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The PhilaU X Factor

If you had this active, hands-on, transdisciplinary, student-empowering, collaborative, professional, real-world, market-driven, innovative, entrepreneurial, practical, ingenious educationÖ What could you do?

Just about anything.

The PhilaU X Factor

We immerse future designers, engineers, architects, health professionals, and entrepreneurs in their fields early, working on real-world challenges and collaborating with students in other fields to take joint ownership of projects. Itís an approach that makes employers excited to hire our graduates and makes us a "U.S. News Best Value" school.

The PhilaU X Factor

and infused with the liberal arts. From the American Cancer Society to Target to QVC and the U.S. Department of Defense industry partners bring their real-world challenges to our student and faculty teams. Our signature Nexus Learning approach is a thinking and doing education, where the stakes are real and the outcomes rewarding.

The PhilaU X Factor

Every major and masterís program connects our students directly to professionals in their fields. Itís a network that starts on campus in small work groups with faculty pros and extends to opportunities with our applied research and internship partners.

The PhilaU X Factor

Value creation and ingenuity have been synonymous with PhilaU since our founding. New fashion lines, health device prototypes, synthetic skin grafts, green fueling stations, new materials for firefighter jackets, sustainable building design Ė students are driven to create and innovate here.

The PhilaU X Factor

City opportunities like industry connections, internships, arts and culture, along with a classic residential college experience on a beautiful green campus. The environment fuels innovation with features like the new Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce designed specifically for PhilaUís signature collaborative, brainstorming and creative studio environment.