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Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) forms a distinctive national university focused on setting a new standard for 21st-century professional education – the new Jefferson. As the world and society continue to evolve, we will continue to lead and to provide our students with unparalleled value. 

Preparation Courses

Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Unifying two renowned legacies of innovation, education, research and professional excellence, Thomas Jefferson University now has three combined centuries of history. Driven by a newly united past, Jefferson will forge ahead into the future with a singular vision dedicated to delivering a high-value education for undergraduate and graduate students.


Our world-renowned approach to education creates a boundary-pushing learning environment in which students work together to solve real-world problems. By connecting disciplines and redrawing the traditional lines of higher education, students work accross different modes of thinking to uncover revolutionary new ideas.


By integrating Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University to create one visionary institution, we set a new standard for higher education and the world. We now provide a comprehensive professional education, with preeminence in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion, health, liberal arts, medicine, science and textiles, creating an incredibly valuable impact for our students, faculty and society. 


Philadelphia University prepares students not only to land top internships and jobs, but to become industry leaders. At PhilaU, we call our transdisciplinary, professionally focused approach to education Nexus Learning. Consistent with this approach, the Marianne Able Career Services Center assists students and alumni in capitalizing on their PhilaU experience, helping them achieve their professional goals.


Student services

The Office of Student Life & Engagement is established as an integral part of the Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) University academic, social, wellness, and cultural experiences.  The programs and services offered by Student Life & Engagement will work in collaboration with the faculty and staff to provide for a more holistic and student centric education for all students.  The Office of Student Life & Engagement is the home of student events & activities planning, student organization management, new student university orientation programs, student leadership training, and wellness & recreation programs.

Housing services

The Office of Housing & Residence Life provides a living, learning environment that promotes an academic and personal experience for residents. All three residence halls are centrally located on campus. Barringer, Orlowitz and Martin are safe, attractive, and comfortable facilities in an atmosphere that contributes to students' academic success.

Library services

The Scott Memorial Library has more than 220,000 books and bound print journals and over 6,000 online journal subscriptions. All the information you need is at your fingertips.

ICT services

Nexus Learning Hubs, active teaching and learning environments that feature moveable furniture and advanced technology designed to encourage creativity and collaborative engagement.

Medical services

Announcing the partnership between the two health care systems in which Kennedy Health will serve as the southern New Jersey core of Jefferson Health. This marks the first time a Philadelphia health system has fully merged with one in southern New Jersey.

Student Life

Campus life

Our city is our classroom. With our Center City and East Falls campuses located in the heart of Philadelphia—one of the world’s fastest growing cities—and our Willow Grove, Bucks County, Delaware County and New Jersey campuses located around the region, access and opportunity are at your fingertips. At our campus locations you can find information on student affairs, housing, events and other student services.

Sports facilities

The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center, home to three basketball courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics studio, racquetball court and elevated jogging track, as well as a two-level parking garage.

Student clubs

  • The Graduate Student Association  was formed in 1969 to provide a link among graduate students, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences administration and faculty and the surrounding Philadelphia community. 
  • The purpose of Jefferson Muslim Student Association is to provide services for Muslim members of the Jefferson community and to educate the Jefferson community in the religious, social and cultural aspects of Islam and peoples of the Muslim world
  • The Jefferson Jewish Student Association is an organization devoted to allowing Jewish students on campus to stay connected with their culture, educating the community about Jewish practices, and working towards improving the experiences of Jewish Patients.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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