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Philadelphia University

Motto: Power to Do
Established: 1884
Type: Private
Endowment: $23.2 million [1]
President: Stephen Spinelli, Jr., Ph.D.
Staff: ~200+
Undergraduates: 2,707
Postgraduates: 486
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Campus: Suburban, 100 acres (0.4 km²)
Colors: Maroon and Grey
Mascot: Rams
Athletics: Philadelphia University Athletics
Website: www.philau.edu
Official Logo of Philadelphia University
Philadelphia Portal

Philadelphia University, founded in 1884, is a private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia University's student body consists of about 3,500 individuals from all 50 states and over 30 countries. As an institution, Philadelphia University comprises the School of Architecture, School of Business Administration, School of Science and Health, School of Engineering and Textiles, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Design and Media. The institution offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees within the myriad of academic disciplines from within each of the different schools. The university is located in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 200 × 200 pixelsFull resolution (200 × 200 pixel, file size: 59 KB, MIME type: image/png)Seal of Philadelphia University derived from: http://www. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... This article is about work. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Conference NFC Division West Founded 1937 Home Field Edward Jones Dome City St. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1089x542, 29 KB) Summary Official Philadelphia University logo Licensing This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... A masters degree is a postgraduate academic degree awarded after the completion of an academic program of one to six years in duration. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... East Falls at Ridge Avenue and Midvale Avenue The East Falls section of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania East Falls is a neighborhood in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Mission statement

Philadelphia University is a student-centered institution that prepares graduates for successful careers in an evolving global marketplace. By blending the liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, interdisciplinary learning, and collaborations in and out of the classroom, students learn to thrive in diverse and challenging environments. Students are encouraged to form supportive relationships with each other as well as faculty, staff, and alumni in an academically rigorous setting that is focused on intellectual and personal growth. Philadelphia University is an experiential learning community where integrity, creativity, curiosity, ethics, responsibility, and the free exchange of ideas are valued. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... Interdisciplinary work is that which integrates concepts across different disciplines. ... An album by KJ-52, featuring John Reuben, Rob Beckley of Pillar, Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch, Nirva Dorsaint, Pigeon John, Mars Ill, Golden Child and Paige Fabrizio, hence Collaborations. ...

Founding ideals

Founded in 1884 to raise the art and technology of the American textile industry to international standards of quality, Philadelphia University has since greatly expanded its undergraduate and graduate programs. The University blends the liberal arts and sciences with professional studies preparing graduates for careers in such areas as architecture, business, design, fashion, health, science, engineering and textiles. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... This article is about building architecture. ... In economics, a business (also called firm or enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to consumers or corporate entities such as governments, charities or other businesses. ... All Saints Chapel in the Cathedral Basilica of St. ... For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation). ... Engineering is the discipline and profession of applying scientific knowledge and utilizing natural laws and physical resources in order to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that realize a desired objective and meet specified criteria. ... This article is about the type of fabric. ...


During the U.S. Centennial celebration in 1876, a group of textile manufacturers, led by Theodore Search, noticed that the quality and variety of American textile products was inferior to those displayed by European mills. To address this problem, the group established the Philadelphia Textile School in 1884 and began a formal educational program for America's textile workers and managers. Opening day ceremonies at the Centennial Exhibition The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official worlds fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. ... Year 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) // January 31 - United States orders all Indigenous peoples in the United States to move onto reservations February 2 - The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

Immediately the school was recognized as a key competitive resource in American industry. And, several years later, the Pennsylvania Museum (now the Philadelphia Museum of Art) and the School of Industrial Art invited the Philadelphia Textile School to sign an affiliation. By the mid 1890s, the School had offices located at Broad and Pine Streets in central Philadelphia. The School survived the tough years of the depression and entered a new period of growth at the onset of World War II. In 1941, the school was granted the right to award baccalaureate degrees and to reflect this progress the institution changed its name to the Philadelphia Textile Institute. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ...

By 1949, the School, which was no longer affiliated with the museum, began teaching classes at its present site in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Facilities, programs and faculty continued to grow in the '50s and '60s. In 1961, the school changed its name to Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science. The student population doubled from 1954 through 1964, and doubled again by 1978. Programs in the arts and sciences and business administration were added. The institution purchased an adjoining property in 1972, doubling the size of its campus.

As Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, the institution offered its first graduate degree, the Master's of Business Administration, in 1976. During the next ten years, the institution grew to include additional classrooms, research laboratories, student residences and athletic facilities.

Viewing its accomplishments of the past as a prelude to the bold achievements in its future, Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science continued through the '90s with a strong commitment to providing its students with the highest quality education and real-world experience demanded by their chosen professions.

To better reflect the institution's breadth and depth and its successful growth, the College applied for and was granted university status by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1999. And, in a historic move, the Board of Trustees voted to change the College's name to Philadelphia University, the first private university to be named exclusively after the City of Philadelphia. The name Philadelphia University became effective on July 13, 1999. In general English usage, length (symbols: l, L) is but one particular instance of distance – an objects length is how long the object is – but in the physical sciences and engineering, the word length is in some contexts used synonymously with distance. Height is vertical distance; width (or breadth... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...

Today, Philadelphia University attracts students from 50 states and 30 countries, offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in more than 50 areas of study.


Undergraduate programs

Philadelphia University has six undergraduate schools:

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Design and Media
  • School of Engineering and Textiles
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Science and Health

Philadelphia University has an interdisciplinary approach, distinctively blending the professional studies and the liberal arts and sciences, which prepares students for success in a global economy and the digital environment.[1]


Philadelphia University, a 100 park-like acre campus, is located fifteen minutes northwest of Center City, Philadelphia. Its campus consist of 52 buildings, including classrooms, laboratories, studios, a library, resident facilities, an exhibition gallery, and the latest additions, a 72,000 square-foot campus center for students, faculty and staff, and a new recreation center. A subservient campus is located in Bucks County.[2] Center City District, highlighted on a map of Philadelphia County. ...

In addition to its major properties, Philadelphia University runs The Philadelphia University Research Center out of a restored 1864 textile mill, in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. The research center consist of The Engineering and Design Institute and The Laboratory for Engineered Human Protection.[3] 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA February 10, 2006 Manayunk is a neighborhood in the northwestern section of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ...


  • Fortess Hall
  • Independence Plaza
  • Mott Hall
  • Partridge Hall
  • Ronson Hall
  • Scholler Hall
  • Townhouses

In the next two or three years, a new residence hall is going to be built on the main side of campus. Mainly for sophomores, four out of the five townhouse rows will be demolished for this project.


On campus transportation is provided by the "Ram Vans", a series of notably unreliable vans and mini buses, that take the students from various points on campus. (By safety & security, Mott Circle, Tuttleman, Downs and Kanbar) Septa bus #32 makes a stop on campus at the intersection of Schoolhouse Lane and Henry Ave. The Septa R6 East Falls station is a short walk from lower campus.


The school has four eateries (two cafes, two cafeterias)and a convenience store. The Ravenhill dining hall is an all you can eat cafeteria on lower campus. The Common thread is located downstairs in Kanbar and is ala carte. Ted's, located upstairs in Kanbar, and Tuttleman Cafe, located upstairs in Tuttleman, are more ala carte styles with a more limited selection. Ted's has late night and weekend hours whereas Tuttleman is only open when classes are in session. The student meal plan can be used in all these locations.


Philadelphia University's sports teams are known as the Rams and the Lady Rams.

Philadelphia University is known for its men's basketball program, particularly coach Herb Magee, who is in his 40th season of coaching and holds the record for the most wins in NCAA Division II.[2] NCAA redirects here. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ...

Philadelphia University is also known for a strong baseball program, particularly for retired coach Don Flynn.

Bob File was one of the top players in the history of Philadelphia University Men's Baseball Program. His achievements include:

  • Earned ABCA/Rawlings first-team All-American honors as a senior in 1998.
  • Was a three-time NYCAC All-Conference selection, earning Player of the Year honors in 1998.
  • Set several school hitting records as a senior in 1998, including a .542 batting average.
  • Also set single season records with 90 hits, 63 runs, 68 RBI, 19 home runs, and 167 total bases in 1998.
  • Is the University's all-time leader in nearly every career hitting category including runs (181), hits (296), triples (17) and home runs (37).
  • Player for the Toronto Blue Jays where he lead the American League rookies in pitching appearances with 60 in 2001, finishing with a 5-3 record with a 3.27 ERA.
  • Recently signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher.

Tayron Thomas was one of the top players in the history of the Philadelphia University Men's Basketball Program. He was a consensus first-team All-America selection as a senior after leading NCAA Division II in scoring with 29.0 ppg. He concluded his four-year college basketball career with the Rams ranked first all-time in school history with 2,414 career points. He Also set a new single-season school record with 898 points during the 2005-2006 season.

Tayron Was named Basketball Times National Co-Player of the Year as well as being named National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) first-team All-America. He also Was tabbed the Daktronics Northeast Region Co-Player of the Year as well as Daktronics first-team All-America. He earned Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Player of the Year accolades as well as ECAC Division II Player of the Year honors, and was a seven-time CACC Player of the Week selection. Tayron additionally Earned All-Tournament honors at the 2005 Disney Tip-Off Classic where he set two tournament records — total points (98) and points per game (32.7).

Christian Burns was named the 2007 Daktronics Division II National Player of the Year and East MVP Honors at NABC Division II All-Star Game.

In the 2006-2007 season, Philadelphia University started a rowing program under head coach Chris O'Brien. Their inaugural season had many highlights including winning the Dad Vail Regatta in the Women's Novice Heavy Eight. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Philadelphia University is often referred to by many of the staff, students, and alumni as "P U".

Alumni who graduated before the year 2000 refer to Philadelphia University as "Textile".

Current events

  • On March 7, 2007 President James Gallagher announced his retirement following 23 years of service.[3]
  • On July 9, 2007 Dr. Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., was named president of Philadelphia University by the board of trustees. [4]
  • On August 31, 2007 Philadelphia University announced three new programs in the School of Liberal Arts that will begin Fall 2008. They are the B.S. in Environmental Sustainability, B.S. in Law and Society and B.S. in Professional Communication.
  • On September 1, 2007 Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., became president of Philadelphia University.
  • On October 2, 2007 Philadelphia University launched its new web layout, the first major update to the website since 2004.

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Notable alumni

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  1. ^ Academics. Retrieved on 2007-09-01.
  2. ^ About Philadelphia University. Retrieved on 2007-09-01.
  3. ^ Philadelphia University Research Center. Retrieved on 2007-09-01.

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External links

  • Philadelphia University home page
  • Directions to the University
  • The Design Center at Philadelphia University
  • Philadelphia University Research Center
    • Engineering and Design Institute
    • Laboratory for Engineered Human Protection (LEHP)
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