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Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, United States


Nursing and Medical Sciences

Popular Courses


International Students

Fall and Spring



Acceptance Rate

13 : 1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

This newly founded university, which was formed after a merger in 2017 between two famous higher education institutions, Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University, boasts a century of expertise and is reimagining education for the 21st century. Thomas Jefferson University has formed a new vision of "redefining what existing and all that can be" through its Nexus Learning, which is the Jefferson X Factor. In this methodology, curriculums are not categorized in silos and by contrast, interdisciplinary learning is promoted through a creative melange of subjects.  Thomas Jefferson University is affiliated with NCAA Division II - CACC. Thomas Jefferson University is ranked #148 in National Universities by US News and World Report Rankings 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses. 

Thomas Jefferson University, which is located in a 100-acre urban setting, intends to provide students with a new educational system that will prepare them to fulfil market demands in 20 to 30 years. Thomas Jefferson University hopes to bring about a much-needed transformation in higher education through its new merger with Philadelphia University. Students can choose from undergraduate, graduate, medical, professional, and online courses across a variety of subjects through TJU's Nexus Learning curriculum, which has been linked to each other. Engineering, Architecture, Social Science, Business, Science, Health, and Design are some of the most popular fields at Thomas Jefferson University, with students from all over the world enrolling.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Thomas Jefferson University is on a path that will lead to numerous awards, thanks to its unique shape and vision to create a new education system for the 21st century. The university's future-oriented operations seek not only to provide trained and qualified graduates who can work in an ever-demanding and changing economy, but also to prepare students for what is to come in the next decade or two. This is evidenced by the university's emphasis on practical learning experiences for students, which has resulted in high undergraduate and graduate employment rates. Before the merger, both Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University were respected and recognized institutions with thousands of alumni and strong affiliations to their separate universities.  Some of the alumni are James P. Bagian (Physician, Former NASA astronaut), Curtis King (Former baseball player), Saurabh Patel (Indian Politician) and Bob File (Former Baseball Player)

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The merging of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University has increased the university's global perspective, allowing students to collaborate with students from all over the world and across disciplines. Introducing a new curriculum and molding graduates for the 21st century necessitates bringing in students with diverse  abilities from various backgrounds and nations, as well as introducing new viewpoints and growing together via practical and experiential learning. With a career-focused approach, Thomas Jefferson University has good employment and graduation rates, with university graduates either finding work or continuing their education after graduation. TJU boasts a 96.5% employment and graduate school success rate, with US News citing the university as having one of the highest earnings among its graduates.

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