Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, founded in 1884, is a private university with 3,600 students enrolled in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs. As the model for professional university education for the 21st century, the University prepares students to be leaders in their professions, in an active, collaborative and real-world learning environment infused with the liberal arts. Philadelphia University includes the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, the College of Architecture and the Built Environment and the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts.As part of its innovative Strategic Plan, the University designed a groundbreaking curriculum that helps students learn to integrate knowledge, develop far better decision-making skills, untangle complex problems and identify opportunities to invent solutions. The most prominent example of this is the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, where students gain expertise in their disciplines and a deeper understanding of other professions that will enable them to be innovative problem solvers and leaders at every level of their careers. The Universitys signature approach to learning, what we call Nexus learning--is a hallmark of a Philadelphia University education. Through Nexus learning, students gain from an educational experience that is active, collaborative, connected to the real world and infused with the liberal arts. Collaborative experiences, both across academic disciplines and with industry partners, are a critical component of the educational experience at Philadelphia University. The Universitys signature approach to teaching and learning provides its students with a real competitive advantage in a rapidly changing world. The principles of multidisciplinary learning, innovative problem solving and leadership are fundamental to the Philadelphia University educational model across all programs and majors. Academic programs are designed to address real-world needs: a groundbreaking masters program in Sustainable Design and interdisciplinary program in Environmental Sustainability help ensure that the next generation of leaders are prepared to tackle and solve--complex problems within a sustainable framework. The Universitys Physician Assistant Studies program is ranked among the nations best, offering students the hands-on clinical training, as well as academic fundamentals, they need to succeed and lead.Philadelphia University also is committed to offering co-curricular programs that contribute to the professional and personal growth of students, enhance a sense of community and reinforce the concept of an integrated learning environment; these include a strong residential campus, integrated learning inside the classroom and out, learning support to strengthen student success and an engaged and dynamic community of students, faculty, staff and alumni, resulting in a vibrant campus experience.Todays graduates are entering a world in which they will need to work across disciplines and apply their knowledge in creative and innovative ways to come up with solutions to complex problems, both today and in the future. From student projects to university-wide collaborations, from innovative facilities to pioneering graduate programs, from global connections to groundbreaking applied research, Philadelphia University is dedicated to being the model for professional education.

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Private, Coed 1884 N/A Semester $27.7 million + School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 (215) 951-2700
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58 100.0 Pennsylvania Philadelphia 744