Overview

Applicants
4,099
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 590
SAT Math
550 - 650
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
325
with Terminal Degree
157

180
Women
145
Men
65
Minority
6
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
93%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Eli Lilly
Founder of Lilly Corp.

Leonard Abramson
Founder of US Health Care

Robert McNeil
Founder of McNeil Corp.

William H. Rorer
Founder of Rhone/Pholenc/Rorer

Silas Burroughs
Fouder of Burroughs/Wellcome

Henry Wellcome
Founder of Burroughs/Wellcome

William Warner
Founder of Warner/Lambert Corp.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,131

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,386

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,990

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$71,370

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
41%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,263

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,336
Required Fees
$1,760
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,050

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$5,488
Transportation for Commuters
$1,050

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,438
Out of State
59%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

36.47%
Asian
5.38%
African-American
1.79%
Hispanic
46.89%
Caucasian
7.17%
Unknown
1.58%
International

61% female
39% male
59% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
79%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
71

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
66
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
6

14% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Devils)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Riflery
Tennis
Women's Sports (Devils)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Riflery
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Drexel University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Joseph's University

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
20

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
We recommend Dell and have a special pricing agreement with them.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Anna Marie Melchiorre
Manager, Campus Visit Program

Address
600 S. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone
800-381-5124

Email
a.melchi@usciences.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
McNeil Science and Technology Center
Athletic Recreation Center
Wilson Hall
Marvin Sampson Museum
Griffith Hall
More than 80 state-of-the-art laboratories, including the Center for Advanced Pharmacy Studies (CAPS), the first laboratory of its kind at any college of pharmacy nationwide. In September 2003, USP opened a new 78,000-square-foot athletic/recreation center that provides exercise and practice space for varsity and intramural sports as well as general recreational facilities. The new building, part of a $30 million campus expansion and beautification project, contains a 3,500-square-foot, three-lane swimming pool; additional classrooms and faculty offices; and space for student organizations to meet and for students to gather informally. In August 2006, USP opened the McNeil Science and Technology Center, a three-story, 77,000-square-foot leading edge facility that reflects the University’s commitment to its innovative curriculum. The Center’s research laboratories and state-of-the-art-equipped support spaces will accommodate more undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and faculty researchers in biology, microbiology, physics, and other scientific fields. The Center features a 400-seat auditorium, classrooms, computer workrooms and other flexible space that supports innovative teaching and learning through multi-media technology. The Center’s two-story, light-filled commons provides a comfortable space for students to relax and study.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Franklin Institute Science Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Liberty Bell
Betsy Ross House
South Street
Old City Center City Philadelphia

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: 10:00;11:00;12:00;1:00;2:00;3:00
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Summer

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
r.heller@usciences.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis, trolley, buses, Philadelphia International Airport, Trains

Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving Directions to USP From the North Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 20 Mid-County. Merge onto I-476 South. Merge onto I-76 East. Exit I-76 at Exit 346B - University Avenue. Keep right at the fork in the ramp, merging onto University Avenue. At the 4th traffic light make a left onto Baltimore Avenue. Merge left onto Woodland Avenue. Make a right onto 43rd Street. Visitor parking is located directly across from Griffith Hall. (Number 1 on your map) The Admission Office is located in Griffith Hall-Room 130. To the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC): After the left merge onto Woodland Avenue, make a left onto 42nd Street and continue around the right bend into the ARC parking lot. From the West Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 326 Valley Forge Interchange. Merge onto I-76 East. Exit I-76 at Exit 346B-University Avenue. Keep right a the fork in the ramp, merging onto University Avenue. At the 4th traffic light make a left onto Baltimore Avenue. Merge left onto Woodland Avenue. Make a right onto 43rd Street. Visitor Parking is located directly across from Griffith Hall. (Number 1 on your map) The Admission Office is located in Griffith Hall-Room 130. To the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC): After the left merge onto Woodland Avenue, make a left onto 42nd Street and continue around the right bend into the ARC parking lot. From the South Take I-95 North. Merge onto I-76 West/Central Philadelphia. Exit I-76 at Exit 346B-University Avenue. At the 8th traffic light turn left onto Baltimore Avenue. Merge left onto Woodland Avenue. Make a right onto 43rd Street. Visitor parking is located directly across from Griffith Hall. (Number 1 on your map) The Admission Office is located in Griffith Hall-Room 130. To the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC): After the left merge onto Woodland Avenue, make a left onto 42nd Street and continue around the right bend into the ARC parking lot. Via I-95 From the North or East Take I-95 South to I-676 West/Central Philadelphia. Merge onto I-76 East. Exit I-76 at Exit 346B - University Avenue. Keep right at the fork in the ramp, merging onto University Avenue. At the 4th traffic light make a left onto Baltimore Avenue. Merge left onto Woodland Avenue. Make a right onto 43rd Street. Visitor parking is located directly across from Griffith Hall. (Number 1 on your map) The Admission Office is located in Griffith Hall. To the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC): After the left merge onto Woodland Avenue, make a left onto 42nd Street and continue around the right bend into the ARC parking lot. From the New Jersey Turnpike Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 3. Follow signs for Philadelphia via the Walt Whitman Bridge. Merge onto I-76 West. Exit I-76 at Exit 346B-University Avenue. At the 8th traffic light turn left onto Baltimore Avenue. Merge left onto Woodland Avenue. Make a right onto 43rd Street. Visitor Parking is located directly across from Griffith Hall. The Admission Office is located in Griffith Hall-Room 130. To the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC): After the left merge onto Woodland Avenue, make a left onto 42nd Street and continue around the right bend into the ARC parking lot.

Local Accommodations
Link to information about the Philadelphia area including lodging: http://www.usciences.edu/philadelphia/
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Key Stats

4,099
Applicants
2,438
Size
61%
Acceptance Rate
1160
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists