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Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Jefferson is rewriting the rules and resetting the odds. We are changing higher education to provide our students with unparalleled value. Jefferson is a model professional university born out of a unique merger of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University.

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About

History

From Jefferson Medical College to Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and Philadelphia Textile School to Philadelphia University – we have a rich legacy. In fact, through unifying two widely acclaimed and highly honored legacies of innovation, education, research and professional excellence we’ve surpassed 300 years of combined history.

Education

At Jefferson, our students cross-disciplines to discover new possibilities, and work with expert faculty who know just what it takes to break the mold. By combining two Universities forged from excellence, we’re propelled into a new era of education—one where we redefine what exists, and all that can be.

Research

The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB) is the first – and only – specialized education and training institute for biopharmaceutical processing in North America that combines commercial single-use processing equipment with the internationally recognized National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) curriculum.

Career

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.

Services

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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