Philadelphia University, established in 1884, was originally known as Philadelphia Textile School. It has since expanded to various other fields and was declared a university in 1999. The only university which takes its name from the city of Philadelphia, it is a private educational institution recognized for excellence in architecture, design, business, textiles, and even in the health sciences. For the past two decades, it has consistently produced graduates who are placed in careers shortly after graduation.

Philadelphia University has developed various online course offerings over the past years. Aside from a masteral degree offering on Disaster Medicine and Management and another on Midwifery, the university also has a Master in Business Administration as well as an MS Tax Foundation course.
Philadelphia University follows a rolling admissions policy, which simply means that application deadlines are not set. All applications will be reviewed for a given term until all slots have been taken. Interested applicants may print and accomplish the application form from the website. However, an online application option is also available.

Undergraduate programs usually cost $486 per credit. Tuition fees for graduate programs vary from one course to another, so it is best to check online for information on specific offerings.

Around 90% of students receive some form of financial assistance, whether in the form of scholarships, grants, or financial aid. Merit scholarships may be awarded to students with high GPA or SAT scores. Athletes may also receive scholarships, which are available for all varsity sports. For more information, applicants may inquire online as well.

Philadelphia University enjoys full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.