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Philadelphia University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $23,918 $25,556 $26,800 $27,598 3.0%
Books and supplies $1,400 $1,500 $1,600 $1,600 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $8,212 $8,570 $8,914 $9,182 3.0%
Other $2,484 $2,980 $3,040 $3,130 3.0%
Off Campus          
Room and board $6,648 $7,288 $8,870 $9,136 3.0%
Other $2,956 $3,124 $3,234 $3,330 3.0%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $2,956 $3,124 $3,234 $3,330 3.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $36,014 $38,606 $40,354 $41,510 2.9%
Off Campus $34,922 $37,468 $40,504 $41,664 2.9%
Off Campus with Family $28,274 $30,180 $31,634 $32,528 2.8%
 

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Map of Philadelphia University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,800 1,259 2,541
Percent admitted 71% 71% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 27% 26% 27%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 666 92%
ACT 57 8%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 490 570
SAT Math 490 600
SAT Writing 480 570
ACT Composite 21 26

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 7/1/1955 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses 9/30/1996 -   Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs 12/1/2000 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 4/1/2005 -   Accredited