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A tale of two universities: comparing USciences and St. Joe’s

University of the Sciences

-Located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia at 600 S. 43rd Street
-Founded in 1821 as the “Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.” The school officially became University of

the Sciences in 1998.
-First college of pharmacy in North America
-Athletics name and mascot: The Devils
-Estimated tuition for students entering in 2021: $27,500
-Full-time faculty as of 2019: 177

Mission Statement

“University of the Sciences prepares students to become leaders, innovators, and skilled practitioners in the sciences, the health professions, and related disciplines. We deliver excellence in teaching, research, and service through a safe and supportive environment in which our students live, learn, and succeed.”

Academics

-Majors: 60 within 13 departments
-Three colleges: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Samson College of Health Sciences, Misher College of Arts and Sciences

Research centers/institutes

-Industrial Pharmacy Lab (IPHL)
-West Center For Computational Chemistry and Drug Design
-Bioimaging Resources
-Chemistry Core Facility
-Physical Therapy Research Facilities

Student Body Quick Facts

2019 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics

-Total enrollment: 2,285
-Undergraduate enrollment: 1,372

Percent of undergraduate enrollment by gender

-Men: 36%          -Women:64%

By race/ethnicity

-American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.1%
-Asian: 34.6%
-Black or African American: 6.2%
-Hispanic/Latino: 3.7%
-Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.2%
-White: 44.2%
-Two or more races: 4.2%
-Race/ethnicity unknown: 5.8%
-Nonresident: 1%

Saint Joseph’s University

-Founded: 1851
-Tuition (2020-2021): $47,740
-Full-time faculty: 297

Mission Statement

“As Philadelphia’s Jesuit Catholic University, Saint Joseph’s provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. We prepare students for personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship. Striving to be an inclusive and diverse community that educates and cares for the whole person, we encourage and model lifelong commitment to thinking critically, making ethical decisions, pursuing social justice and finding God in all things.”

Academics

-Majors: 57 within 17 departments
-Three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, Haub
-School of Business, School of Health Studies and Education

Research centers/institutes

-Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
-Institute of Clinical Bioethics
-Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk
-Management
-Academy of Food Marketing
-Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Center for Business Ethics
-Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations
-Center for Professional Development
-The Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship

Student Body Quick Facts

2019 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics

-Total enrollment: 7,362
-Undergraduate enrollment: 4,784

Percent of undergraduate enrollment by gender

-Men: 46.2%          -Women: 53.8%

By race/ethnicity

-American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.1%
-Asian: 2.6%
-Black or African American: 5.6%
-Hispanic/Latino: 7.7%
-Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.2%
-White: 77.1%
-Two or more races: 2.6%
-Race/ethnicity unknown: 2.3%
-Nonresident: 1.9%

 

Sources: https://www.usciences.edu/, https://www.sju.edu/, National Center for Education Statistics

 

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