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Imagine the power of learning from faculty mentors active in the fields you want to be part of. Imagine the power of working with some of the most creative people you’ve ever met — solving real-world problems and inventing the new together. Imagine having — in your corner, by your side and backing you up — the power of a university that’s changing the face of higher education. If you want to learn more than the way it’s always been, this is a university where you’ll create the way it will be.

POWERED TO DO WHAT’S

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THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS LOOK FOR


“Nexus Learning” puts you at the center of an active, collaborative, real-world education infused with the liberal arts, that gives you the experience you need for a unique competitive advantage and the professional skills employers are looking for.

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NE US LEARNING We immerse future designers, engineers, architects, health professionals, lawyers, and marketing and media professionals in their fields early — completing research projects and internships in their own majors, but also working on real-world challenges with peers and faculty across disciplines and with industry partners at NASA, Macy’s, Comcast, Verizon and more. Because the stakes are real, our students gain exceptional decision-making skills and are sought after by employers (often even before graduation).


PROFESSIONALS FROM

DAY ONE


YOU HAVE A DREAM. WE HAVE A PLAN. Everything we do is designed to treat you like the professional you’re becoming. Faculty, projects, classes, internships, working and learning spaces, research and global opportunities — right from the start and every step of the way, you have access to what you need to launch yourself on a meaningful career path.


TOD CORLETT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

FACULTY WHO ARE LEADERS We bring industry leaders to you. Among our professors are doctors, fashion designers, industrial engineers, ad agency creative directors, venture capitalists, attorneys, architects and biochemists. Whatever your major, your mentors will be professors who integrate their own state-of-the-art professional work into courses and projects, involving you in the latest methods and practices.

“My favorite class to teach is Interactive Hardware Prototyping.

For the final exam, student-built machines have to be able to successfully interact with people, without help from their creators. I am powered to take the Internet off the screen and out into the world.”

“PhilaU students are tenacious. They rarely say, ‘I didn’t know what to do next, so I did nothing.’ They say, ‘I didn’t know how to solve the problem, so I tried it eight different ways.’

I am powered to explore! I take students on field trips to see real-world examples of design projects. We get our hands dirty volunteering interior design services in our local community. We explore the design of the world in short study abroad courses.”

“My favorite class to teach — I love everything I teach. Two favorites are Venture Creation and Business Model Innovation.

I am powered to inspire a whole new generation of leaders. I inspire students now to become innovators next!”

LISA PHILLIPS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN College of Architecture and the Built Environment

JASON CROOK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MARKETING Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce


JEFF ASHLEY PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR TEACHING INNOVATION AND NEXUS LEARNING “I am powered to experiment with the ways that I teach and engage my students in the learning process.

I want to actively facilitate learning rather than just dispense knowledge. PhilaU students are ready to engage. It’s hard work at times, but it’s transformative!”

NIOKA WYATT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, FASHION MERCHANDISING AND MANAGEMENT Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

“My favorite class to teach is Clinical Reasoning.

I love watching the students apply what they’ve been taught in class by using their problem-solving skills, practicing their diagnostic abilities and compassionately dealing with complex psychosocial factors that may complicate medical issues. I am powered to be whatever I want to be.”

AMY BAKER ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES, HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND PRE-PROFESSIONAL PA PROGRAM COORDINATOR College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts

“You belong at PhilaU if you catch yourself daydreaming about your professional life 5, 10, 20 years from now. I am powered to research. PhilaU has given me great opportunities to consult archives around the country and around the world to publish award-winning research.”

PHIL TIEMEYER ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND THE COORDINATOR OF FACULTY-LED SHORT COURSES College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts

“My favorite class to teach is Global Fashion Insights. The course is designed for students to develop fashion products and sell their merchandise at an on-campus popup shop. The net proceeds from the pop-up shop are donated to Chemo Clothes to support patients with cancer.

I am powered to coach the future leaders of fashion to think creatively and critically in an ever-changing social society.”


GET REAL EXPOSURE WITH TOP COMPANIES More than any curriculum, internship, co-op, practicum or summer job alone could do, our comprehensive Nexus Learning gives our students the kind of experience that provides a unique professional edge. They build outstanding resumes, win national and international awards before graduation, and gain experience and exposure with employers like Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Federal Mogul, PricewaterhouseCoopers and PVH, which owns brands like Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.


ONE-OF-A-KIND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

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We are a university where some of the coolest things are happening. We are creating the professionals of the future.

Eight years ago we started a process. We believed Philadelphia University had the DNA in its history that connected this university’s mission to a marketplace that can improve people’s lives. Our plan was to formalize that mission in a really special curriculum that would teach innovation and would propel students in their careers. Today, that’s a reality...


INDUSTRY PARTNERS From collaborating with Verizon to create wearable technology to help the elderly, to working with acclaimed New York designer, Isaac Mizrahi, on a new line of home goods for his brand, to researching lifesaving apparel for the U.S. Department of Defense, the opportunity to work on an industry project isn’t a one-time experience but a mainstay of the curriculum.

Create a comprehensive campaign sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania to inspire and recruit new adults to mentor young children.

KANBAR COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND COMMERCE

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Do you want to invent the app that everyone’s downloading, watch your designs walk the runway at Fashion Week, manage the books for a Fortune 500 company or animate the opening sequence for a blockbuster movie? If “yes” is your answer, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce is your college.

Committed to educating the next generation of leaders for a sustainable future, we use Philadelphia as our urban lab, giving students collaborative, hands-on experience in a major metropolitan area with thriving design and construction industries. If you see yourself becoming an architect, interior designer, landscape architect or managing a commercial construction project, this is the place for you.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, HEALTH AND THE LIBERAL ARTS This is where you’ll find programs in health, science and liberal arts designed to prepare students for professions of today with the skills of tomorrow. With topranked programs, collaboration across disciplines and a novel, outcomes-based general education, you will benefit from a truly active and innovative curriculum.

Travel to Ghana to provide medical care.

GLOBAL EXPERIENCE Share your ideas for the future of in-store shopping at a national expo.

Our students and faculty collaborated with over 35 companies, government agencies and organizations in the last year, including Comcast, DuPont, Federal-Mogul, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, QVC, Toys “R” Us and Verizon.

Participate in a partnership between occupational therapy and engineering students to design a new bike.

Take part in a fashion immersion program in New York or Los Angeles, or study abroad in Hong Kong, London, Rome or Paris.

As an architecture student, join forces with occupational therapy students and Project H.O.M.E. to design and build improvements to Women of Change Safe Haven, which serves chronically homeless and seriously mentally ill women in Philadelphia.

ONE-OF-A-KIND LEARNING

Participate in preceptorships off campus, under the guidance of skilled biomedical professionals who are performing real procedures.

Many of our students have international ambitions, from starting their own global architecture firms to practicing international law to marketing their fashion lines around the world. PhilaU wants your education to be global with opportunities for short faculty-led courses, summer, semester and yearlong options.

Present your psychology research at a national conference.

Win first place in the prestigious International Steel Design Student Competition. Participate in the City of Philadelphia’s new business Startup Competition (and win).

Celebrate a first place win in the American Heart Association’s Red Dress Design Competition — as a junior.

Design disaster relief housing in Haiti.

EXPERIENCE INNOVATIVE EVENTS

With the help of Blackstone Launchpad, PhilaU’s own entrepreneurship center, market and bottle a coffee energy drink designed for athletes.

By senior year, be named a Fulbright Scholar and be hired by the company for which you interned.

See your landscape architecture and architecture concepts as part of revitalization plans for one of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

ANNUAL FASHION SHOW Our Annual Fashion Show is one of the top events of its kind in the Philadelphia area and demonstrates the culmination of years of study and hands-on experience. The professional runway event brings together students from fashion design and fashion merchandising and management to stage, design and produce this exciting show.

NEXUS MAXIMUS PhilaU students from more than eight disciplines collaborate with each other and students from schools like Aalto University (Finland); KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (Denmark); and the Paris Est d.school in our largest sprint project working to find innovative solutions to a growing global problem.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SPRINT In a weeklong “Design Sprint,” industrial design students work for a real client like iHome or Innovative Office Products. The competition purposely teams industrial design freshmen with seniors to demonstrate the power of working together to quickly solve a problem.

PHILAU SHOWCASE The PhilaU Showcase represents the depth of innovative thinking produced by our undergraduate and graduate majors in all three colleges. With work by more than 300 students across 14 majors, students experience collaboration across all disciplines and academic levels.

Build your Hallmarks Folio, an electronic portfolio that collects 20 highlights of your academic work and experiences demonstrating eight vital competencies: curiosity, confidence, empathy, global perspectives, collaboration, initiative, ethical reflection and contextual understanding. As a law and society student, collaborate with architecture and industrial design students to produce a 50th anniversary exhibition inspecting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the subsequent investigations.

Build your professional network as you work on projects with executives at DuPont, Johnson & Johnson and over 30 other industry partners. Display your work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

In the summer, intern in your chosen field across the country in places like California, Delaware, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Design a winning spacesuit for NASA with fellow fashion and engineering students.

See your innovative solutions for dorm living launch as part of Target’s back-to-school line.

Be named by Graphic Design USA as a student to watch.

The diversity of disciplines within and across the colleges creates a one-of-a-kind learning environment that not only gives you the knowledge and education employers are looking for, but the experience as well.

‘‘

One University, three colleges offering in-demand majors plus powerful transdisciplinary, collaborative learning valued in the workplace.

INTERNSHIPS ARE HUGE Year after year, PhilaU students intern or do clinical rotations at top companies and organizations across the country. Here’s just a sampling: 611 Lifestyle Albert Einstein Medical Center A&M Berk Tax Services Ameriprise Financial Anthropologie Armani Exchange BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP Bradlee Int’l Ltd. Busybee Homestore & Design Center Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Destination Maternity Elle Magazine Fox Chase Cancer Center Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania ITOUCHU Prominent USA LLC Jacobs J.P. Morgan Liberty Mechanical Services Lilly Pulitzer Lorel Marketing Group NHS Human Services Foundation Nordstrom Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Philadelphia Zoo Phillips & Associates Architects Proscape Technologies Reliance Medical Group Robert Allen Design Rothman Institute Shanghai JUMBO Landscape Architecture (China) St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Target Corporation Teen Vogue/Conde Nast Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Tommy Hilfiger/PVH Group Universal Health Services Urban Outfitters Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

It is amazing the potential our students have through this curriculum. You can see it in the jobs they’re getting. You can see it in the 95 percent job/graduate school placement rate. You can see it in the startup companies, mobile apps and new fashion lines they’re launching. DR. STEPHEN SPINELLI JR., PRESIDENT, PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY


INDUSTRY PARTNERS From collaborating with Verizon to create wearable technology to help the elderly, to working with acclaimed New York designer, Isaac Mizrahi, on a new line of home goods for his brand, to researching lifesaving apparel for the U.S. Department of Defense, the opportunity to work on an industry project isn’t a one-time experience but a mainstay of the curriculum.

Create a comprehensive campaign sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania to inspire and recruit new adults to mentor young children.

KANBAR COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND COMMERCE

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Do you want to invent the app that everyone’s downloading, watch your designs walk the runway at Fashion Week, manage the books for a Fortune 500 company or animate the opening sequence for a blockbuster movie? If “yes” is your answer, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce is your college.

Committed to educating the next generation of leaders for a sustainable future, we use Philadelphia as our urban lab, giving students collaborative, hands-on experience in a major metropolitan area with thriving design and construction industries. If you see yourself becoming an architect, interior designer, landscape architect or managing a commercial construction project, this is the place for you.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, HEALTH AND THE LIBERAL ARTS This is where you’ll find programs in health, science and liberal arts designed to prepare students for professions of today with the skills of tomorrow. With topranked programs, collaboration across disciplines and a novel, outcomes-based general education, you will benefit from a truly active and innovative curriculum.

Travel to Ghana to provide medical care.

GLOBAL EXPERIENCE Share your ideas for the future of in-store shopping at a national expo.

Our students and faculty collaborated with over 35 companies, government agencies and organizations in the last year, including Comcast, DuPont, Federal-Mogul, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, QVC, Toys “R” Us and Verizon.

Participate in a partnership between occupational therapy and engineering students to design a new bike.

Take part in a fashion immersion program in New York or Los Angeles, or study abroad in Hong Kong, London, Rome or Paris.

As an architecture student, join forces with occupational therapy students and Project H.O.M.E. to design and build improvements to Women of Change Safe Haven, which serves chronically homeless and seriously mentally ill women in Philadelphia.

ONE-OF-A-KIND LEARNING

Participate in preceptorships off campus, under the guidance of skilled biomedical professionals who are performing real procedures.

Many of our students have international ambitions, from starting their own global architecture firms to practicing international law to marketing their fashion lines around the world. PhilaU wants your education to be global with opportunities for short faculty-led courses, summer, semester and yearlong options.

Present your psychology research at a national conference.

Win first place in the prestigious International Steel Design Student Competition. Participate in the City of Philadelphia’s new business Startup Competition (and win).

Celebrate a first place win in the American Heart Association’s Red Dress Design Competition — as a junior.

Design disaster relief housing in Haiti.

EXPERIENCE INNOVATIVE EVENTS

With the help of Blackstone Launchpad, PhilaU’s own entrepreneurship center, market and bottle a coffee energy drink designed for athletes.

By senior year, be named a Fulbright Scholar and be hired by the company for which you interned.

See your landscape architecture and architecture concepts as part of revitalization plans for one of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

ANNUAL FASHION SHOW Our Annual Fashion Show is one of the top events of its kind in the Philadelphia area and demonstrates the culmination of years of study and hands-on experience. The professional runway event brings together students from fashion design and fashion merchandising and management to stage, design and produce this exciting show.

NEXUS MAXIMUS PhilaU students from more than eight disciplines collaborate with each other and students from schools like Aalto University (Finland); KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (Denmark); and the Paris Est d.school in our largest sprint project working to find innovative solutions to a growing global problem.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SPRINT In a weeklong “Design Sprint,” industrial design students work for a real client like iHome or Innovative Office Products. The competition purposely teams industrial design freshmen with seniors to demonstrate the power of working together to quickly solve a problem.

PHILAU SHOWCASE The PhilaU Showcase represents the depth of innovative thinking produced by our undergraduate and graduate majors in all three colleges. With work by more than 300 students across 14 majors, students experience collaboration across all disciplines and academic levels.

Build your Hallmarks Folio, an electronic portfolio that collects 20 highlights of your academic work and experiences demonstrating eight vital competencies: curiosity, confidence, empathy, global perspectives, collaboration, initiative, ethical reflection and contextual understanding. As a law and society student, collaborate with architecture and industrial design students to produce a 50th anniversary exhibition inspecting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the subsequent investigations.

Build your professional network as you work on projects with executives at DuPont, Johnson & Johnson and over 30 other industry partners. Display your work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

In the summer, intern in your chosen field across the country in places like California, Delaware, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Design a winning spacesuit for NASA with fellow fashion and engineering students.

See your innovative solutions for dorm living launch as part of Target’s back-to-school line.

Be named by Graphic Design USA as a student to watch.

The diversity of disciplines within and across the colleges creates a one-of-a-kind learning environment that not only gives you the knowledge and education employers are looking for, but the experience as well.

‘‘

One University, three colleges offering in-demand majors plus powerful transdisciplinary, collaborative learning valued in the workplace.

INTERNSHIPS ARE HUGE Year after year, PhilaU students intern or do clinical rotations at top companies and organizations across the country. Here’s just a sampling: 611 Lifestyle Albert Einstein Medical Center A&M Berk Tax Services Ameriprise Financial Anthropologie Armani Exchange BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP Bradlee Int’l Ltd. Busybee Homestore & Design Center Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Destination Maternity Elle Magazine Fox Chase Cancer Center Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania ITOUCHU Prominent USA LLC Jacobs J.P. Morgan Liberty Mechanical Services Lilly Pulitzer Lorel Marketing Group NHS Human Services Foundation Nordstrom Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Philadelphia Zoo Phillips & Associates Architects Proscape Technologies Reliance Medical Group Robert Allen Design Rothman Institute Shanghai JUMBO Landscape Architecture (China) St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Target Corporation Teen Vogue/Conde Nast Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Tommy Hilfiger/PVH Group Universal Health Services Urban Outfitters Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

It is amazing the potential our students have through this curriculum. You can see it in the jobs they’re getting. You can see it in the 95 percent job/graduate school placement rate. You can see it in the startup companies, mobile apps and new fashion lines they’re launching. DR. STEPHEN SPINELLI JR., PRESIDENT, PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY


PhilaU AND PHILADELPHIA: A PERFECT MATCH Our campus-plus-city combination becomes your classroom, your community and your inspiration. You’ll experience everything college has to offer — from late-night study breaks to cheering on our Rams. At the same time, you’re learning in one of the world’s capital cities of innovation — a city that is shaped by the same thought leaders that become part of your professional network.

18

STUDENT AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

13:1 STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO

TAILORED TO YOU Living in this community of creators, you are immersed in a campus culture that stimulates, provokes and inspires. From every club you can imagine, to service options and formal leadership training, to businesses and inventions “just for fun,” to plays and concerts, you’ll live a spirited, well-rounded life at PhilaU.

CLOSE TO

50%

OF OUR STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUR INTRAMURALS PROGRAM

16

NCAA DIVISION II TEAMS


TRIBES AND TEAMS

CREATIVE, DRIVEN, OPEN, ADAPTIVE, HAPPY — THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE WAYS PHILAU STUDENTS DESCRIBE THEMSELVES, AND YOU SEE IT WHEN YOU COME HERE.

MORE THAN

60

STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

2,800 FULL- AND PART-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND 900 GRADUATE STUDENTS

The graphic artist, cross-country team captain, indie band manager. The fashionobsessed business major who sails on weekends. The industrial designer studying abroad in Rome who volunteers with the Special Olympics. The bound-for-lawschool women’s basketball champion. You’ll meet a diverse community of lifelong friends and potential business partners, each bringing something different to the table, from taste in music and fashion to their viewpoints on what’s happening in the world.


120

NUMBER OF PHILADELPHIA INTERNSHIP SITES WHERE OUR STUDENTS HAVE INTERNED FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT SINCE 2012.

64%

OF OUR GRADUATES LIVE AND WORK IN THE REGION AFTER GRADUATION

TOP 20

PHILADELPHIA WAS FEATURED ON FAST COMPANY’S LIST OF THE TOP 20 MOST LIVABLE CITIES IN THE WORLD FOR WORK AND PLAY BALANCE.

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE CITIES IN AMERICA BY CNNMONEY.

STARTUPS LOVE PHILLY FOR ITS VENTURE CAPITAL, RICH TALENT POOL AND THRIVING TECH SCENE.

120 MUSEUMS

63 PARKS (9,200 ACRES)

WITH OVER 80 COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, TRADE, ART AND SPECIALTY SCHOOLS, PHILADELPHIA IS ONE OF THE LARGEST COLLEGE TOWNS IN THE U.S.


PhilaU AND PHILADELPHIA: A LEARNING LAB

1.5

MORE THAN

MILLION PEOPLE LIVE HERE. SOME OF THE CITY’S LARGEST PRIVATE EMPLOYERS INCLUDE COMCAST CORPORATION, INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS AND US AIRWAYS.

Since its founding, our namesake city has been an incubator of new thinking, trends and startup industries. So it’s no wonder that we make our home just minutes from Philadelphia’s Center City — and that our students waste no time putting what they learn into practice. Our fashion students get experience in Philly’s growing fashion scene, including as designers-in-residence at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City. Architecture and landscape architecture students collaborated to renew the commercial corridor in nearby Germantown. Our engineering, business and graphic design students developed a branding campaign to help revitalize the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia. Physician assistant students take advantage of our longstanding relationships with physician offices and clinics and major teaching and community hospitals in Philadelphia. Law and society students intern with the Office of Attorney General, nonprofits and law firms throughout the city.

WITH

161

MEDICAL FACILITIES,

PHILADELPHIA IS A HUB FOR MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH.

3

RD

VOTED

COOLEST CITY BY THE HUFFINGTON POST FOR ITS COMMUTABILITY, HISTORIC SIGHTS AND TASTY EATERIES.

MUST-SEE DESTINATION IN THE WORLD FOR 2015 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES.


LIBBY NICHOLS '14

OUR GRADUATES GET JOBS. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. Be armed with a diploma sought after by leading national and international businesses, design and engineering firms, research facilities, medical centers and nonprofit organizations. Collaborating with other disciplines, our students craft not just one solution, but a whole series of solutions. When that becomes a mindset, every day you look to be a value creator. AWARD-WINNING CAREER SERVICES CENTER Our Career Services received the Innovation Excellence Award for student engagement at a small college. What does that mean for you? It means we’re working overtime to make sure you’re set up for success.

B.S. PRE-MEDICAL STUDIES Fulbright Scholar LMU Munich

“PhilaU graduates spend four years studying alongside other innovative and passionate students.

Learning about new design ideas or architectural plans may not be relative to my major, but it encouraged me to do something beyond the four walls of the classroom.

NICHOLAS C. CHRISTIAN '14 B.S. ACCOUNTING CORE Finance Associate - Procurement Comcast NBC Universal

“PhilaU students are a different breed. We are better prepared, adapt quickly and strive for greatness in everything we do.

That is the Philadelphia University culture. I am powered to do anything I set my mind to.”

I am powered to do more with my education.”

“PhilaU stands apart. When

“PhilaU produces graduates who are well prepared for 21st‑century careers.

Employers are looking to hire individuals with exceptional interactive skills and interdisciplinary experience. That’s what Nexus

Learning provides. Working on the Nexus Georgia-Pacific project led to an internship at the company and ultimately a job offer.

I am powered to succeed by working with experts from other fields.”

DEVIN BACHURSKI '15 B.S.E. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Process Engineer Georgia-Pacific

joining the workforce, what I assumed as ‘standard knowledge’ wasn’t so standard among my colleagues from other colleges and universities.

The direction in each and every class was very personal and individualized. The professors at PhilaU are simply the best, and you just don’t find this ‘hands-on’ experience anywhere else. I would not be where I am today without the education and guidance provided by PhilaU. I am powered to determine my future. It is up to me, which is an awesome feeling.”

JOY CORSON '98 B.S. FASHION MERCHANDISING Vice President Sales, Men’s, Women’s and Accessories Calvin Klein Collection


GRADUATE SCHOOLS OUR ALUMNI ATTEND INCLUDE: Columbia University Drexel University Johns Hopkins University New York University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Pratt Institute Temple University Tulane University University of Copenhagen

GHISLAINE VIÑAS '91

University of Oregon

B.S. INTERIOR DESIGN Principal Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

University of Massachusetts

University of Pennsylvania Villanova University

COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY OUR GRADUATES INCLUDE:

“I recently had a chance to review some student work. I was extremely impressed with the level of creativity and high caliber of work coming out of the university.

I am powered to do some interior ‘off roading’ and push the envelope as far as I can.”

“PhilaU graduates are well rounded.

We are creative yet realistic

when it comes to succeeding in the fashion industry. Be prepared to work extremely hard, but it’ll also be one of the most memorable and best times of your life.

I am powered to do anything. Sky’s the limit, always.”

ANN YEE '04 B.S. FASHION DESIGN Founder/Creative Director ANN YEE

Abercrombie & Fitch

Macy’s

AECOM

Marketelligent

American Cancer Society

Marriott International

Anthropologie Bloomingdale’s BLT Architects Booz Allen Hamilton Boscov’s Burholme EMS

“I value the well-rounded education PhilaU gave me. Along with accounting and business, I was afforded the opportunity to minor in computer science and get hands-on experience before it was even popular. Even back then, PhilaU was ahead of its time and is still there today. This broader perspective gave me

Morphosis MV+A Architects NBC NELSON New York University Hospital — Bellevue

Catherines

Nicole Miller

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Nike

Comcast Cope Linder Architects CVS Caremark Corporation Destination Maternity Digitas Health EwingCole Federal-Mogul Fox Chase Cancer Center

I am powered to influence an enterprise that changes people’s lives for the better. Verizon is a global leader in delivering the promise of the digital world, and I’m fortunate to help lead and bring together the best people in technology to try to find powerful solutions to the world’s toughest challenges.”

GNP Design Group

B.S. ACCOUNTING Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Verizon Communications Inc.

Monetate

Burlington Coat Factory

a great foundation to build on for the rest of my life.

FRAN SHAMMO '83

Mayo Clinic

Francis Cauffman Gap Inc. Gensler Global Brand Group Groundswell Design Group Jacobs J. Crew Jefferson University Hospital

Nordstrom OLIN Perkins + Will Philadelphia Water Department Polartec PricewaterhouseCoopers Publicis Touchpoint Solutions QVC Ralph Lauren Rothman Institute SEI Investments Smith Group JJR Sparta Systems Inc. Stanford University Medical Center Stantec STUDIOS Architects Target The Boeing Company

Johns Hopkins University Under Armour Inc. Hospital United States Army Medical Corps Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects Universal Studios JP Morgan Chase & Co. University of Pennsylvania Kieran Timberlake Hospital Knoll Urban Outfitters Kohl’s Verizon KPF Virtual Health L2Partridge Wallace Roberts & Todd Langan Zoom Interiors


GAMECHANGING GRADS Our students look at challenges and see solutions. Companies see that and say, “Wow, this person not only brings additional value immediately, but also represents a trajectory of growth and value for this company.� Our grads are prepared to lead in their chosen fields early and are well positioned to achieve success in positions that may not even exist yet.


RECENT ACCOLADE:

TOP 20 IN THE WORLD:

BUSINESS OF FASHION NAMES PHILAU FASHION PROGRAMS AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD

RECENT ACCOLADE:

STUDENT WINS FIRST PLACE IN 113TH JOHN STEWARDSON MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION RECENT ACCOLADE:

RECENT ACCOLADE:

PHILAU MAKES THE PRESIDENT’S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL

RECENT ACCOLADE:

INTERIOR DESIGN SENIORS SWEEP

INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION’S STUDENT DESIGN AWARDS

BEST IN THE NATION DesignIntelligence ranks our interior design and industrial design programs among the best in the country

96% FASHION DESIGN STUDENTS WIN PRESTIGIOUS YMA FASHION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

OF STUDENTS RECEIVED FINANCIAL AID

in 2014, in the form of grants, merit aid, campus employment and loans

IMPRESSIVE.

TOTALLY

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INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Sponsoring signature Nexus Learning projects

RECENT ACCOLADE:

ULTA BEAUTY STORES

SELECTS STUDENT ILLUSTRATION FOR IN-STORE USE RECENT ACCOLADE:

STUDENT DESIGNS FEATURED AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

RECENT ACCOLADE:

2014 GRADUATE NAMED A TOP COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER IN THE COUNTRY (ALONG WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA) RECENT ACCOLADE:

HERB MAGEE, BASKETBALL COACHING LEGEND AND NAISMITH MEMORIAL HALL OF FAMER, EARNS 1,000TH WIN

Year after year, PhilaU students

INTERN AT HUNDREDS OF TOP COMPANIES across the country


RECENT ACCOLADE:

RECENT ACCOLADE:

GRAPHIC DESIGN USA STUDENTS TO WATCH

ADOBE DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS HONOR GRAPHIC DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS STUDENTS

$28,420 AVERAGE FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE THE WORLD TOP IN Fashionista.com names our

NEXUS INNOVATION PROGRAM WINS THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

TOP

50

50 REWARDING. fashion program among the best in the world

RECENT ACCOLADE:

U.S. News & World Report ranks our physician assistant studies program among the best in the nation

RECENT ACCOLADE:

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AWARD

WORTH IT.

95% JOB SUCCESS AND GRADUATE SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE RATE With the support of our faculty and departments like the award-winning Marianne Able Career Services Center

RECENT ACCOLADE:

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

RECEIVE NCAA SCHOLARSHIP FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL AND FELLOWSHIP TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE RECENT ACCOLADE:

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S

CROSS-COUNTRY TEAMS RECOGNIZED AS ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS BY THE U.S. TRACK & FIELD AND CROSS COUNTRY COACHES ASSOCIATIONS


OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

4201 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 PHONE

215.951.2800 800.951.7287 EMAIL

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Animation and Digital Media Architecture (5-year B.Arch) Architectural Studies concentrations available: Architectural Design Technology Historic Preservation Biochemistry Biology Biopsychology Business specializations available: Accounting Finance International Business Management Marketing Chemistry Communication Construction Management Engineering, B.S.E. minors available: Architectural Composites Industrial and Systems Textile Environmental Sustainability Fashion Design Fashion Merchandising and Management Graphic Design Communication Health Sciences Health Sciences, B.S./ Athletic Training, M.S. Health Sciences, B.S./ Community and Trauma Counseling, M.S. Health Sciences/ Occupational Therapy - Freshmen only (combined B.S./M.S.)

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Industrial Design Interactive Design and Development specializations available:

Animation and Digital Media Design Development E-Commerce Interior Design Landscape Architecture, B.L.A. Law and Society Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E. Physician Assistant Studies - Freshmen only (5-year B.S./M.S.) Pre-Medical Studies Psychology Psychology, B.S./ Community and Trauma Counseling, M.S. Psychology/Occupational Therapy - Freshmen only (combined B.S./M.S.) Textile Design Textile Materials Technology Undeclared

MBA Programs Innovation MBA Strategic Design MBA Midwifery Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) Physician Assistant Studies Strategic Leadership (D.Mgt.) Surface Imaging Sustainable Design Taxation Textile Design Textile Engineering Textile Engineering and Science (Ph.D.) User Experience and Interaction Design

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

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Architecture (M.Arch.) Architecture Athletic Training Community and Trauma Counseling Construction Management Disaster Medicine and Management GeoDesign Global Fashion Enterprise Industrial Design Interior Architecture

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ATHLETICS MEN’S Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Tennis Track WOMEN’S Basketball Cross Country Lacrosse Rowing Soccer Softball Tennis Track Volleyball

ACCREDITATION

Philadelphia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Additionally, degree programs are accredited by the major educational and professional associations.

ADMISSION

Students are admitted based on their high school records, results of the SAT or the ACT and demonstrated potential to contribute to the Philadelphia University community.

COSTS 2015-2016 Tuition: $35,620 Room: $5,670 Board: $6,470

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION

We are committed to working with students and their families to explore the many options available to finance a Philadelphia University education. More than 96 percent of PhilaU students received financial aid in 2014, in the form of scholarships, grants, merit aid, campus employment or loans. The average financial aid package is $28,420. As part of their financial aid packages, freshmen may be eligible for scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $15,000. To apply for financial aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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