Philadelphia University (PhilaU)

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Philadelphia University can be found in Philadelphia, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around four thousand students enrolled each year at PhilaU.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score within the range of 1430 - 1730 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the PhilaU average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. Roughly 60% of all applicant were accepted at PhilaU, and from those that were granted acceptance about 16% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall PhilaU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Philadelphia University was reported as 64.1% in Fall 2013 with over 5,400 college applications submitted to Philadelphia University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • PhilaU SAT Scores: 1430 - 1730
  • PhilaU ACT Scores: 21 - 25
  • PhilaU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Philadelphia University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of PhilaU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for PhilaU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.2%
  • 2010-2011: 73.4%
  • 2011-2012: 70.8%
  • 2012-2013: 71.9%
  • 2013-2014: 64.1%
  • Projected PhilaU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.0%

How Does PhilaU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for PhilaU is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Moore College of Art and Design56.3%
Chestnut Hill College57.9%
Arcadia University59.7%
Curtis Institute of Music4.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to PhilaU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 570
Math480 - 590
Writing470 - 570
Total Score1430 - 1730
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 25
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