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Philadelphia University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1884 by a textile manufacturers group led by Theodore Search. The University was initially known as Philadelphia Textile School. Its campus spreads over an extensive area of about 100 acres. Philadelphia university grants degrees to students through the following schools:

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Design and Media
  • School of Engineering and Textiles
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Science and Health
The university's sports teams are named the Rams and Lady Rams. The Rams participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, rowing, cross country, golf, tennis, and soccer. The Lady Rams are involved in basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, tennis, rowing, lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer.

Profile of Philadelphia University

The main campus of Philadelphia University is in Philadelphia, PA (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Philadelphia University offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to design, fine arts, business and management, and architecture and planning.

Philadelphia University Selectivity

Philadelphia University does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 480 to 570. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 490 or more.


Philadelphia University offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Philadelphia University had 3, 349 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at the school belong to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference for major sports.

Philadelphia University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management302business management, fashion merchandising, marketing, apparel marketing, taxation, finance, accounting, business and related services, . . .
Design121fashion design, graphic design, industrial design
Architecture and Planning102architecture, interior architecture, architectural services
Medical Support and Technology57physician assistant
Education and Teaching30instructional media design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine29nurse midwifery
Fine Arts26textile arts
Science20biology, chemistry, biopsychology
Medical administration18health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering15information science, computer and info science
Therapy and Counselling14psychology, medical psychology
Media14digital communications, organizational communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12occupational therapy
Engineering7textile sciences
Medicine5health professions
Engineering Technician1industrial production tech

Contact: Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University

School House Lane and Henry Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

General Phone: (215) 951-2700


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