Jefferson university is a professional university with an award-winning curriculum. Our campus is strategically located in Philadelphia, the second largest city in the US that marks the halfway point between New York City and Washington DC. A key component of a Jefferson education is learning across disciplines. Jefferson is ranked #127 among national universities – which means we’ve risen 49 places in just the past two years. Jefferson’s jump up in rankings is the largest among private institutions and the fourth highest overall among national universities.

A Jefferson degree will prepare students for today’s working world as well as what’s to come next as industries evolve. Gain a competitive edge on the job market through our trademarked Nexus learning, which focuses on collaboration between colleagues from different fields.

At Jefferson, we are reshaping education to fit the demands of 21st century careers. Through industry partnerships, profession-based education and experiential learning, we give our graduates the leadership and analytical skills needed to excel in tomorrow’s workforce. Whether you’re looking to take an idea to market or innovate healthcare with emerging research, you can design your degree to fit your future at Jefferson.

Key Ranking

  • #127 National Universities U.S. News & World Report 2023

  • #18 Fashion Schools Niche.com 2022 Best Colleges for Design in America

  • Top 50 Fashion Design Schools in the US Niche.com 2022 Best Colleges for Design in America

Degree Information for Undergraduate Programs

Academic entry requirements

GPA: minimum 3.15 cumulative GPA

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (no sub-score below 6)
  • TOEFL: 80 IBT (no sub-score below 20)
  • Duolingo: 105
  • PTEA: 53
  • Other Tests: Official SAT (minimum EBRW 500) or ACT (minimum English 19) Exam Results; Bridge Pathways at Jefferson Certificate: completion of level 5; ELS 112 Certificate of Completion; Completion of English Composition I & English Composition II at a college or university in the United States with a C or better

Tuition fees

$32,466 – $84,374

For the most up to date information visit: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/scholarships/undergraduate/www.suffolk.edu/madrid-campus/admission/cost-tuition


Information about accommodation can be found on Jefferson’s website.

GCU Facilities

Learn outside your degree just like you will work outside of your job description in the real world. Jefferson’s facilities are built for you to engage with other disciplines and bring your ideas to life.

Our Institute for Emerging Health Professions is an educational incubator that offers certificates and master’s programs for health areas of the future like telehealth, connected care, new medicine and more.

For architecture students, Lab for Urban and Social Innovation (LUSI) as well as our institute for smart and healthy cities are aiming to solve today’s building issues for tomorrow’s communities. 

Create textiles and design processes that are more sustainable and future forward at our Fashion and Textiles Futures Center.

These are a just few examples of the career-focused facilities you will find here at Jefferson.