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Thomas Jefferson University

Ranked #148 US News US Rankings 2022

Founded
1824
Total students
7,786
International students
406
Student to staff ratio
12:1
Nationalities represented
41

Why Thomas Jefferson University?

Jefferson university is a professional university with an award-winning curriculum. Our campus is strategically located in Philadelphia, the second largest city in the US that marks the halfway point between New York City and Washington DC. A key component of a Jefferson education is learning across disciplines. Jefferson is ranked #127 among national universities - which means we’ve risen 49 places in just the past two years. Jefferson’s jump up in rankings is the largest among private institutions and the fourth highest overall among national universities.

A Jefferson degree will prepare students for today’s working world as well as what’s to come next as industries evolve. Gain a competitive edge on the job market through our trademarked Nexus learning, which focuses on collaboration between colleagues from different fields.

At Jefferson, we are reshaping education to fit the demands of 21st century careers. Through industry partnerships, profession-based education and experiential learning, we give our graduates the leadership and analytical skills needed to excel in tomorrow's workforce. Whether you’re looking to take an idea to market or innovate healthcare with emerging research, you can design your degree to fit your future at Jefferson.

Key Rankings:

  • #127 National Universities U.S. News & World Report 2023

  • #18 Fashion Schools Niche.com 2022 Best Colleges for Design in America

  • Top 50 Fashion Design Schools in the US Niche.com 2022 Best Colleges for Design in America

148US News US Rankings 2022

Campus and location

Thomas Jefferson University campuses

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Main campus

East Falls Campus

Take in the greenery at our East Falls campus. While you’re still in Philadelphia, this campus is slightly outside of the major city center and has a traditional American university setting. From the banks of the Schuylkill River to Fairmount park, you are surrounded by endless recreational trails and activities. When you do want to go into the city, you can easily do so by public transportation.

Thomas Jefferson Campus

Center City Campus

Our Center City Campus is in historic and lively Philadelphia, PA, one of the most diverse cities in the country. When you’re not participating in on-campus activities, explore the city known for iconic sites like the Liberty Bell and signing of the Declaration of Independence. Outside of a growing arts and music scene, you can venture outside the city for scenic hikes and walking trails.

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at Thomas Jefferson University. Please refer to the university website for more details.

Academic year

Cost

Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$32,466 - $84,374

Accommodation

$757 - $2,561

Meals

$1,287 - $3,804

ESTIMATED TOTAL

$34,510

-

$90,739

Scholarships

Undergraduate ScholarshipsThis link will open in a new tab

Entry requirements

Specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program. Please refer to the university website for more details online.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: minimum 3.15 cumulative GPA

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub-score below 6) TOEFL: 80 IBT (no sub-score below 20) Duolingo: 105 PTEA: 53 Other Tests: Official SAT (minimum EBRW 500) or ACT (minimum English 19) Exam Results; Bridge Pathways at Jefferson Certificate: completion of level 5; ELS 112 Certificate of Completion; Completion of English Composition I & English Composition II at a college or university in the United States with a C or better

Typical costs

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at Thomas Jefferson University. Please refer to the university website for more details.

Academic year

Cost

Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$32,466 - $84,374

Accommodation

$757 - $2,561

Meals

$1,287 - $3,804

ESTIMATED TOTAL

$34,510

-

$90,739

Scholarships

Graduate ScholarshipsThis link will open in a new tab

Entry requirements

Specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program. Please refer to the university website for more details.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

English Language Requirements

IELTS: International applicants may be required to submit results from an English Language Proficiency Exam. TOEFL: International applicants may be required to submit results from an English Language Proficiency Exam. Duolingo: International applicants may be required to submit results from an English Language Proficiency Exam. PTEA: International applicants may be required to submit results from an English Language Proficiency Exam. TOEFL Home Edition: International applicants may be required to submit results from an English Language Proficiency Exam. TOEFL My Best Score Accepted?: International applicants may be required to submit results from an English Language Proficiency Exam.

Top Ranked Subjects

6

Graduate: Health - Occupational Therapy

49

Graduate: Health - Physical Therapy

52

Graduate: Medical - Primary Care

79

Graduate: Nursing - Master's

Accommodation

Information about accommodation can be found on Jefferson’s website.

University accommodation pageThis link will open in a new tab

Services and facilities

Jefferson Facilities 

Learn outside your degree just like you will work outside of your job description in the real world. Jefferson’s facilities are built for you to engage with other disciplines and bring your ideas to life.

Our Institute for Emerging Health Professions is an educational incubator that offers certificates and master’s programs for health areas of the future like telehealth, connected care, new medicine and more.

For architecture students, Lab for Urban and Social Innovation (LUSI) as well as our institute for smart and healthy cities are aiming to solve today’s building issues for tomorrow’s communities. 

Create textiles and design processes that are more sustainable and future forward at our Fashion and Textiles Futures Center.

These are a just few examples of the career-focused facilities you will find here at Jefferson.

How to apply

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: May 15 Spring: October 1

Application documents required to receive an offer

High School Transcripts High School Diploma Passport English Test Score University Transcript (transfer students): If you ve completed fewer than 30 college credits you need to submit an official high school transcript Reference Letters: 1 Personal Statement: Some programs require applicants to address a specific topic, so please review the instructions when submitting your application.

Testing codes

TOEFL: 2666 SAT: 2666 ACT: 3668 GRE: 2666 GMAT: https://www.toeflgoanywhere.org/univ0708.pdf

Preparing for arrival

Before arrival

Create Online Student Account: https://my.jefferson.edu/apply/ Register for Orientation: https://www.eastfalls.jefferson.edu/studentengagement/newstudents/orientationPrograms/index.html Review International Student Handbook: https://www.jefferson.edu/content/dam/university/population-health/student_resources/HandbookFinal8_16_2019.pdf Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus): https://www.eastfalls.jefferson.edu/reslife/ Complete Immunization and Health Forms: http://www.eastfalls.jefferson.edu/nsp/inc/documents/StudentHealthRecord.pdf Enroll in Student Health Insurance: https://www.jefferson.edu/university/student-life-engagement/health-dental-insurance/school-sponsored-plan.html Submit Photo for Student Card Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores Pay Tuition and Fees

After arrival

Attend Orientation: https://www.eastfalls.jefferson.edu/nsp/international.html Register for Classes: Use BannerWeb to access your class schedule and to perform other registration functions: https://banner.jefferson.edu/pls/tju/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier: https://my.jefferson.edu/apply/ Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable How to Pay: https://www.jefferson.edu/university/finance/student_alumni/payment_methods.html

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: May 15 Spring: October 1 Summer: February 1

Application documents required to receive an offer

Passport English Test Score: International applicants may be required to submit results from an English Language Proficiency Exam. University Transcript Proof of Degree Portfolio: Depends on the program Reference Letters: 2-3 depends on the College/Program (https://www.jefferson.edu/admissions/graduate/apply.html) Personal Statement/Essay: In 750 words or less

Testing codes

TOEFL: 2666 SAT: 2666 ACT: 3668 GRE: 2666 GMAT: https://www.toeflgoanywhere.org/univ0708.pdf

Preparing for arrival

After arrival

Attend Orientation: https://www.eastfalls.jefferson.edu/nsp/international.html Register for Classes: Use BannerWeb to access your class schedule and to perform other registration functions: https://banner.jefferson.edu/pls/tju/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier: https://my.jefferson.edu/apply/ Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable: https://www.jefferson.edu/university/finance/student_alumni/payment_methods.html

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