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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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At a Glance

Founded: 1821
President: Paul Katz, MD
Students: 2,664 (2,246 undergraduate, 418 graduate)
On-campus residents: 787

Colleges: 4
BS programs: 20
Masters programs: 15 (includes MASPAS, MBA, MOT, MPH, MS)
PhD programs: 11 (includes PharmD, DPT, DrOT)
Professional programs: 3 (includes PharmD, DPT, DrOT)
Certificate programs: 6

Average class size: 38
Full-time faculty: 190
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Laboratories: 100
Campus organizations: 80
Computer labs: 25
Sororities and fraternities: 12
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.