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Jefferson University-East Falls

Philadelphia, PA

About This Campus

The East Falls Campus of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is a small campus and private university that provides its students with the best of both worlds: minutes away from the 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 city's cultural and historical attractions(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, the East Falls Campus also has a bustling social scene all its own. Students have the opportunity to join more than 300 clubs and intramural sports teams or attend sporting events for 16 NCAA Division II teams. Academically, students also have access to more than 20 laboratories and studios for hands-on collaborative experiences, the hallmark of our education

Location Information

100-acre, park-like campus in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. The Campus 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

The East Falls campus of Jefferson 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. Jefferson is committed to student guidance and success, with 18 students in an average class and student faculty ratio of 13:1. It currently hosts students from 40 states and 30 countrie

2019/2020 Placement

Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Philadelphia
Population | 1,548,000
Enrollment | 3,762
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/20-12/13
Spring | 01/09-05/08

Campus Diversity

White | 62%
Black | 12%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Asian | 4%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 16%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Jefferson - Center City Programs Pre-med Pre-Nursing

1) Architecture (5-year B.Arch) - Students must come from accredited programs. Portfolio review required in advance 2) Engineering - Students must come from accredited programs. 3) Fashion Design - Portfolio review required in advance. 4) Industrial Design - Portfolio review may be required in advance. 5) Interior Design - Students must come from accredited programs. Portfolio review required in advance. 6) Landscape Architecture - Students must come from accredited programs. Portfolio review required in advance. 7) Graphic Design. Portfolio Review require in advance.

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

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Art/Design/Fine Art: Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design

Athletics: Athletic Training

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


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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, 61.00 computer or N/A Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($1320 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/05/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $300 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance $1320 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $35 Semester Plan B Optional
Tuition Insurance Fee $116 Year Plan B Mandatory

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. You may also waive the tuition insurance fee. 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
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,320 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/05/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 52% living on campus
  • Double: $6207 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 20
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 20
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
Notes About Housing
Students may choose one of two options: 1. Scholler hall, or other traditional residence halls ($3,147, double occupancy) 2. Independence Plaza, apartment style ($4,642, double occupancy). Other apartment style residences also available.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $3060 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $2257 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1212 per semester for 5 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
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.

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