Resources › For Students and Parents Peirce College Admissions Costs, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Graduation Rates & More Share Flipboard Email Print Peirce College. TexasDex / Wikipedia For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 02, 2017 Peirce College Admissions Overview: Peirce College has open admissions, so any interested students have the chance to study there (although the college does have minimum requirements for admission). Students will need to submit an application along with official high school transcripts. For complete instructions, and to fill out the application, be sure to go to the school's website. And, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the admissions office. Campus visits are encouraged, but not required, for applicants. Admissions Data (2016): Peirce College Acceptance Rate: -Peirce College has open admissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What's a good SAT score?ACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What's a good ACT score? Peirce College Description: Peirce College is a career-focused college located in Center City, Philadelphia. The city's Avenue of the Arts is just steps away, so Peirce students have easy access to the historical and cultural highlights of Philadelphia. The college has changed significantly since its founding in 1865 as the Union Business College, a school designed to offer career training to soldiers after the Civil War. Today, the college specializes in offering part-time programs for working adults who want to earn degrees in business, healthcare, paralegal studies and information technology. Students can choose from certificate, associate degree and bachelor's degree programs, and in 2013, the school began offering a master's degree in organizational leadership and management. Many of Peirce's programs are offered online to meet the needs of non-traditional college students. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 1,563 (1,491 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 29% Male / 71% Female21% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $14,472Books: $1,600 (why so much?)Room and Board: $6,376Other Expenses: $1,600Total Cost: $24,048 Peirce College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 39%Average Amount of AidGrants: $10,435Loans: $4,471 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Information Technology, Legal Studies. Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 100%Transfer Out Rate: 21%6-Year Graduation Rate: 21% Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Peirce College, You May Also Like These Schools: Temple University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDrexel University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLa Salle University: Profile Philadelphia University: Profile Arcadia University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphPennsylvania State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAlbright College: Profile Duquesne University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSeton Hill University: Profile Neumann University: Profile Marywood University: Profile Lock Haven University: Profile Peirce College Mission Statement: mission statement from https://www.peirce.edu/about/mission-vision " Peirce College is in the business of transforming lives. We do so by making the benefits of higher education accessible and attainable to non-traditional college students of all ages and backgrounds. We educate, empower, and inspire our students and one another in a highly professional, career-focused academic environment defined by trust, integrity, and mutual respect. We are passionate about equipping our students to make a difference in their communities, workplaces, and the world."