University of the Sciences

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,983
2021 Average Net Price
$29,948
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.561%
on Student Loans
2021 Acceptance Rate
61.3%
3,643 Applicants
2021 Enrolled Students
2,420
87.6% Full-Time

About

University of the Sciences is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2021, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at University of the Sciences were Pharmacy (110 degrees awarded), Physical Therapy (73 degrees), and Occupational Therapy (45 degrees).

In 2021, 591 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Sciences. 65.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (297 degrees), 1.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (174 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Sciences is $26,983, which is $12,042 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at University of the Sciences is $26,983

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,948.

In 2021, 90% of undergraduate students attending University of the Sciences received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$26,983
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at University of the Sciences was $26,983.

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Average Net Price

$29,948
2021 Value
4.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 University of the Sciences had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,948. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of University of the Sciences grew by 4.92%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at University of the Sciences received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a decline of 7.22% with respect to 2020, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.561%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Sciences was 0.561%, which represents 3 out of the 535 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of the Sciences received 3,643 undergraduate applications in 2021.

There were 2,420 students enrolled at University of the Sciences in 2021. 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Sciences has an overall enrollment yield of 14.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2021
2,234
Accepted Out of 3,643

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SAT Scores

40%
Submission Percentage (2021)
125
Scores Submitted (2021)

40% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Sciences in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Sciences had a total enrollment of 2,420 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at University of the Sciences is 2,119 students and the part-time enrollment is 301. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at University of the Sciences are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46% White, 26.4% Asian, 7.98% Black or African American, 5.04% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.83% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at University of the Sciences in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.4%), followed by Asian Female (23.2%) and White Male (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.7%), followed by Asian Female (15.6%) and White Male (13.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Sciences in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,420 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Sciences is 2,119 and the part-time enrollment is 301. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at University of the Sciences are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2021 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of the Sciences was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), University of the Sciences had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    1,112 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    639 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    193 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of the Sciences is 46% White, 26.4% Asian, 7.98% Black or African American, 5.04% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.83% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 160 students (6.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2021, 179 more women than men received degrees from University of the Sciences. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of the Sciences is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (174 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at University of the Sciences is Pharmacy (110 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Therapy (73 degrees) and Occupational Therapy (45 degrees).

In 2021,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the Sciences, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (110 degrees awarded), Health (428 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Sciences are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Sciences in 2021 are Biology (110 degrees awarded), Health (428 degrees), Physical Sciences (15 degrees), English (7 degrees), and Psychology (13 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Sciences are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at University of the Sciences are Biology (110 degrees awarded), Health (428 degrees), Physical Sciences (15 degrees), English (7 degrees), and Psychology (13 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Sciences are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Sciences are Biology (110 degrees awarded), Health (428 degrees), Physical Sciences (15 degrees), English (7 degrees), and Psychology (13 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of the Sciences.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 85 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Sciences was Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration with 85 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

206
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
385
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 206 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Sciences, which is 0.535 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (385).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 41 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Sciences in Pharmacy, which is 0.594 times less than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 69 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Sciences in Pharmacy, which is 1.68 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at University of the Sciences is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    297 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    174 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Sciences is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (174 degrees).

5.25% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. White Female
    195 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    107 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of the Sciences is white female (195 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (107 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Sciences has an endowment valued at nearly $165M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 39.5M (23.9%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2021, University of the Sciences had a total salary expenditure of 95M. University of the Sciences employs 68 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors and 29 Professors. Most academics at University of the Sciences are Female Assistant professor (37), Male Assistant professor (31), and Female Associate professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Sciences are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 63 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 47 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 37 employees.

Endowment

$165M
2021 Endowment
13.2%
growth from 2020

University of the Sciences has an endowment valued at about $165M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Sciences grew 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $153M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$39.3M
2021 Salaries
2.02%
growth from 2020

In 2021, University of the Sciences paid a median of $39.3M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($95M) and a 2.02% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.4M
Instructional Salaries
153
Number of Employees

In 2021, University of the Sciences paid a total of $14.4M to 153 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
68 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Sciences were Assistant professor with 68 employees, Associate professor with 43 employees, and Professor with 29 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Sciences were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 63 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 47 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Sciences was Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, Male Assistant professor with 31 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of the Sciences.

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