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The school was founded in 1899. The college emphasizes training primary care practitioners with almost 65% of graduates choosing careers in family practice, general internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and pediatrics.


4-year. Students embark on an intensive program that provides a blend of classroom teaching, clinical experience, and research. The curriculum combines basic science and clinical course content with integrated courses such as the Fundamentals of Biomedicine and clinical and basic neurosciences, as well as an integrated approach to pharmacology, pathology, and oncology. During third- and fourth-year clinical clerkships, students become directly involved in patient care under the guidance of primary care and specialtytrained physicians. Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Information not available. Housing Two fraternity houses accommodating 60 men, private rooming houses, and apartments are available in the vicinity.

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A bachelor’s degree or 3 years of college work with a minimum 3.2 average, the basic premedical science courses, and the MCAT are required. The size of the incoming class is expected to be 250 students. After receipt of the AACOMAS application, a supplemental application is sent to the candidate for admission. This must be completed and returned and arrangements should be made for a recommendation from the college’s preprofessional advisory committee to be sent. A letter of evaluation from an osteopathic physician is advisable but not required. Qualified applicants are invited for an interview and they are usually notified within one month after this has taken place.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 8,865 0.58
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 324 0.02
Forcible Rape 833 0.05
Robbery 8,246 0.54
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 12,057 0.79
Larceny 40,113 2.62
Vehicle theft 7,447 0.49

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Philadelphia, PA 19131
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population47,044 (47,044 urban / N/A rural)
Households19,130 (2.30 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,099
Families10,169 (3.14 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Special Focus Institutions — Medical schools and medical centers
Undergraduate PopulationN/A
EnrollmentExclusively graduate/professional
Size & SettingN/A

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemTrimester
Years of college work required4
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4202

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition $25,461 $25,461 $25,461
FT Graduate Required Fees $543 $543 $543
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $825 $825 $825
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family N/A N/A N/A

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Osteopathic Medicine Degree — Tuition $43,620 $43,620
Osteopathic Medicine Degree — Required Fees $725 $725
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $33,181 $33,181
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $725 $725

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open AdmissionsN/A
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 152
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits $7,837,415

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