Profile: Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) - East Falls Campus

Fast Facts

On Campus:52%
  • Fall 08/21-12/14
  • Spring 01/10-05/08

Tuition & Payments

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

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Campus Profile

The East Falls Campus of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is a small campus and private university that provides its students with the best of both worlds: minutes away from the excitement of center city, but located in the park-like East Falls section of Philadelphia.

Living in Philadelphia affords students the opportunity to explore the city's cultural and historical attractions(Philadelphia Museum of Art, Liberty Bell, etc.) attend sporting events (Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, 76ers) and enjoy the exciting social life of the city.

Although just minutes from the center of Philadelphia, the East Falls Campus also has a bustling social scene all its own. Students have the opportunity to join more than 300 clubs and intramural sports teams or attend sporting events for 16 NCAA Division II teams.

Academically, students also have access to more than 20 laboratories and studios for hands-on collaborative experiences, the hallmark of our education

Campus Location - 100-acre, park-like campus in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. The Campus is located about 15 minutes from Center City, which is easily accessible by city buses & trains. The University is 2.5 hours from Washington D.C. and less than 2 hours from New York City.

Helpful Information - The East Falls campus of Jefferson offers more than 60 areas of study, taught with a unique interdisciplinary approach called Nexus Learning. Nexus Learning encourages collaboration between local and national companies, non-profits and government organizations to give students hands-on, real life experience.
Jefferson is committed to student guidance and success, with 18 students in an average class and student faculty ratio of 13:1. It currently hosts students from 40 states and 30 countrie

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Art/Design/Fine Art: Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design

Athletics: Athletic Training

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Engineering: Engineering

Environmental Studies: Sustainability Studies

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science, Physician Assistant

Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Design

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Law and Society

Closed Programs
Jefferson - Center City Programs

1) Architecture (5-year B.Arch) - Students must come from accredited programs. Portfolio review required in advance 2) Engineering - Students must come from accredited programs. 3) Fashion Design - Portfolio review required in advance. 4) Industrial Design - Portfolio review may be required in advance. 5) Interior Design - Students must come from accredited programs. Portfolio review required in advance. 6) Landscape Architecture - Students must come from accredited programs. Portfolio review required in advance. 7) Graphic Design. Portfolio Review require in advance.

Notable Academic Programs
Interior Design
Physician Assistant
Apparel/Fashion Design
Industrial Design

Unique Academic Programs
Textile Design
Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
Sustainability Studies
Landscape Architecture/Design
Construction Management

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/16/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $250 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $1,096 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $35 Semester Plan B Optional
General Student Fee: $485 Year Plan B Mandatory
Tuition Insurance Fee: $110 Year Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: The Health Insurance fee is charged to all students automatically. However, this fee is only mandatory for students coming from US institutions if you cannot provide proof of an already existing health insurance policy. If you can provide proof of insurance, you may sign a waiver to remove this charge from your bill. Additionally, the Tuition Insurance is also charged to all students automatically. This fee can also be waived. However, please note that students who opt to waive this fee will be responsible for billed expenses (housing, meal plan and general student fee) if they require a medical withdraw after the published refund date.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $707 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Notes About Housing
Students may choose one of two options: 1. Scholler hall, or other traditional residence halls ($3,040, double occupancy) 2. Independence Plaza, apartment style ($4,270, double occupancy). Other apartment style residences also available.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Students who choose Scholler Residence Hall are required to also receive a 14 meals per week plan. Students who choose an Independence Plaza apartment must also receive a 5 meals per week plan (minimum). Students are welcome to choose a higher meal plan, if desired. Please note the costs of these plans above and consider these costs when choosing your on-campus housing.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.