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About USciences

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.

Events

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  • Nov 13

    Accelerated Transfer Day

    9:30am - 1:00pm

    This event is for bachelor degree-seeking students. Prospective students, applicants, accepted students, and deposited...

  • Nov 29

    2018 Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities

    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Join USciences Department of Humanities for the Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities featuring "Linguistic...

  • Dec 2

    Fall Open House

    8:30am - 2:00pm

    Join USciences for Fall Open House to learn more about life at USciences. A visit to campus is the best way...

  • Jan 21

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

    10:00am - 3:00pm

    At University of the Sciences, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a day on, not a day off. The MLK Day of...

  • Feb 14

    Founders' Day 2019

    1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Founders' Day at USciences recalls the University's establishment on February 23, 1821, with a special ceremony that...

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At a Glance

Founded: 1821
President: Paul Katz, MD
Students: 2,302 (1,248 undergraduate, 1,054 graduate)
On-campus residents: 494

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

Full-time faculty: 202
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Laboratories: 100
Campus organizations: 60
Computer labs: 25
Sororities and fraternities: 13
Athletics Name: Devils
School mascot: Drake the Devil
Division II varsity teams: 12

 

Address:

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.