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University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. USciences students are proven everywhere they go.


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  • Jan 20

    Winter Open House

    8:30am - 12:00pm

    At USciences, our students are prepared to be leaders in science, healthcare, and our community....

  • Jan 20

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service


    To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University community will be united for a day...

  • Jan 30

    Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities Lecture and Honors Colloquium

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    The 2020 Misher Festival of Fine Arts and Humanities Lecture and Honors Colloquium features the 2020 Misher Visiting...

  • Feb 13

    Founders' Day

    9:00am - 10:00am

    Founders' Day at USciences recalls the University's establishment on Feb. 23, 1821. At that time, 68 prominent...

  • Feb 22

    Accepted Student Day

    8:30am - 2:00pm

    Accepted students, you’re invited to an event designed exclusively for you, Accepted Student Day! Come to campus,...

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At a Glance

Founded: 1821
President: Paul Katz, MD
Students: 2,231 (1,231 undergraduate, 1,000 graduate)
On-campus residents: 451

Colleges: 3
BS programs: 19
Masters programs: 15 (includes MBA, MOT, MS)
Doctoral programs: 11 (includes PhD, PharmD, DPT, DrOT)
Certificate programs: 8

Full-time faculty: 202
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Laboratories: more than 100
Campus organizations: 60
Computer labs: 25
Sororities and fraternities: 11
Athletics Name: Devils
School mascot: Drake the Devil
Division II varsity teams: 12



University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Points of Pride

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    Founded in 1821 as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, USciences was the first college of pharmacy in North America.

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    Our impressive alumni include giants of the pharmaceutical industry like Dr. Eli Lilly. Gerald F. Rorer and John Wyeth.

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    USciences’ 36-acre, state-of-the-art campus in Philadelphia is close to 100 hospitals and 150 research laboratories.

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    Both undergraduate and graduate USciences students engage in significant original research alongside world-class faculty.