You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $5,350
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Living in Philadelphia affords students the opportunity to explore the thriving cultural and historical attractions in Philadelphia (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Liberty Bell, etc.) attend sporting events (Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, 76ers) and enjoy the exciting social life of the city.
Although just minutes from the center of Philadelphia, PhilaU also has a bustling social scene all its own. PhilaU students have the opportunity to join more than 300 clubs and intramural sports teams or attend sporting events for 16 NCAA Division II teams at PhilaU.
From an academic perspective, students also have access to more than 20 laboratories and studios for hands-on collaborative experiences, the hallmark of a PhilaU education.
Campus Location - 100-acre, park-like campus in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. PhilaU is located about 15 minutes from Center City, which is easily accessible by city buses & trains. The University is 2.5 hours from Washington D.C. and less than 2 hours from New York City.
Helpful Information - PhilaU offers more than 60 areas of study, taught with a unique interdisciplinary approach called Nexus Learning. Nexus Learning encourages collaboration between local and national companies, non-profits and government organizations to give students hands-on, real life experience.
1) Architecture (5-year B.Arch) - Students must come from accredited programs. Portfolio review required. 2) Engineering - Students must come from accredited programs. 3) Fashion Design - Portfolio review required. 4) Industrial Design - Portfolio review may be required. 5) Interior Design - Students must come from accredited programs. Portfolio review required. 6) Landscape Architecture - Students must come from accredited programs. Portfolio review required.Notable Academic Programs
Unique Academic Programs
Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design
Art/Design/Fine Art: Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science
Business: Accounting, Business, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Environmental Studies: Sustainability Studies
Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design
Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science, Physician Assistant
Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Design
Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional
Sociology/Social Work: Law and Society
Figures are current as of 4/3/2015.
Important Notes: The Health Insurance fee is charged to all students automatically. However, this fee is only mandatory for students coming from US institutions if you cannot provide proof of an already existing health insurance policy. If you can provide proof of insurance, you may sign a waiver to remove this charge from your bill. Additionally, the Tuition Insurance is also charged to all students automatically. This fee can also be waived. However, please note that students who opt to waive this fee will be responsible for billed expenses (housing, meal plan and general student fee) if they require a medical withdraw after the published refund date.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Students may choose one of two options: 1. Scholler hall, traditional residence hall ($2,710, double occupancy) 2. Independence Plaza, apartment style ($4,005, double occupancy)
Meal Plans Per Semester
Students who choose Scholler Residence Hall are required to also receive a 14 meals per week plan. Students who choose an Independence Plaza apartment must also receive a 5 meals per week plan (minimum). Students are welcome to choose a higher meal plan, if desired. Please note the costs of these plans above and consider these costs when choosing your on-campus housing.