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University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for 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. A USciences education is offered both on-campus and online

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  • May 25

    Commencement

    1:00pm - 3:00pm

    University of the Sciences Graduation and Commencement will be held Wednesday May 25, 2022 at the Liacouras Center. Register here

USciences News

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  • Dr. Ala Stanford to Address Graduates at USciences Commencement
    Dr. Ala Stanford to Address Graduates at USciences Commencement

    April 05, 2022

    Ala Stanford, MD, FACS, FAAP, a healthcare advocate and founder of the Black Doctors COVID19 Consortium (BDCC) and the Dr. Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity, has been selected to address USciences graduates at the 201st Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Student Org Spotlight: Operation OTC Medicine Safety
    Student Org Spotlight: Operation OTC Medicine Safety

    March 14, 2022

    Operation OTC Medicine Safety is a patient care group that operates under the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). The student organization at University of the Sciences aims to educate the community on safe use and storage of over-the-counter medications.

  • Meg St. Clair Achieves Certified Research Administrator Status
    Meg St. Clair Achieves Certified Research Administrator Status

    February 10, 2022

    Margaret St. Clair, Grants Specialist in the University of the Sciences Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, has recently been designated as a Certified Research Administrator by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).

  • Assistant Professor Publishes Article on Autism Research
    Assistant Professor Publishes Article on Autism Research

    February 01, 2022

    Ashley Brooke de Marchena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at USciences, recently published an opinion piece on Spectrum, a news website specific to autism research.

  • USciences Hosts Annual MLK Day of Service Virtual Events
    USciences Hosts Annual MLK Day of Service Virtual Events

    January 18, 2022

    This year, the USciences Annual MLK Day of Service featured three virtual events to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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At a Glance

Founded: 1821
Interim President: Valerie P. Weil, MD
Students: 2,285 (1,372 undergraduate, 913 graduate)
Diversity: >56% non-white
64% female
On-campus residents:
 438

Colleges: 3
BS programs: 22
Masters programs: 14 (includes MS, MOT, MBA)
Doctoral programs: 10 (includes PharmD, DPT, DrOT)
Post-baccalaureate certificate programs: 12

Full-time faculty: 179
Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
Laboratories and computer labs: more than 100
Clubs and Campus Orgs: 60+
Sororities and fraternities: 11
Athletics Name: Devils
School mascot: Drake the Devil
Division II varsity teams: 12

 

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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.

  • 2

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

  • 3

    USciences’ 24-acre, state-of-the-art campus in Philadelphia is close to 100 hospitals and 150 research laboratories.

  • 4

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