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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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  • Scientists Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM at Physics Wonder Girls Camp
    Scientists Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM at Physics Wonder Girls Camp

    July 14, 2021

    Female scientists working in industry and research addressed dozens of girls participating in the 2021 Physics Wonder Girls Camp at USciences. The camp was hosted virtually this year and offered to middle school girls interested in physics.

  • Phi Lambda Sigma Celebrates New 2021 Inductees
    Phi Lambda Sigma Celebrates New 2021 Inductees

    June 29, 2021

    30 new members were inducted to USciences and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy's chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership honor society.

  • USciences Hosts Incoming Students for Welcome Days
    USciences Hosts Incoming Students for Welcome Days

    June 29, 2021

    From June 22-24, students and their families joined student orientation leaders and admissions staff on campus for tours, games, and a chance to meet their fellow new classmates.

  • PCP Students Engage Classmates, Faculty in Diversity Discussions
    PCP Students Engage Classmates, Faculty in Diversity Discussions

    June 22, 2021

    In an effort to encourage their classmates to speak more openly about diversity, equity and inclusion opportunities at USciences, Jordan Davidson PhB'22 and Luzdary (Lucy) Illesca PhB'22, students in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Program at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, organized a series of events.

  • USciences President Paul Katz Announces Retirement
    USciences President Paul Katz Announces Retirement

    June 21, 2021

    University of the Sciences President Paul Katz, MD, has announced he will retire. Dr. Katz began his tenure as the historic University's 25th president in 2016 and has made countless contributions to the USciences family.

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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.

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    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.

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