Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania

country rank : 619

world rank     : 1762

University Overview


Founded in 1884, Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Philadelphia (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania (PhilaU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania (PhilaU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 133 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PhilaU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


University Name(s)



Powered to Do What’s Now, Powered to Do What’s Next!

Maroon and gray

Phil the Ram

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Int’l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions


Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 60-70%

Admission Office
School House Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia 19144-5497
+1 (215) 951 2800
800 951 7287


Size and Profile


Student EnrollmentTotal Enrolment Range

Academic Staff
Not reported

Control TypeControl Type

Entity TypeEntity Type


Facilities and Services 


LibraryUniversity Library
Yes Go to Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania's Library

HousingUniversity Housing and Accommodation

Sport FacilitiesUniversity Sport Facilities

Financial AidsUniversity Financial Aids

Study AbroadStudy Abroad and International Exchange Programs

Distance LearningDistance Learning and Online Courses




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Division of Accreditation
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)




  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


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