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About Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1824. It is moderately difficult to get into Thomas Jefferson University. It enrolls around 8,286 students a year, including 3,783 undergrads.

Thomas Jefferson University offers early action and does not offer early decision.

Acceptance Rate for Thomas Jefferson University

In 2021, Thomas Jefferson University accepted 70% of applicants. In 2021, 3,121 out of 4,469 total applicants were accepted.

Thomas Jefferson University Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University does not offer early decision. Thomas Jefferson University offers early action.

Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Average GPA 3.7
Tuition $41,900

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Thomas Jefferson University.

Financial Aid at Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University meets 53% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $38,220 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Does Thomas Jefferson University Have Student Housing?

Most Thomas Jefferson University students live off campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Thomas Jefferson University.

GPA and Test Scores for Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0.

Does Thomas Jefferson University Require the ACT or SAT?

Thomas Jefferson University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 83% submitted the SAT. 14% submitted the ACT.

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Thomas Jefferson University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Thomas Jefferson University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Thomas Jefferson University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Thomas Jefferson University, around 84% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 602 students who started at Thomas Jefferson University as first-time freshman, 338 graduate within four years.

Thomas Jefferson University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 70%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Thomas Jefferson University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Thomas Jefferson University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Thomas Jefferson University a good school for you?

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Where is Thomas Jefferson University?

Thomas Jefferson University is located in the urban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania .

If you want to see Thomas Jefferson University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Philadelphia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1020 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Campus Setting: Urban

Thomas Jefferson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 5

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Thomas Jefferson University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Thomas Jefferson University is Jul 5.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Thomas Jefferson University ACT Scores


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20 - 27

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Thomas Jefferson University SAT Scores


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1090 - 1260


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540 - 640


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550 - 630

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Thomas Jefferson University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Thomas Jefferson University is like? There are approximately 8,286 students enrolled at Thomas Jefferson University, including 3,783 undergraduate students and 4,503 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from PA and 38% percent of students are from other states.


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