Thomas Jefferson University Reviews

  • 50 Reviews
  • Philadelphia (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $44,350
78% of 50 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 50 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Miss jo
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Absolutely diappointed! That I came to this school, they do not care about your professional indoor academic development. A bunch of students crammed in the classroom professors, teaching, outdated, and or wrong information. The Steph are disorganized, rude and unprofessional. They are not there to help you. They are there to get paid. I did not know that this was a self taught program prior to attending. I emailed the teacher and she emailed me back and said that she no longer works for the University, and had not worked for them in quite some time. I came to this program with a masters already, I attended graduate school prior to this, and never experienced some of the things that I experienced here. Being a nurse for quite some time, you never expect to be treated like you’re a new nursing grad all over again. It absolutely blows my mind that the staff at Thomas Jefferson University collect a paycheck from the University and they don’t teach. If you want to be taught as an NP do not go to Thomas Jefferson, you’re gonna regret it. You will be stressed, confused and, the worst park about is your gonna pay them 20k to teach yourself."
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
"Thomas Jefferson is a medium sized, private institution that works with students to provide them with the necessarily tools and resources to better prepare for a career. Through this university, I participated in several leadership programs that many universities do not provide and was able to constantly work with other students (within and outside my major) collaboratively. I was also able to form a close connection with many of the business professors who helped me find my first internship at a well known accounting in the area. I would highly recommend this university to any student who is looking to become a huge success in the industry that they are pursuing."
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"This is the absolute worst nursing program you can choose. THE WORST. Everyone from the administration to the staff and faculty in the college of nursing is beyond incompetent. No one cares about your personal success - for them, you are just one of the 100 students in the classroom. Majority of the professors can’t teach and some are blatantly incompetent about the material they are given to teach. They teach you outdated or wrong information. They are unprofessional. The curriculum/program is unorganized and purely chaotic. They do not prepare you adequately for the NCLEX or the real world. I would not recommend this program to anyone."
Wendy Torres
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2018
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The faculty and staff at Thomas Jefferson University did a great job at instilling the scientific knowledge that I need in order to fulfill my goal of becoming a Physician Assistant. The faculty are always accessible, open to questions, ready to teach enthusiastically."
Julia Anthony
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2017
  • Degree: Industrial Design
"As with anything, Jefferson University is what you make it. The recent merger between Philadelphia University and Jefferson University provides students an interdisciplinary environment both on campus and in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Jefferson offers its students countless resources. From the coaching and other resources for students interested in entrepreneurship provided by Jefferson Innovation and the Blackstone Launch Pad, to its international collaborative project opportunities and world-class teaching staff, there is nothing Jefferson does not provide its students. It is up to each student to become informed about all of Jefferson's offerings, and take advantage of all it's opportunities while still having the privilege of being a student."
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The Master's program for Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University is a time consuming and energy consuming program. With that being said, it is an incredible program. The faculty is extremely effective and values not only educating the students, but investing in our critical and innovative thinking skills. They value giving us skills to think creatively in our practice as well as a new lens to look at the world with. With this perspective, we are expected to become leaders in emerging fields of occupational therapy. The cohort is round 70 students and we do many group projects which are important but can be frustrating. This program is emotionally and mentally draining, but you will leave it confident in your abilities."
Female graduate, 28
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Jefferson gave me an excellent overall experience to think outside of the box and see the whole picture of patient. It inspired me to be able to be independent in my job now as a private contractor as an entry level professional."
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Thomas Jefferson University is a great college. Me and my siblings all went to Thomas Jefferson University to obtain a nursing degree and rave about it. The quality of education was excellent and the professors really do care about all their students and want them to succeed. They doors are always open if you need help. They prepare you for the real world of nursing and treat you like family. I made a lot of best friends at Thomas Jefferson University and its also nice that the campus is located in the heart of Philadelphia."
Claire Wells
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Thomas Jefferson University provides an excellent experience both clinically and in the classroom. I received my bachelors in nursing and am currently pursuing a masters in nursing, all at Thomas Jefferson. I felt so passionate about the experience I received as an undergraduate that I felt it was the best option to obtain a masters from this institution as well. Students are offered above average clinical experiences with excellent multi disciplinary interactions to prepare students and become more well rounded practitioners. I hope to continue my education through Jefferson and obtain a Masters degree in order to provide the utmost care to all patient populations."
Ashley Maister
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2016
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I like that the Jefferson College of Pharmacy is a relatively new program; it embraces technology, the changing face of healthcare, and provides interactive clinical opportunities to its students due to its close proximity to many Philadelphia health facilities. In addition, I have been able to relate my coursework into practice as a pharmacy intern in a community pharmacy."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Great schoold, high cost..... if you work here and take night time classes it's free up to a certain amount."
Melissa Carabrese
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Thomas Jefferson University is an excellent school with so many resources. Its logo is "Health is All We Do," and it is very accurate. All majors and graduate programs are in the health sciences. It is very beneficial to have a hospital right on campus. Being in center city Philadelphia might bring about some concerns, in terms of safety, if unfamiliar with the area. Moving into on-campus housing has been a very safe environment. We have 24 hour desk service in the main lobby, and while walking around between classes you will always see at least one police officer or security employee. Center city living and being on-campus is not the cheapest route, but to be expected. Due to the rigorous amounts of school work and studying, it is important to be able to step away once and awhile and enjoy what the city has to offer. There are numerous activities to participate in to briefly escape from the massive to-do list waiting for you to complete. It is certainly not impossible to have a social life, but it is solely up to the individual to make that happen otherwise school work can easily take over. The material is quite challenging, but with time management, not getting overwhelmed and being productive everything can get accomplished. The faculty is quite diverse in the Physical Therapy Department, so we can learn from the various areas in our future profession. Being in the DPT, I have nothing but positive things to say about my overall class, faculty and Thomas Jefferson as a whole."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"Its a great school. Definitely prepared me and gave me an amazing experience."
Microbiology grad 2014
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Flexibility of the program was great and allowed me to work full-time."
Ayan Kumar
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This school is great! I thoroughly enjoy the campus facilities (including the library), faculty assistance, classes, flexibility in scheduling, 2+2 academic calendar, and center city Philadelphia itself. I spend lots of time in local coffee shops with study groups. Everyone is super friendly and eager to help each other out. This is not a cut-throat environment like at some other medical schools. Plus, SKMC recently received a large donation of 11million dollars - many more amenities to come for students! Highly recommend this program."
Brittany Bell
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Extremely intense program but I went into the field completely prepared to work."
Madeline Friese
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2015
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"The Physician Assistant program at Jefferson is very intense, but the support from fellow students and faculty make the workload manageable. It is also very beneficial that Jefferson has a program in which students from the various health and medicine programs can work together as they will after graduation."
Stephanie Johler
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"This program is one of the top in the country, its competitiveness is off the charts! It is very costly but absolutely worth it with the education and networking provided."
Johanna Beck
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Definitely very expensive, but a good place to learn."
Zaineb Alhassani
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I feel that it is great because it is very community-based and supportive. It is also cohort-style, so you really get to know your teachers and classmates, and they become your close friends over time. In terms of cons, I feel as though the program could include more in terms of classes offered and linkages to medical schools."