Resources › For Students and Parents University of the Sciences Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Philadelphia Skyline. Kevin Burkett / Flickr 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 August 07, 2017 University of the Sciences Description: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is a private pharmacy and health science university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded as a college of pharmacy in 1821, the first pharmacy school in North America. The 35-acre campus is situated in the heart of Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, a center of education, research and culture just west of downtown Center City and home to five other colleges and universities. USciences is made up of five colleges, which collectively offer 25 bachelor’s, 13 master’s and 6 doctoral degrees. Popular among these programs are health science, biology, occupational therapy and pharmacy. Students participate in a variety of campus life events and activities; there are nearly 80 clubs and organizations at the university, including more than 20 academic and professional organizations and an active Greek life. The University of the Sciences Devils compete in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference. Admissions Data (2016): University of the Sciences Acceptance Rate: 60%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 520 / 620SAT Math: 550 / 640SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 23 / 28ACT English: 22 / 28ACT Math: 22 / 28What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,541 (1,344 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female99% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $38,850Books: $1,050 (why so much?)Room and Board: $15,188Other Expenses: $3,432Total Cost: $58,520 University of the Sciences Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 69%Average Amount of AidGrants: $20,285Loans: $11,265 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Health Science, Exercise Science, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%4-Year Graduation Rate: 63%6-Year Graduation Rate: 70% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, GolfWomen's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Rifle Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of the Sciences, You May Also Like These Schools: Arcadia University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDrexel University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTemple University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Pittsburgh: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphPennsylvania State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphVillanova University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphStony Brook University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Connecticut: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphStockton University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBoston University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNortheastern University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS): Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of the Sciences Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.usciences.edu/about/mission.aspx "The mission of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is to educate students to become leaders and innovators in the sciences, the health professions, and emerging related disciplines. Building on our legacy as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, we provide excellence in teaching, research, and service."