Philadelphia University, founded in 1884, is an accredited,
private institution of higher learning offering more than
40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Philadelphia
University offers a career-oriented education that blends
liberal and professional studies in a way that enables students
to grow as individuals and as highly skilled designers, business
leaders, architects, health care professionals and scientists.
Philadelphia University is a dynamic institution focused on
providing students with an education that is not only appropriate
to the challenges of today, but in tune with the needs of
tomorrow. Academic programs encompass textiles, architecture,
design, business, fashion, physician assistant studies, occupational
therapy, midwifery, and the sciences. The tree-lined, 100-acre
campus is located on the edge of Philadelphia's Fairmount
Park, about a 15-minute drive from Center City.
More than 1,100 students can be accommodated in University
housing, which includes single-sex and co-ed residence halls,
townhouses and on-campus apartments. On-campus housing is
available on a first come, first-served basis and is available
using a point-priority system for upperclassmen. 60%
of students live on campus and 25% commute from home. Students
with at least 30 credits may keep a car on campus.
There are approximately 30 social, cultural, professional,
religious and special interest groups at the University, including
two national social fraternities and one national social sorority,
a professional textile fraternity and a professional business
fraternity, student government, planning board, student newspaper,
radio station, yearbook and others.
The University offers 12 intercollegiate sports competing
at the NCAA Division II level with the exception of men's
soccer, which competes in Division I. Facilities include
two gyms, a fitness center, six tennis courts, three athletic
fields and a student recreation room.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Philadelphia University confers B.S. and B. Arch., masters
and associateýs degrees. Five schools make up the undergraduate
majors: The School of Architecture and Design (Architecture:
Five-Year Bachelor of Architecture, Four-Year B.S. in Architectural
Studies, Five-Year B.S. Architectural Studies/M.B.A. Joint
Program, Graphic Design Communication, Industrial Design,
Interior Design, E-Design); The School of Business Administration
(Accounting, Business and Science, E-Commerce, Fashion Merchandising,
Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information
Systems (MIS), Marketing, Textile Management/Marketing, B.S.
for Health Services Management, Five-year B.S. Business/M.B.A.
Joint Program); The School of General Studies; The School
of Science and Health (Biochemistry, Biology, Biopsychology,
Chemistry, Chemistry/Applied Science, Computer Science, Physician
Assistant (5-year M.S.), Pre-Medicine, Psychology); The School
of Textiles and Materials Technology (Fashion Apparel Management,
Fashion Design, Textile Design, Textile Engineering, Textile
Technology, Five-Year B.S. Fashion/Apparel Management/M.S.
Fashion/Apparel Studies Joint Program, Five-Year B.S. Textile
Technology/M.B.A. Joint Program). Continuing Studies
(B.S. in Organizational Leadership, B.S. for the Certified
Occupational Therapy Assistant). Graduate degrees offered
include the following: M.B.A., M.B.A. in Health Care
Management, M.S. in Fashion/Apparel Studies, M.S. in Instructional
Technology, M.S. in Midwifery, M.S. in Occupational Therapy,
M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, M.S. in Taxation, M.S.
in Textile Design, M.S. in Textile Engineering, M.B.A./ M.S.
in Instructional Technology, and M.B.A./ M.S. in Taxation.
Students are strongly encouraged to visit our campus for an
interview. The interview is our chance to get to know you,
and your opportunity to see the campus firsthand. Perhaps
you would like to attend a class, meet with faculty members,
talk with an athletic coach or visit with a financial aid
counselor. Our visit coordinator will arrange your day to
meet your needs...just call (215) 951-2921.
DIRECTIONS TO PHILADELPHIA
Center City Philadelphia, Southern
New Jersey, Central and Western Pa
Take the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) to the Lincoln Drive
exit. Follow Lincoln Drive to Gypsy Lane (first right, old,
yellow Victorian hotel, now a police station). Gypsy Lane
(steep hill up) will end at School House Lane. Turn left on
School House Lane to Henry Avenue (first traffic light).
Take City Line Avenue (Route 1 North) to Lincoln Drive. Follow
above directions from Center City Philadelphia.
Washington, Baltimore and Wilmington
Take I-95 North to I-76 West. Follow above directions from
Center City Philadelphia.
Northeast Extension Pennsylvania
Exit Turnpike at Norristown, Plymouth Meeting (Exit #25).
Go right after the exit and head east on Germantown Pike to
first traffic light. Make a right onto Chemical Road and proceed
to Ridge Pike (fourth traffic light). Make a left and take
Ridge Pike to the Henry Avenue cutoff (bear left). Take Henry
Avenue to School House Lane (approximately 6 miles).
Take New Jersey Turnpike to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Exit
6). Exit Pennsylvania Turnpike at Norristown, Plymouth Meeting
(Exit #25). Follow above directions from Northeast Extension.