Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • 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
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2021
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Test Optional
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
Average SAT Composite: 1136
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 215-951-2800
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.40 Average Rating
Be ready to fill your mind with lots and lots of information.
learn how to manage your time, get to know all of your professors, use the learning and advising center as much as you can to help with your assignments, use the library to help find information on research projects or any assignments
Adji from Philadelphia, PA
1. Time management-The most important skill for any college student is time management. With so many things to do and only so much time in a day, one can easily get behind.
2. Get to know your professors-They are there to help you! Asking questions in class as well as before and after class and asking for help when needed are essential to a successful college experience.
3. Make time to relax-Always make sure to set aside a time to cool off in order to prevent burning out and not being able to do your best on assignments.
4. Have fun!-Try to enjoy what you're doing and who you're doing it with, whether it be hanging out with friends or a huge design project.
Jacob from Bel Air, MD
Students who are contemplating attending Philadelphia University should only know two things:
1.) GET INVOLVED! Joining clubs and sports teams are a great way to meet people and make new friends
2.) Time management skills are extremely important. Gaining independence means learning when to go out with friends and when to stay in and study.
Megan from Georgetown, DE
Be open minded and don't let your personality get in the way of you having fun. To many times i saw my friends have problems with their room mate cause they didn't like the same things, even if it was differences in music. You never know what you might like, just go with the flow
Kyle from Aberdeen, MD
1) come to open houses! they are a great way to get a first look at the campus! there are student led tours and a lot of infomation!
2) If you're interested in a specific major check out the shadowing program which allows prospective students to follow a current student around for the day in that particular major! It helps prospective students understand the classroom atmosphere and a major they may be unsure of.
3) No matter what school you're looking at ask questions and notice things like, how quickly people respond to your emails and phone calls. Those kinds of things reflect the staff of the college or university and can inform you of how thins might be if you attended school there.
Katie from Philadelphia, PA
If interested in Phillyu you must know that 1) it is a design and textile school. The top majors are fashion merchandising, fashion industry management, fashion design, industrial design and architecture. There are many other majors to choose from as well.
2) Campus may seem boring to you unless you get involved. Getting involved allows you to meet people from all years and not just the people in your classes and your dorm. This is great practice for networking.
3)Time management is super important, especially if you are design major. As a student you need to make time for schoolwork, partying, clubs, friends, and two very important things sleep and meals. Its best to allow the most time for your schoolwork, sleeping and eating. You need to allow yourself a good amount of time to do well on assignments. In many classes you only get graded on projects and tests. This doesn't leave a lot of room for error and screwing up.
3)SLEEPING AND EATING. These are the two important factors that allow you to be successful. You need to sleep to be energized for class and to complete assignments. You don't wanna be falling asleep in class because you will miss something very important. There is a limited amount of classes in a semester that you need to get the most information out of them.
Eating is important because it keeps you focused and your brain energized. Your brain and mind are the tools that will help you succeed the most.
4) Take breaks and do de-stressing with activities. It is very important to allow yourself to unwind at various points in the semester. This allows you not to burn all your energy and be known as the person who had a mental breakdown from stress.
5) Have FUN. College goes by fast.
6) You chose how your college experience will be. Make the right the decisions to get the most out of it.
Kay from MD
Be passionate! Whether you'll be majoring in design, business, engineering, or are undecided about what you'd like to do, take classes in high school which will further your educational goals.

Apply early! Although PhilaU uses the 'rolling admissions' system, in which you should receive a decision between 4 and 6 weeks after Admissions receives all your materials, our seats and our housing can fill up quickly. The sooner you get in, the sooner you can make a decision!

Visit campus! Whether you come for a daily visit with a tour, a Saturday Information Session, or one of our three annual University Open Houses, you will be able to obtain all the information you need about PhilaU and have all your questions answered. I visited the school at least four times, and it was a large factor in making my decision to come here!
Kevin from Robbinsville, NJ
If you are interested in a major, then call and ask about it! Philadelphia University will do it's best to help you decide if a major is right for you.

Visit the campus. Any place can sound good on paper, but you will not know until you see it for yourself.

Keep in mind that Philadelphia University is a smaller school and so you won't have the same experience as a larger state school.
Ryan from Dunmore, PA
If are looking to attend in the future. Remember the most important thing you're going to school to further your education, study now party later.
A Phairy from Philau
Use your resources to their fullest extent! Always talk to your peers, academic advisor, professors, and the Dean is only a email, phone call, or office visit away!

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