About Thomas Jefferson University
On Campus Housing
Thomas Jefferson University is a Private not-for-profit university formed out of the integration of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University. It is situated in the beautiful city of Philadelphia and has two scenic campuses-East Falls and Center City.
Thomas Jefferson University was founded in 1824 as Jefferson Medical College, and Philadelphia University was founded in 1884 as the Philadelphia Textile School. The distinctive integration of these two universities took place on July 1, 2017. They together share a flourishing history and rich legacy of experiential learning, innovation, and excellence.
This new university recognizes itself to have pre-eminence in transdisciplinary, experiential professional education, research and discovery, delivering exceptional value for 21st-century students with excellence in architecture, business, design, fashion, engineering, health science, and textiles infused with the liberal arts. It shares the same vision of reimagining health, education, and discovery to create unparalleled value.
The university is known for imparting unique educational experience and support in Architecture, Business, Design, Healthcare, Sciences, Fashion, Engineering, and Social Sciences. It also offers online degrees and certificates in more than 30 programs, from Organizational Leadership to Sustainable Design, enabling students in realizing their dreams and staying ahead in their careers.
- It has an acceptance rate of 58%.
Both the campuses beam with more than 7780 students and have a student to faculty ratio of 12:1.
Thomas Jefferson University accreditation is attributed by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Online Education at Thomas Jefferson University
At the university, students can find the programs intended to prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. The fully online programs are flexible. The relevant learning makes the students get success in their careers. It provides a world-class education at the fingertips.
Some of the student reviews are given below. The rankings are taken from US News.
The campus is close to the city and it is pleasant during all the seasons. The teachers are really passionate about teaching and they put an extra effort to make the students understand all the course materials.
The administrative services and class schedules are really good. It always helps to maintain a work-study balance as the programs are designed for working students.
Students feel safe to walk around campus as there are many securities on duty. The health center offers various services to the students. The university believes that successful alumni are important for them.
Thomas Jefferson University has proved itself to be a pioneer in developing a globally active, collaborative academic ecosystem. Forbes Report has included the university in the list of “America's Best Employers by State 2019”.
As per the US News, the University holds the following rankings.
#153 in National Universities (tie)
#109 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)
#64 in Best Value Schools
#147 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)
#197-#206 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The net price for studying at Thomas Jefferson comes to around $27,846.
The average annual cost of attendance amounts to nearly $59,762. It includes the following expenses:
Tuition Fees: $39,495
Books and supplies: $1,600
Other fees: $1,156
Room and Boarding: $13,465
Budget for other expenses: $4,046
The total cost for tuition depends upon the college or school students are enrolled. This means that it differs across undergraduate and graduate programs.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$66,565 per year
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Good scores reputed college, and career plans are worth considering for choosing a college. But no one can deny the requirement of financial assistance which can make our path to admission easier.
Thomas Jefferson University understands the dreams and aspirations of its students and aims to help students of both the campuses and assist them financially. The Financial Aid Office at Center City Campus assists students in securing federal, state, institutional, and private funding to help meet the cost of pursuing an education at the university.
Also, over 90% of campus East Falls students receive aid in the form of grants, loans, campus employment, and/or scholarships.
The Federal-Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Primary Care Loan Program.
The State Aid includes the Pennsylvania State Grant.
The Institutional Aid covered by the university includes Thomas Jefferson University Loan Program, Warren C. Batroff Scholarship, Dr. James D. Beach Memorial Scholarship, and many others.
All a student needs to do is fill out the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.gov, and kindly do not forget to fill the Thomas Jefferson University FAFSA code-013549.
For more details, contact:
Financial Aid Office (Jefferson-Center City Campus): (215) 955-2867
Office of Financial Aid (Jefferson-East Falls Campus): 215-951-2940