Peirce College

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1420 Pine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (888) 467-3472
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Peirce College is a private institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,261, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $17,040 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1865, Peirce is a private, four-year, institution in the business of transforming lives. We do so by making the benefits of higher education accessible and attainable to non-traditional college students of all ages and backgrounds. We educate, empower, and inspire our students and one another in a highly professional, career-focused academic environment defined by trust, integrity, and mutual respect. We are passionate about equipping our students to make a difference in their communities, workplaces, and the world.
The College offers accelerated bachelor of science and associate in science degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies, Health Information Administration, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, and Paralegal Studies, utilizing three interchangeable delivery formats: On Campus, in Center City Philadelphia; On Site at corporate and community locations throughout the region; and Online through web based distance learning. All of these formats employ the same professors, curricula, and achieve the same learning outcomes. Peirce College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Its Business Administration programs are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and its Paralegal Studies programs are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1865
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $163,182


When applying to Peirce College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Peirce College is $50.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate N/A
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Peirce College is 17:1, and the school has 83.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Peirce College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Legal Assistant/Paralegal; Information Science/Studies; and General Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 100 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 56%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 60%
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 23%
Information Science/Studies 16%
General Studies 1%

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Student Life

Peirce College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,261, with a gender distribution of 27.4 percent male students and 72.6 percent female students.

Total enrollment 2,261
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Peirce College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Peirce College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Peirce College.

Students who have cars on campus 0%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Peirce College, 91.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,026.

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Tuition and fees $17,040 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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