aids in your success so much and if you want to be around go getters just like you Philadelphia University is the school for you!

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