Philadelphia University

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Introduction to Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University established in 1884 as the Philadelphia Textile School. Over the years, the college has been named the Philadelphia Textile Institute and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science.

In 1999, the college changed its name to Philadelphia University. Philadelphia University offers students degree programs in areas including architecture, business administration, design and media, engineering and textiles, liberal arts and science and health.

There are more than 50 buildings on the college campus, including residential, classroom and library facilities. In addition, Philadelphia University has more than 20 studios and laboratories for students pursuing an architecture degree, as well as degrees in biology, chemistry and fashion design.

Student Life at Philadelphia University

Students who attend Philadelphia University can expect small classes, with an average class size of 18 students. The ratio of students to faculty is strong at about 12-to-1. There is a diverse student population at Philadelphia University with students from more than 35 states and more than 40 countries enrolled.

Many students live on campus in residence halls. Philadelphia University offers strong athletics and intramural sports activities programs and many school buildings offer sophisticated technological set-ups for student use.

FAQs on Philadelphia University

Is Philadelphia University Accredited?

The Philadelphia University has full accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, major professional and educational associations accredit the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered by the college.

What Are Some Requirements for Philadelphia University?

Philadelphia University admits less than 70 percent of applicants each year. Enrolling students wishing to earn a degree are typically in the top third of their high school class and have GPAs above 3.00. Philadelphia University also reviews SAT and ACT test scores, class rank and recommendations.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From Philadelphia University?

More than 90 percent of students working to earn a degree at Philadelphia University receive financial aid through grants, loans, campus jobs or scholarships. Please note that financial aid is only available for those who qualify.

What Are the Career Possibilities From Philadelphia University?

Philadelphia University offers a strong career placement network through their career services center. Job placement for students who earn a degree through the college have consistently topped 90 percent within months of commencement for more than 20 years. Philadelphia University's career services center provides students with major selection, career direction and career workshops and facilitates business networking.