Thomas Jefferson University | MBBS in USA

Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University has been in existence since 1824. It was established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a Private University. In 2017 the university merged with Philadelphia university. The nomenclature ‘Jefferson’ in the school’s name is a symbol of its heritage. Philadelphia University received its right to award baccalaureate degrees in 1942. It offered its first graduate degree in 1976 in the Masters of Busines Administration.

Thomas Jefferson University started out as a medical school. It was a medical department of Jefferson College in Philadelphia. The department moved to the Ely building where it had more space to accommodate students for lectures. It also had an Amphitheatre that occupied 700 students and allowed them to view surgeries. The building also had a hospital attached to it. It was the second medical school/hospital with such an arrangement. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1824

University Type: Private University

Number of International Students: Less than 7831

Hostel Type: University Hostel 

Climate: hot and humid summers and cold winters

Yearly Tuition Fee: USD 38,160 

Eligibility: 3.15GPA

ECFMG Approval: Approved

Last Date to Apply: 1st January

University Introduction:

The medical department separated from its main university in 1838 and became Jefferson Medical College. A school for Nurses was established in 1891. In 1969 the medical College became Thomas Jefferson University. The major focus of the university includes medical research, education and patient care. In the American Medical schools in existence today, the university is the ninth oldest. Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University merged in May 2017. The university consists of two campuses and a research center. 


Schools and Colleges in the school include College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts and School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Campus Life:

The East Falls is a wooden campus that consists of 52 buildings. It includes laboratories, classrooms, student resident facilities, studios, the Paul J. Gutman Library and an exhibition gallery. Latest additions to the school campus include Kanbar Campus Center for students, Recreation and Convocation Center, LEED Gold Center for sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Design and the innovative DEC Center. Its known for its male basketball program.


The university provides accommodation facilities to its students.

Why Should I Study at Thomas Jefferson University?

  • The research center has both the Engineering and Design Institute and the Laboratory for Engineered Human Protection.



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