University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

About University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

University of the Sciences, founded in 1821 as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, is a private, coeducational institution specializing in healthcare and science. Undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees are offered in 31 diverse subjects, on a beautiful campus in the heart of Philadelphia. Research and service are cornerstones of the University’s mission, in addition to excellence in education. USciences boasts historical graduation rates and high employment rates that are well above the national average.

About Our Students

FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2019.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.


Women 63%
Men 37%

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

What Students Pay

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Our Graduates

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2019. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2019 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

Student Faculty Ratio: 8:1

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Life on Campus

Located just west of Center City, USciences' 23 buildings sit on 35 acres. They comprise both historic structures and modern facilities, including more than 100 laboratories open to students, the leading-edge McNeil Science and Technology Center, four residence halls, and the Athletic/Recreation Center, a center of student life.

Campus Safety

University of the Sciences is committed to taking a proactive, precautionary approach in ensuring the safety of all members of the University community. Supplementing our efforts is the Philadelphia Police Department, which patrols the campus and adjacent areas.

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