University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA, USA
3.51 Average Rating

The University of the Sciences is a healthcare, science, and pharmacy education institution in Philadelphia. USciences is home to three colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 20 scientific fields of study and the university also hosts a pre-med and honors program. Additionally, the USciences campus features a number of community service initiatives including the Center for Community Connections and the Environmental Conservation Organization. For students interested in the creative arts, USciences publishes a literary magazine called The Elixir.

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
61%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
46%
Out-Of-State Students
56%
28%
Submitting ACT
87%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1227
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,359
Total Number of Undergrads
1,277
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
57%
20-39 Students
27%
40-99 Students
7%
100+ Students
6%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$31,454
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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.
$29,043
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.
$29,043
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.
$16,288
Books and Supplies
$1050

Aid & Grants

0
100
50%
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.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,866
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.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,324
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,543

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.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$13,361
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.
$27,000
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
39%
61%
Student Organizations
65
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
29%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Drake the Devil
School Colors
Grey/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
Washington
Allentown
Baltimore
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$92,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.51 Average Rating
University improving healthcare
Anna from Magnolia, DE
For a university in the city, there's enough grass to roll around on, and if not, Drexel, which has more greenery, is pretty close by! USP, UPenn, and Drexel are the three universities that make up University City, so we all share our resources. University of the Sciences is a great place to study, and center city, which is close by, is a great place to go out and chill when you feel like banging your head against the wall from the workload you're expected to handle, haha, but I love this place.
Mary from Philadelphia, PA
My school prepares you very wel for your future whether that be grad school or a career in the health field. My school is for diligent hard workers. USP is a school that is not for playing around yet for those who are sure of their future and sure that they want to provider the best health care possible to patients around the world.
Tiamia from Philadelphia, PA
The education is outstanding as well as the professors. Everyone is always working hard and is an expert in their field because they are passionate and want you to succeed in your career. The workers are always friendly and caring towards you even at 7am.
Christina from Sewell, NJ
For the ambitious.
Kalvin from Philadelphia, PA

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