University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is a private, comprehensive, co-educational university in Philadelphia. It is located in the University City section of Philadelphia, a tree-lined residential area that is also home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. More than 45,000 college students live in University City. The campus comprises 21 buildings, athletics fields, and gardens, situated on 35 acres.
The main goal of USP is to educate students to become leaders and innovators in the sciences, the health professions, and emerging related disciplines. Building on legacy as the nationís first college of pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia provides excellence in teaching,service and research. At USP, students embark on a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in the healthcare-related studies.
A private, coeducational institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nationís first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the healthcare marketplace since its founding, including founders of six of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world. With undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in such disciplines as pharmacy, bioinformatics, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy, the 3,000 students in University of the Sciencesí five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving healthcare in their communities and in the lives of people all over the world.Student Activities
USP provides a balanced and well-organized athletic program, offering competition in 12 intercollegiate varsity sports. These teams compete against many Philadelphia-area colleges as well as colleges from New Jersey, New York,Connecticut and Delaware. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia encourages participation in athletics and recreation. The Athletic/Recreation Center was officially opened in August 2004. It features an 1,100-seat basketball arena and a recreation gymnasium, locker rooms, an indoor track; a swimming pool, meeting rooms and an aerobics and fitness center. Financial Aid
USP provides assistance to make this educational investment affordable for each student. University's financial aid program provides assistance in the form of scholarships and grants, loans and part-time employment for students whose resources are insufficient to meet the cost of education.