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Location:Philadelphia
Setting:Urban
Population:1,548,000
Enrollment:3,540
On Campus:52%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/25-12/19
  • Spring 01/14-05/14

Tuition & Payments
PLAN B: OPEN
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:
$5,625

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
62%Caucasian
12%African American
6%Hispanic
4%Asian American
0%Native American
3%International
13%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Incoming Students


NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Philadelphia University is a small private University that provides its students with the best of both worlds: it is minutes away from the buzz and excitement of center city, but located in the park-like East Falls section of Philadelphia.

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.
PhilaU is committed to student guidance and success, with 18 students in an average class and a student faculty ratio of 13:1. PhilaU currently hosts students from 40 states and 30 countries.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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

Communications: Communication

Engineering: Engineering

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

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Law and Society



Limitations
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
Interior Design, Physician Assistant, Apparel/Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Architecture

Unique Academic Programs
Textile Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Sustainability Studies, Landscape Architecture/Design, Construction Management

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, 61 computer or N/A Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18 ($1100 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/27/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $150 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $250 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $707 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $35 Semester Plan B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $707 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 8/27/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,825
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 20
Notes About Housing
Students may choose one of two options: 1. Scholler hall, traditional style residence hall 2. Independence Plaza, apartment style residence hall

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2640 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1945 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1040 per semester for 5 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
For the Scholler Residence Hall, 14 meals per week plan is required. For Independence Plaza, minimum 5 meals per week is required or student may choose other plans noted above.



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.