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The Campus

The 50+ buildings on the University’s 100-acre campus range from historic Victorian mansions to contemporary classrooms, library and residential facilities. In January 2013, Philadelphia University opened the DEC Center: a new, innovative academic building housing the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce built specifically to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Kanbar Campus Center, a 72,000 square-foot social hub for the campus community, along with The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center have helped transform our main campus and are making a dramatic impact on the academic and social environment for all members of the University community. The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center is home to three regulation-size basketball courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics studio, racquetball court and elevated jogging track, as well as a 251-space underground parking garage. In addition, athletic facilities on campus include a baseball field, softball field, tennis courts, and soccer and lacrosse fields.

The University is located close to beautiful countryside, big-city life, concert venues, galleries and museums, great restaurants and theaters. The tree-lined Main Campus is located on the edge of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park in the beautiful residential area of East Falls, just 15 minutes from historic Center City Philadelphia. Most students live in on-campus housing, including co-ed and single-sex residence halls, townhouses and two- or three-bedroom apartments. One of our highlighted housing facilities is the recently opened PhilaU Residences at Falls Center; apartments in the complex include state-of-the-art kitchens, spacious bathrooms and beautiful views of the city of Philadelphia. The facility has an auditorium, studio and lounge space, and convenience store.

The Philadelphia University campus is wireless and provides for a highly sophisticated technology environment.