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Study at Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University, also referred to as TJU, is situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in the year 1824 and known as the Jefferson Medical College. The institute gained university status in 1969. Students of Thomas Jefferson University are offered degrees in different Course Topics including cancer biology, family medicine, physical therapy, neurology, and surgery. Distance learning options are also available at TJU. The university is comprised of the following three colleges:

  • Jefferson College of Graduate Studies
  • Jefferson College of Health Professions
  • Jefferson Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University supports a large number of student clubs and organizations. Among those available on campus are the American Medical Women's Association, Ars Medica, Jefferson Arts Organization, Jefferson Christian Fellowship, Graduate Student Association, and Jefferson Public Health Society.

Profile of Thomas Jefferson University

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

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to medicine and nursing and emergency medicine.

Thomas Jefferson University Selectivity

Thomas Jefferson University does not accept everyone who applies.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Thomas Jefferson University had 2, 924 enrolled students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"To educate future physicians, nurses, scientists and allied health professionals who will take a leadership role in the development of healthcare reform. To provide compassionate, efficient, affordable, quality healthcare. To target our research efforts toward innovative treatments while expanding our knowledge of people and their environment. "

Thomas Jefferson University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine316registered nursing, various nursing
Medicine217medicine, health professions
Medical Support and Technology136sonography and ultrasound tech, health diagnostic professions, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech
Therapy and Counselling83physical therapy
Science58bacteriology, pharmacology, biochemistry, human genetics, biological and biomedical sciences, anatomical sciences, developmental biology and embryology, animal physiology, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy41occupational therapy
Medical administration16health and medical administrative
Liberal Arts6liberal arts and sciences

Contact: Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University

1020 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

General Phone: (215) 955-6000


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