University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences

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Admissions Office:
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Office of Financial Aid:
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Full-time: 640 men, 1,470 women
Part-time: 17 men, 55 women
Graduate: 84 men, 126 women

146: Ph.D.s: 50%

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

University of the Sciences, founded in 1821, is a private institution offering degree programs in the health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and arts and sciences. There are three undergraduate schools and one graduate school. In addition to regional accreditation, the university has baccalaureate program accreditation with ACPE and APTA. The 30-acre campus is set in an urban area in the University City section of Philadelphia.

There are four intercollegiate sports for men and five for women, plus two co-ed sports (rifle and golf). Facilities include a gym, a rifle range, tennis courts, a softball field and recreational areas in the residence halls.

There are 40 groups on campus, including 12 national fraternities, cheerleading, chorus, drama, ethnic, honors, international, literary magazine, musical theater, newspaper, band, professional, religious, social, social service, student government and yearbook. Popular campus events include Multicultural Week and Student Appreciation Day.

Programs of Study
Bachelor’s or first-professional degrees are offered in Biochemistry, Biology, Bioinformetics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Health Psychology, Health Sciences, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Occupational Therapy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Pre-Med Track and Science Teacher Certification.

Visitor Information
You can look at the photos and read the words, but the best way to find out if USP is the answer for you is by visiting our campus. The Admission Office presents a number of opportunities throughout the academic year for students and parents to spend time at USP.

Summer Open House:
Held during the summer months, this program offers information about the admission and financial aid processes and a tour of the campus.

Campus Day Visit:
Want to find out what it is like to spend a day on the USP campus, going to class, eating in the student center and hanging out with friends? Students who have applied may opt to shadow a USP student for a day, Monday through Friday, during the academic year. Consider this your own personal open house. Plan ahead though—we need two weeks’ notice to ensure your best experience.

Almost Any Day:
The Admission Office schedules individual tours of the campus between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except during our summer session when we are closed on Fridays.

We encourage you to contact the Admission Office to schedule an appointment prior to a campus visit. Call toll-free at 888.996.USIP (8747) for more information or visit our website at

650 students can live in college housing, which includes co-ed dormitories and on-campus suites. In addition, there is an honors residence hall. On-campus housing is guaranteed for the first and second years. 70% of students live on campus or nearby; of those, 70% remain on campus on weekends. Alcohol is not permitted.

Directions to Campus
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104