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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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  • The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the 1918 Influenza
    The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the 1918 Influenza

    May 17, 2021

    As World War I reached its conclusion, a deadly strain of influenza reached Philadelphia's Naval Shipyard. On September 28, 1918, hundreds of thousands of people flooded Broad Street for the Liberty Loans Parade, a super-spreader event that would transmit the "Spanish flu" across the city. Within 24 hours, hospital beds were full. More than 10,000 died in October alone.

  • From Philadelphia to the Front Lines: Letters from World War II
    From Philadelphia to the Front Lines: Letters from World War II

    May 17, 2021

    Hundreds of students and alumni from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science were compelled to enter the armed services during World War II.

  • A Voice for Change: 50 Years of the Black Student Union at USciences
    A Voice for Change: 50 Years of the Black Student Union at USciences

    May 17, 2021

    In 1971, a handful of students who sought to offer a voice for Black students on campus came together to found the precursor to the Black Student Union, the first student group of its kind at what was then Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

  • Student Orgs Aim to Offer a Helping Hand
    Student Orgs Aim to Offer a Helping Hand

    May 17, 2021

    The objective of several clubs is described: to bring students together "in closer communication so that in one another a warm welcome hand may always be found ever ready and willing to help over the paths of difficulties that arise during the college career."

  • The Bulletin: The First Draft of Institutional History
    The Bulletin: The First Draft of Institutional History

    May 17, 2021

    For more than 150 years The Bulletin has been sharing news of alumni, industry, and the happenings at our institution with alumni and friends.

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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: 11:1
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

 

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.

  • 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.