University of the Sciences

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Philadelphia, PA

$26,983

Avg tuition

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About University of the Sciences

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of the Sciences is a small private university located on an urban campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,461, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 71%. The university offers 23 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 81%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $26,983.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

71% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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90% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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81% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1110-1320

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

99%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

47%

Asian

27%

Unknown

9%

Black

7%

Two or more races

4%

Hispanic

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

67%

Socio-economic diversity

25% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

2

Total Online Enrollment

2,361

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

97% On-campus

3% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 20% online

Master's X Bold Not offered

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $26,983 $26,983
Graduate $30,168 $30,168

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,050
On-campus room and board $17,594
On-campus other expenses $3,300
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $17,166
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,300
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,400

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $48,927 $48,927
Off-campus without family $48,499 $48,499
Off-campus with family $32,433 $32,433

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

25%

State Grant Aid

21%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

25%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,845
State Grant Aid $3,700
Institution Grant Aid $9,494
Pell Grant Aid $4,971

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$75k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.