English Language Services

The closest English language school is located 6.44 kilometers (4 miles), about 10 minutes from Philadelphia University. Students who are interested in attending Philadelphia University, but do not yet meet the English proficiency requirement* may apply for conditional admission by sending an application, application fee, and attested secondary school results. If a student is conditionally accepted, admittance relies on successful completion of level 112 at ELS.

For more information, please contact ELS:

c/o St. Joseph's University
5414 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Regina Brown
Center Director
215.473.4430 (phone)
215.473.3220 (fax)

*The PhilaU English proficiency requirement may be met in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 65 (Internet-based score)
  • SAT or ACT
  • IELTS with a minimum score of 6
  • For transfer students only - English Composition course taken at a U.S. college or university with a score C or higher.
  • Successful completion of ELS program level 112