If you’re thinking about coming to Philadelphia to learn English, take a look at the prices for some of the most popular intensive ESL programs. Below is a table showing the annual tuition for each ESL program.
Philadelphia is one of the greatest cities to start out in as an international student for several reasons. Firstly, it is close to two other major cities, New York City and Washington D.C. You also get the benefit of being able to visit these cities without paying the high price of being a resident. Moreover, you can find many cheap housing options within Philadelphia. Further, there is no tax on food or clothing here, so you can shop until you drop without paying a cent more than necessary. Lastly, Philadelphia is rich in various cultural communities, so you may find your home away from home here.
Intensive ESL Program Costs
|Name of ESL Institute||Tition Cost||Length of Sessions||Cost per Week||Cost per year||CEA Accreditation|
|Drexel English Language Center||$5,280 plus fees||10 weeks||$528||$21,120||Yes|
|University of Pennsylvania English Language Program||$5,150 – $6,141||7 weeks||$735||$30,900||Yes|
|Temple Intensive English Language Program||$2,795 (7 weeks)$5,330(14 weeks)||7 weeks||$399||$16,770||No|
|Community College of Philadelphia||$459 per credit hour + $96 in fees for each course (minimum 4 courses to maintain F-1 status x 3 credit hours)$5,892||10 weeks (summer) – 16 weeks (fall/winter)||$170||$11,784||No|
|Delaware County Community College||$330 per credit hour (4 course minimum per semester x 3 hours)$3,920||10 weeks (summer) – 16 weeks (fall/winter)||$101||$7,920||No|
|La Salle University English Language Institute||$2,650||7 weeks||$378||$15,900||No|
|Kaplan||$1,000||2 weeks and up||$500||$20,000||No|
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