University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, founded in 1821,
is a private institution offering degree programs in the health
sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and arts and sciences.
There are 3 undergraduate schools and 1 graduate school. In
addition to regional accreditation, USP has baccalaureate
program accreditation with ACPE and APTA. The 30-acre campus
is in an urban area in the University City section of Philadelphia.
650 students can be accommodated in college housing, which
includes coed dormitories and on-campus suites. In addition
there is an honors residence hall. On-campus housing is guaranteed
for the first and second years. Seventy percent of students
live on campus or nearby; of those, 70% remain on campus on
weekends. Alcohol is not permitted.
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.
There are 4 intercollegiate sports for men and 5 for women,
and 2 coed sports (rifle, and golf). Facilities include
a gym, a rifle range, tennis courts, a softball field and
recreational areas in the residence halls. Construction on
a new state-of-the-art athletic/recreation building is set
to begin March 2002.
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.
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 including:
Summer Open House
Held during the summer months, this program offers information
about the admission and financial aid process and a tour of
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, 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, because we need two weeks notice to ensure your best
Almost any day
The Admission Office schedules individual tours of the campus
between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 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 888-996-USIP
(8747) for more information or visit our Web site at www.usp.edu.
DIRECTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY
OF THE SCIENCES IN PHILADELPHIA
By Public Transportation
From Center City or University City Philadelphia, catch a Route 11 or 36 Subway Surface Trolley (Green Line) heading westbound. The trolley will come above ground near campus. Get off at 43rd Street and Woodland Avenue. You will be on campus.
From the North
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 20 Mid-County (formerly
Exit 25A) to I-476 South to I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway).
**Proceeding on I-76, follow signs for the International Airport.
As your approach downtown Philadelphia the highway will divide.
Stay to the right; do not take I-676 East into Central Philadelphia.
Exit I-76 at University Avenue - Exit 346B (formerly
Exit 41). Follow directions below for "...rest of the
"...rest of the way"
As you exit off the ramp, the road will divide. Stay to the
right following University Avenue for.6 miles. At the fourth
traffic light, make a left onto Baltimore Avenue.
The Veteran's Administration Hospital will be on your left.
Immediately after the left turn, the road will divide. Bear
left. This will put you onto Woodland Avenue. Proceed straight
on Woodland Avenue for .5 miles (do not veer to the right
midway down Woodland). Make a right onto 43rd Street. Visitor
Parking is located on the left hand side of the street, directly
across from Griffith Hall. The Admission Office is located
in Griffith Hall-Room 130. The Financial Aid Office is located
in Griffith Hall-Room 172.
From the West
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 326 Valley Forge Interchange
(formerly Exit 24). Follow the signs for I-76 East (Schuylkill
Expressway). Follow the directions for From the North from
From the South
Take I-95 North and follow the signs to I-76 West
(Central Philadelphia). Take I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway)
and exit at University Avenue - Exit346B (formerly Exit 41).
Follow University Avenue for exactly 1 mile. At the eighth
traffic light make a left onto Baltimore Ave. Follow "...rest
of the way" from the second paragraph.
Via I-95 From the North or East
Take I-95 South to the exit for Central Philadelphia/I-676
West/Rt. 30 West. Follow I-676 West to I-76 East. Once on
I-76 exit at University Avenue - Exit 346B (formerly 41).
Follow the directions for "...rest of the way."
From the New Jersey Turnpike
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 3 and follow the signs
for the Walt Whitman Bridge. When you cross the bridge go
west on I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway). Exit I-76 at University
Avenue - Exit 346B (formerly exit 41). Follow University Ave
for exactly one mile. At the eight traffic light make a left
onto Baltimore Ave. Follow directions for "...rest of
the way" from the second paragraph.