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University of the Sciences Overview

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Philadelphia makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of the Sciences Known For?

289 Undergraduate Awards
$32,152 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at USciences is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at USciences is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from USciences makes roughly $91,600 a year. This is 125% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average USciences student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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University of the Sciences Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USciences.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Pharmacology & Toxicology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Microbiology Science & Immunology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Physiology & Pathology Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Biochemistry & Biophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Neurobiology & Neurosciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards USciences has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Pharmacology & Toxicology Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration Schools College Factual
#19 Best General Biology Schools College Factual
#24 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools College Factual
#82 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual

Where Is University of the Sciences?


Contact details for USciences are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 600 South 43Rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Phone: 215-596-8800

How Do I Get Into USciences?

You can apply to USciences online at:

Admission Requirements for USciences

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into USciences?

71% Acceptance Rate
71% Of Accepted Are Women
98% Submit SAT Scores
USciences has an acceptance rate of 71%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 29% of accepted students are men and 71% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 98% of students accepted to USciences submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of the Sciences  ( 560 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of the Sciences  ( 550 to 670 )
USciences received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of the Sciences  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for University of the Sciences  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of the Sciences  ( 22 to 29 )

Can I Afford University of the Sciences?

$32,152 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USciences is $32,152. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At USciences, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $11,891 a year. That adds up to $47,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USciences is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of the Sciences Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,382 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,461 undergraduate students at USciences, with 1,382 being full-time and 79 being part-time.


There are also 914 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,382 full-time undergraduates at USciences, 34% are male and 66% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of the Sciences students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 466
Black or African American 104
Hispanic or Latino 51
White 612
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 131

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at University of the Sciences. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at USciences. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of the Sciences

487 Took All Classes Online
2,361 Took At Least One Class Online
245.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,361 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at USciences has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 86th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of USciences

The following table shows how USciences is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #22 #22
Writing Studies #40 #40

Online Growth Rankings of USciences

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of the Sciences was 245.2%. This is the #244 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USciences regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USciences ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USciences.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #4
Finance & Financial Management #5
Business, Management & Marketing #127
Health Professions #136

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of the Sciences Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 99 1 21 142 263
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 40 89 129
General Biology 70 0 0 0 70
Health Sciences & Services 59 0 0 0 59
Pharmacology & Toxicology 7 0 2 4 13
Food Science Technology 0 12 0 0 12
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 8 0 1 2 11
Chemistry 8 0 0 1 9
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 8 0 0 0 8
Public Health 0 0 0 8 8
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 3 4 0 7
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 1 6 7
General Psychology 7 0 0 0 7
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 6 0 0 0 6
Physics 6 0 0 0 6
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 4 0 0 0 4
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 4 0 4
Writing Studies 0 0 3 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 3 0 0 0 3
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 1 0 0 1 2
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 289 16 76 253 634


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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