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Study in Philadelphia

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Why study in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is the largest city in the US state of Pennsylvania, and is home to a rich mixture of ethnicities, the largest urban park in the world (Fairmont Park) and one of the most iconic symbols of American independence, the Liberty Bell. It is here that the Founding Fathers signed both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

As well as being a key part of the history of the US, Philadelphia is also one of its largest and most popular student cities, with nearly 120,000 students living in the city.

Universities in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is home to a large number of popular universities, with more than 80 institutions located in the region, including an Ivy League university. It has the third-largest student concentration on the East Coast.

As well as large public institutions, there are also a number of smaller colleges and specialist universities focusing on areas like medicine, art, science and music.

What to study in Philadelphia

With so many universities located in the city and surrounding area, there is a huge choice of programs you can study at undergraduate and graduate levels in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is particularly strong in the areas of medicine and fine arts, but whatever program you want to study there will be an option for you.

Find & apply to programs in Philadelphia

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    Filter 10,000s of programs down to a shortlist perfect for you, where you have a strong chance of getting admitted

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    We complete an 85-point assessment within 2 business days, help you with improvements then submit to your university

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How to study in Philadelphia

Once you know where and what you want to study in Philadelphia, you’ll need to apply to the university, and meet their entry requirements. Each university will have their own admission requirements you’ll need to meet, but you’ll at least need to have completed secondary education in your home country.

When you have secured your place, you must apply for your USA F1 student visa before you can study in Philadelphia.

Cost to study in Philadelphia

Tuition fees in Philadelphia and the wider state of Pennsylvania are some of the highest in the US, and can cost between $20,000 and $50,000 per year depending on the university.

Living costs in Philadelphia are relatively high, but are cheaper than other US cities like New York and Boston.

Key facts of Philadelphia

  • 78/33°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 1.6 million Population
  • 37 Universities
  • US Country