University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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University of the Sciences
3.51 Average Rating

Anna from Magnolia, DE

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
University improving healthcare
Tips for prospective students
Great science university
Academic Rigor
Inviting campus
Dorm Life
Excellent for nerds!
Food and Dining
Clean and Delicious
What to do for fun
Basketball and gym
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Davina from Plainfield, NJ

a current student here
26 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Attending my first year at this college, I expected hardcore science classes and programs and that is just what I got. Though the programs are challenging, they're not impossible to pass. Attendance and studying are a must for each and every single class. I've learned so much from all of my teachers, even life lessons that I can use outside of the classroom.
Am enjoying being here
I love this college. If you love science and love a challenge, then I highly recommend this place. The teachers are delightful and helpful to the max. The rest of the staff is just as friendly, kind, and caring. If there's anything you need, they do everything they can to help you.
Bang for the buck
The school is on the expensive side, but a place filled with an enthusiastic and wonderful staff is priceless.
Tips for prospective students
AP classes are a good idea if you're thinking of going here. I didn't take any, however, extra classes such as Probability and Statistics helped in the classes you'd least expect them too.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wants to be a doctor, especially a pharmacist. This school is in fact the number one school for pharmacy in the United States.
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xxchidigurlxx from NJ

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The first semester here is rough, just as in any other college, I'm sure. Getting used to the workload and what's expected of you hits you quickly. I had much difficulty adjusting, but with the friends I made and the support system from my professors, advisor, and friends, I was able to do so much better in the second semester - my GPA improved by 1.037. Learning study skills and learning that it's ok to ask questions made my spring and summer semesters so much better.
Am enjoying being here
USP isn't a bad place to be persay. It's a lovely campus and there is an opportunity to meet great people who are extremely smart and helpful. Everyone you meet is pretty helpful, and the library staff especially help brighten your day.
Bang for the buck
This school is pretty expensive, since it's a private school, but it's pretty worth it. The skills and knowledge gained at the school can't be compared with most other schools. The professors are well-educated in their fields and can offer great assistance whenever you need it.
Tips for prospective students
USP is known as the first pharmacy school in North America. It's a pretty small school and allows you the attention you need for your course of study - Pharmacy, especially. It's an accredited school, and though it's hard to getting good grades is pretty demanding, it's not impossible to do so. You'll pretty much enjoy your time here, if you set your mind to it, and manage your time wisely.
Great for these types of students
USP is great for students interested in Pharmacy or Physical Therapy; it offers these types of students the opportunity to obtain Doctorate degrees in these fields. If you want to study something such as Psychology, please save your money and go to a different school.
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Mary from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
It's in the name - the University of the SCIENCES - if you're not intending to major in something sciencey, don't come here because there's literally nothing by science. I'm planning to major in Pharmacy, which is the most popular major at this university, and it's tough - come sharp and ready to dominate this year! Good luck!
Academic Rigor
Coming from a small high school without ever taking any of those fancy AP or IB classes, I struggled throughout the first few weeks when everyone was all chill and was all like I remember all of this from high school! Well, I wasn't one of those people, but I really took advantage of the professors' office hours as well as tutoring services! They were really helpful, and for a pharmacy major, I managed to pull a 3.53 GPA for my first semester of college :)!
Dorm Life
I don't dorm, but I stayed overnight once for orientation, and let's just say the rooms look like tiny jail cells, haha. However, I stayed at the lower ranked dormitory; of course there are better ones, which are more expensive. I'm used to my big room at home and not having to share space, so let's just say that it didn't work out well for me.
Food and Dining
The food is a bit expensive, but the dining hall looks fancy. Since I commute, I usually bring my own food or buy food from the food carts on campus.
What to do for fun
The gym is fancyyyyyyyyyyy, cardio on the top floor, ping pong and pool on the first floor, and a weight room in the basement. There use to be a pool, but since people barely used it, the university decided to make it into a chill room (I can't wait to see how it turns out!).
Bang for the buck
For roughly $32K a year for undergraduates, I would say that if you really took advantage of the college and actively participate (which I couldn't do as a commuter because everything was at night and I hate taking the subway home when it's pitch dark), it would definitely be worth the price because the equipments that the labs have are top of the line and you can really do a lot here.
Clubs and Activities
Small college = small campus = limited amount of clubs. I personally haven't joined anything because everything is at night, and I don't stay late since I have to take the subway home; and that, my dear, is not fun when 5PM starts to look like 12AM.
Campus Safety
Tons of campus security are always cruising around on their priuses, and they walk all over the place. You can't walk a block and not spot their bright yellow uniform, haha. Plus the cops drive around the campus at night.
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Tiamia from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Apply ealry!
Fill out your FASFA on time and ealry if possible!
Get to know your freshman guidance councilers! They will help you with the transition academically and mentally. Also be sure to always use all the the schools resources available to you!! Tutoring, library, student health for physical and mental issues, office hours of professors, and study rooms for grop studying!
Academic Rigor
USP is the furthest thing froma party school. If you were the smart kid in highschool who never had to study and graduated with a 4.0... be prepared for a shock and to study about 2 hours for every 1 hour you are in lecture.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is on the rise, dorms are limited due to it being a small campus but the activites commity does try their best to make events that are fun for you to join in on. The key is to find balance between these activities and your studies!
Food and Dining
Our cafe is one of the best in University City hands down! No fast food so that sgreat for your health and there are at least 7 overall options to choose from daily (Deli, Salad, Home food, Grill, Saute, Indian, Vegitarian etc)
What to do for fun
Hang out inthe quad with friends between classes and enjoy the Philadelphia night life! Its a beautiful city!
Bang for the buck
While the school is VERY expensive the professions it prepares you for will pay well enough to exceed your student loan debt plus more! All you have to do is be devoted and follow through (and dont change your major too much!)
Great for these types of students
Students who are well rounded, who want to learn about science as well as experianc a culture enriched environment. Students who are analytical and want to know the why to everything. University of the Sciences is the school for you!
Clubs and Activities
There is a club or activity for almost everyone! Black Student Union, Islam, etc! Also eachmajor has their own club which is great and looks great on resumes because these clubs induce volunteer activities!.The only thing this school lacks is historically black fraternities and sororites! There are NO D9 frats or sororities on campus and we are not included in any city wide chapters near by. However students are working towards being included nad great strides have been made for the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Deltas
Greek Life
There is a club or activity for almost everyone! Black Student Union, Islam, etc! The only thing this school lacks is historically black fraternities and sororites! There are NO D9 frats or sororities on campus and we are not included in any city wide chapters near by. However students are working towards being included nad great strides have been made for the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Deltas
Campus Safety
There is security from UPenn, Drexel, and USP on almost every corner in University City. They are available for escorts, they also have Penn Trasit who will come pick you up from a location and take you to your destination on campus for free with your ID. All the universities work very hard to ensure students and parents that they will be safe in the big city!
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Daniel from Linwood, NJ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The opportunity to learn at this university is very intense. As long as you are willing to learn, you will benefit from everything this school does for you including recitation classes for chemistry and more. If science is your forte, then this school is for you. The staff is always willing to help you and the students are all very nice.
Am enjoying being here
This school is great. If you are looking for something to do there is always something for you in Philly! From visiting University of Penn for frat parties, or club in the city, or perhaps shopping in center city or King of Prussia mall. Everything is available for you as long as you study and get your work done first.
Bang for the buck
Graduating from this school will result in a job, and a great job at that. If you want to dive into the medical fields, look no where else. Each semester job fairs are held where employers come and look for you! You can get offered a job your freshman year!
Tips for prospective students
Be ready to study, but make sure you balance fun and studying. As long as you can accomplish this you are in for a treat.
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Christina from Sewell, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Study and work hard but remember to have some fun. It is a super small but tight knit school where you have to keep up with studies but it's all fun. Enjoy the college life and make it count!
Academic Rigor
It's a lot of work and the teachers expect a lot from you but it is a ton of fun.
What to do for fun
UPenn has lots of shops and places to eat as well as Drexel University. You can also take SEPTA to Center City and explore down there as well.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The rumor is, if you walk across the compass on campus, you'll fail your next exam.
Great for these types of students
Hard working, well rounded individuals who are up for accepting a challenge and would like to pursue a science or health field career.
Greek Life
Greek life is a big thing on our small campus so if you are into Greek life or never thought you would join one, going here will definitely change your mind about it.
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Kalvin from Philadelphia, PA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
For the ambitious.
Tips for prospective students
Be sure to get a lot of scholarship money.
Academic Rigor
As with all medical studies, University of the Sciences will most likely not be easy.
What to do for fun
Sports and other outdoor activities are available. A lot of students also seem to play online games with each other as well.
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Tiffany from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There is too much to learn! This is a school where a normal student take about 20 credits! It is really high speed and almost everyone here is a science major of some sort! The classes here are hard, which is expected of a private school! Definitely challenging!
Am enjoying being here
It is a very small school, though mostly everyone knows everyone, there is not as many campus activities as a bigger campus school. There are ups and downs to USci!
Bang for the buck
It is very expensive! Sometimes, students do not know where the funding goes but the education seems to be worth it!
Tips for prospective students
Relax all summer because when the school year begins, there's no room for relaxing after Freshman year!
Great for these types of students
Asian population, love science, and likes a small school that has less of a city feel to it.
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Laura from Warminster, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At the University of the Sciences the courses are tough but you learn so much from them. Each semester's courses build on the knowledge you obtained from the previous courses, so you never really forget what you have learned. I also find that even the courses that are not specifically aimed for your major are helpful in other aspects of your life, such as the way you view the world.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy being at this school for multiple reasons. USP is a small school so you become close with those in your year and other years, your teachers, and the staff! The campus is also beautiful and has a lot of security. This university is also recognized for its academic excellence by prospective employers. The downside is that USP is constantly focused on studying and grades rather then school spirit, so if you want a school that rallies and goes nuts for their sports teams this would not be the school for you.
Bang for the buck
USP is worth going to if you are serious about your major and want to be well off after you graduate. This school is expensive but the classes teach you and prepare you for a lot and are geared toward your specific major from year one. However, the cafeteria does not have a vast selection, the library is small, and the meal plans can be outrageous in that they do not carry over from semester to semester, so anything left over is money lost out of your pocket.
Tips for prospective students
A helpful hint I would give to an incoming freshman would be to have fun and make lots of friends. People hear often focus so much on grades that they isolate themselves or stress themselves beyond necessity. However, you still need to remember where you are. The school is hard and requires a conscious effort to get good grades, but you should always make some time to go out, have fun, and relieve some stress!
Great for these types of students
This school is excellent for anyone looking for a career in Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, or any other career involved in the sciences.
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