Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA

– Where art meets industrial best summarizes this school
– 15 minutes from the center of Philadelphia
– Park like campus
– Undergrad enrollment – 2,800
– 100 acre residential campus located in residential Philadelphia
– Colleges:
+ Architectural and Built Environment
+ Design Engineering and Commerce
+ Fashion and textile
+ College of Science, Health and Liberal Arts
– Physician assistant program, Occupational Therapy
– Nexus learning – Challenge students to develop their skills, using outside companies, working on real life, hands on projects
– Largest fashion show in Philadelphia all run and organized by students
– Industrial design major
– Collaboration between majors – e.g OT working with Industrial Design
– 95% job placement/graduate school
– Construction Management major
– 60+ clubs and organizations
– Some Greek Life
– Div II athletics
– Admissions looks at core courses and recalculates GPA
– Requires 1 letter of recommendation but they welcome more
– Merit scholarships up to $16,500, transfers $12,000 – Need to maintain a 2.0 GPA
– Open house October 15 and November 12, 2016
– Offer a shadow program for accepted students – Spend a day with a student in your desired major
– Integrating with Thomas Jefferson University, where there are more programs at a graduate level (located in center city Philly)
– No interview
– New buildings coming soon: Health Sciences Center, Fashion and Textiles futures center
– Percentage draw outside of area – 60%+ out of state
– FAFSA only
– Apply to a specific major and suggest selecting a 2nd major
– Does consider demonstrated Interest
– Doesn’t require a portfolio for any major but can submit if you would like
– 5-year architectural program
– Study abroad
– Peer and professional tutors at no extra charge

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