Thomas Jefferson University

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world rank  649

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Founded in 1824, Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Philadelphia (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 196 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. TJU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name Jefferson University
Acronym TJU
Founded 1824 Merged with Philadelphia University (1884)

University Location

Address 1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia
19107 Pennsylvania
United States
Tel +1 (215) 955 6000
Fax +1 (215) 955 5587

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office

(215) 955 6987

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Medical schools and medical centers
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority graduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Thomas Jefferson University's Library
Thomas Jefferson University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 187,096 physical volumes, 3,057 physical media, 87,972 digital/electronic medium and 330 licensed digital/electronic databases. Thomas Jefferson University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
Thomas Jefferson University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,089 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (AANA)
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPEAC), Accreditation Commission


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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