University of the Sciences

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$36,962

3.7% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$34,796

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.82%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

59.7%

3,661 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,541

90.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

69.6%

325 Graduates

About

University of the Sciences is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of the Sciences were Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration (200 degrees awarded), General Health Services (101 degrees), and Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management (25 degrees).

In 2016, 848 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Sciences. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (370 degrees), 1.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (263 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Sciences is $36,962, which is $22,991 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Sciences is $36,962, which is $22,991 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,796.

In 2016, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,962

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of the Sciences was $36,962. The cost of tuition at University of the Sciences is $22,991 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$34,796

2016 Value

8.75%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of the Sciences had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,796. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of the Sciences grew by 8.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,832

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Sciences was of $14,832 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 3.81% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at University of the Sciences received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 17.9% with respect to 2015, when 84% 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.

1.82%

2015 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Sciences was 1.82%, which represents 11 out of the 606 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 3,661 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.06% annual decline. Out of those 3,661 applicants, 2,187 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,541 students enrolled at University of the Sciences in 2016, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Sciences has an overall enrollment yield of 14.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,187

Accepted Out of 3,661

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Sciences was 59.7% (2,187 admissions from 3,661 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 58%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -2.06%, while admissions grew by 0.876%.

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SAT Scores

91%

Submission Percentage

289

Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Sciences in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Sciences has a total enrollment of 2,541 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Sciences is 2,295 students and the part-time enrollment is 246. This means that 90.3% 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 42.6% White, 29.9% Asian, 5.19% Black or African American, 3.27% Hispanic or Latino, 2.68% Two or More Races, 0.157% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0394% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of the Sciences in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.9%), followed by Asian Female (23.8%) and White Male (17.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (16.2%) and Asian Female (13.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,541 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Sciences is 2,295 and the part-time enrollment is 246. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at University of the Sciences are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2016 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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

  1. White

    1,082

  2. Asian

    759

  3. Black or African American

    132

The enrolled student population at University of the Sciences is 42.6% White, 29.9% Asian, 5.19% Black or African American, 3.27% Hispanic or Latino, 2.68% Two or More Races, 0.157% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0394% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 314 students (12.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 190 more women than men received degrees from University of the Sciences. The majority of degree recipients at University of the Sciences are white (370 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (263 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Sciences is Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration (200 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (101 degrees) and Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management (25 degrees).

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 Health (738 degrees awarded), Biology (67 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Sciences are Registered nurses (1,324,318 people), Physicians & surgeons (572,626 people), Postsecondary teachers (318,817 people), Miscellaneous managers (313,176 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (281,842 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Sciences are Health (738 degrees awarded), Biology (67 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), Physical Sciences (8 degrees), and English (8 degrees).

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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 Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of the Sciences are Health (738 degrees awarded), Biology (67 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), Physical Sciences (8 degrees), and English (8 degrees).

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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 Hospitals (1,969,485 people), Elementary & secondary schools (619,067 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (591,998 people), Offices of physicians (355,498 people), and Outpatient care centers (303,347 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Sciences are Health (738 degrees awarded), Biology (67 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), Physical Sciences (8 degrees), and English (8 degrees).

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Degrees

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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Sciences was Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration with 200 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 329

  2. 519

In 2016, 329 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Sciences, which is 0.634 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (519).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 92 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Sciences in Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration, which is 0.852 times less than the 108 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 115 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Sciences in Pharmacy, which is 1.62 times more than the 71 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 66% of students graduating from University of the Sciences completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Sciences is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 12% of graduates (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    370 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    263 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Sciences is white (370 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (263 degrees).

11% of degree recipients (93 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    233 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    160 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    137 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the Sciences is white female (233 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (160 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Sciences has an endowment valued at nearly $169M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.42M (2.03%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, University of the Sciences had a total expenditure of $92.9M. Of that $92.9M, they spent $42.3M on salaries and $92.9M on benefits.

University of the Sciences employs 85 Assistant professors, 55 Associate professors, and 40 Professors. Most academics at University of the Sciences are Female Assistant professors (54), Male Assistant professors(31), and Female Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Sciences are: Management, with 129 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 67 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$169M

2015 Endowment

3.54%

decline from 2014

University of the Sciences has an endowment valued at about $169M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Sciences declined 3.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $159M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.04M - Federal

  2. $15.6k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of the Sciences received $2.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$42.3M

Salary Expenditure

$92.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of the Sciences had a total expenditure of $92.9M. Of that $92.9M, they spent $42.3M on salaries and $92.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$42.3M

2015 Salaries

2.95%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of the Sciences paid a median of $42.3M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($92.9M) and a 2.95% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0223% growth from 2013 and a 7.48% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.1M

Instructional Salaries

195

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of the Sciences paid a total of $16.1M to 195 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

85 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

129 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Sciences were Assistant professor with 85 employees; Associate professor with 55 employees; and Associate professor with 40 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Sciences were Management with 129 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Sciences was Female Assistant professor with 54 employees, Male Assistant professor with 31 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

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

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