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IPEDS ID: 215099
OPE ID: 00335400
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Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497
General information:  (215) 951-2700
Website:  www.philau.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,762 (2,911 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty123408
Instructional123408
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-24
Instructional-0
Research-24
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$32,064$33,690$35,080$36,6704.5%
Books and supplies$1,600$1,600$1,600$1,6000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,178$10,540$10,970$12,14010.7%
Other$3,474$3,596$3,650$3,7783.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,128$10,514$10,882$12,13211.5%
Other$3,690$3,820$3,876$4,0123.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,690$3,820$3,876$4,0123.5%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$47,316$49,426$51,300$54,1885.6%
Off Campus$47,482$49,624$51,438$54,4145.8%
Off Campus with Family$37,354$39,110$40,556$42,2824.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$18,900
Fees$360
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid159098%————
Grant or scholarship aid59098%$13,155,076$22,297
Federal grants17229%$820,831$4,772
Pell grants17229%$743,360$4,322
Other federal grants17128%$77,471$453
State/local government grant or scholarships15626%$506,014$3,244
Institutional grants or scholarships59098%$11,828,231$20,048
Student loan aid44975%$3,651,670$8,133
Federal student loans44674%$2,688,105$6,027
Other student loans6511%$963,565$14,824
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,52088%$45,950,217$18,234
Pell grants92832%$3,960,221$4,267
Federal student loans2,04171%$16,629,746$8,148
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$28,159$29,626$28,130
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$19,424$22,715$23,664
$30,001 – $48,000$21,957$23,330$23,415
$48,001 – $75,000$24,056$26,136$26,603
$75,001 – $110,000$24,897$30,505$29,099
$110,001 and more$32,163$33,684$29,705
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment3,762
Undergraduate enrollment2,911
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment192
Graduate enrollment851
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 34%
Female: 66%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 50%
Out-of-state: 46%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 52%
Part-time: 48%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,1291,3542,775
Percent admitted64%62%65%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%20%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT37170%
ACT12624%
Test Scores25th 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 Reading490580
SAT Math490600
SAT Writing470570
ACT Composite2126
ACT English2026
ACT Math2026
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 79%
Part-time students: 14%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 65%
Transfer-out rate: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 45%
6-year: 58%
8-year: 59%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 50%
6-year: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 68%
Female: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 65%
Black or African American: 53%
Hispanic/Latino: 51%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 67%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 62%
Non-resident alien: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • 15% of the university's undergraduate enrollment is in a 5-year architecture program.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology--18d-0d
Architectural Technology/Technician-14---
Architecture-68---
Interior Architecture-2912--
Landscape Architecture-74--
Category total-11834d-0d
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-2---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-2---
Conservation Biology-1---
Category total-5---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-7---
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations-3612--
Business Administration and Management, General03878d-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-0---
Construction Management-1113--
Fashion Merchandising-61---
Finance, General-5---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-5---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-6---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-15---
Taxation--16--
Category total0184119d-0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-1011--
Organizational Communication, General-8d---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-13d---
Category total-31d11--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Science/Studies-8---
Category total-8---
Engineering
Architectural Engineering-0---
Engineering, General-3---
Industrial Engineering-0---
Mechanical Engineering-16---
Textile Sciences and Engineering-140-
Category total-2040-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-0---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-54---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management389---
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery--21d-2d
Occupational Therapy/Therapist28-31--
Physician Assistant-3850--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-6---
Category total66107102d-2d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-1d---
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-1d10d-6d
Homeland Security-2d---
Category total-4d10d-6d
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies-6---
Category total-6---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biopsychology-5---
Sustainability Studies-12---
Category total-17---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-3---
Category total-3---
Psychology
Counseling Psychology--13--
Health/Medical Psychology-11---
Psychology, General-29---
Category total-4013--
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Applied Arts, Other-9---
Design and Visual Communications, General--0--
Fashion/Apparel Design-26---
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts-1811--
Graphic Design-26---
Industrial and Product Design-2614--
Category total-10525--
Grand total6664831808
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 40
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 8
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,565
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $10,716
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 0%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined2430
Baseball37
Basketball1314
Golf9
Lacrosse21
Rowing28
Soccer3629
Softball17
Tennis1012
Volleyball11
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1955 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
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 Programs12/1/2000 -  Accredited
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree12/4/2011 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
(ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design(!)4/1/2005 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1041
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations841
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible22
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery100
Aggravated assault201
Burglary9175
Motor vehicle theft101
Arson000
  • 5 is the correct number.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible22
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault100
Burglary741
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate3.5%3.8%5.1%
Number in default333540
Number in repayment929905772
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)