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Philadelphia University
School House Lane & Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

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Type of Institution:

Undergraduate & Graduate

2006-7 Fees:

Tuition and Fees - $23,818
Room & Board - $8,212

Overview: Philadelphia University was founded in 1884 as the Philadelphia Textile School, in the wake of the 1876 Centennial Exposition.

Philadelphia University is a private institution of higher learning committed to providing an experiential education and is recognized as a leader in the architecture, design, engineering, business, textiles, and health and sciences fields.

Location: The tree-lined Main Campus of Philadelphia University is located on the edge of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park in the beautiful residential area of East Falls, 15 minutes from historic Center City Philadelphia.

Their Bucks County Campus is located in the Bucks County Technology Park, near the Route 1 on and off ramps for 132 West (Street Road).

The Philadelphia University Research Center is located in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia in a restored 1864 textile mill.


Philadelphia University's curriculum encompasses a solid liberal studies foundation with professional education through its six schools: Architecture, Business Administration, Design and Media, Engineering and Textiles, Liberal Arts and Science and Health. The University offers more than 50 areas of study leading to the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

Student Body / Faculty:

The University has 2,707 full- and part-time undergraduate students and 486 graduate students.

The University has 104 full-time and 314 part-time faculty members.

As a small, private university, Philadelphia University maintains an average class of size of 18 and a 12:1 student/faculty ratio that enables close relationships between faculty and students.

U.S. News & World Report Ranking:

Universities - Master's (North): 68
Overall score: 44
Average freshman retention rate: 71%
2006 graduation rate: (Predicted) 55%

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