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Founded in 1891, Drexel University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 15,552 full time undergraduate students, and 8,680 full time graduate students.
The Drexel University Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 1172 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Drexel University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at DU are considered Selective, with ,95% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 69% were in the top quarter, and 37% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Drexel University.
288 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
251 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
310 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
328 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
328 Students rated class size 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
327 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
328 Students rated local services 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
328 Students rated academics 3.5 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
121 Students rated Drexel University
I honestly think Drexel University is a great school, especially with the co-op program. It definitely helps students gain real-world job experiences and allows them to expand their networks without having to go out of their way to find opportunities for that. Seeking a full-time job after graduating from Drexel is also not too bad since the co-op program helps so much. Most people continue working wherever they completed a co-op. However, the main problem with Drexel is the ridiculous price of tuition. I understand we are a huge research institution, but wow-- if you come from a low-income household, please apply to as many scholarships as you can before attending this university (I say this with experience, hence why I am filling out a scholarship opportunity such as this). The quarter system is also no joke (if you struggle with time management, either take some advice or forget it). The people here at Drexel are either in their own worlds (never understanding the struggles of financial illiteracy) or the most striven, ambitious people ever. I don't hate it here. I actually do enjoy my enrollment here at Drexel.
I really like the school. The location, Philadelphia, is really exciting and there is always something to explore. The culture here is intense as any other school, but overall it is a wonderful place to go to school. They also offer great co-ops to help students pay for tuition.
Great college academically. As urban college campuses go there is no campus feel. There is no real or imaginary boundaries to provide a sense of campus. This I think contributes to them being a subpar sports college although they are in division 1. The quarter system prevents students from getting summer jobs to help with their tuition.
As a first-year student, I loved the on-campus housing. Especially where I live in is very nice and clean. Everything is very convenient for living purposes from bathrooms to laundry room. For Academic purpose, the classes are amazing. Drexel library, gym and dining halls are really near to my resident hall. So, everything is really convenient.
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In high school I was very aloof and followed the direction of others rather than going on my own path educationally. I feel like I wasted 4 years of education since I didn’t leave college with a career path. I graduated with a degree in biology but with no clear idea of what I wanted to do with my degree. After working for a bit, I realized that I was meant for a career in nursing. With all that I learned in both college and after college my biggest piece of advice to my high school self would be to shadow different careers in college and to not pick a specific major until you know what you want to do. I think I would have found my career path and goals during my undergraduate education if I hadn’t narrowed in on a major right away. In addition to advising myself to shadow different careers, I would also tell myself to be open minded to everything. You never know what will interest you and you don’t want to not try it because you’re close minded.
All students have a passion for learning and work hard to achieve their goals, finding their hard work well rewarded.
The worst thing about my school is the constant construction. This is due to the improvement of facilities and working environment for students and faculty alike.
The focus that Drexel University places on their students career lives after graduation. They include one or three six-month co-op rounds for undergraduate students with possibly over 300 companies. Drexel also offers career fairs, job workshop seminars, networking events, guest speakers, career center services, mandatory classes that focus on personal and professional development (resumes, presentations, proper social media etiquette, etc.), as well as hands on classes to prepare students for their industry.
Drexel is very cut-throat in academics.
the co-op program. I hope that it will allow me to get job experience that will help me in my future career.
The kind of student that should attend Drexel University is one that should be hard working, responsible and intelligent. You are required to take terms instead of semester's so essentialy you are doing about the same if not more work, in a lesser amount of time. That is where the responsible part comes in, in order to balance and juggle your personal life with your school activities.
A person that wants their college campus to be very organized and aesthetically pleasing shouldn't attend this school. The campus is placed near the heart of downtown Philadelphia therefore there is not much room to have that typical campus you would get at a campus such as Arizona State University. The university does not have a traditional campus feel.
The most frustrating thing students would agree on is that we do not have summer break. Due to the aforementioned quarter system, classes run in the summer. Despite not being able to have an enjoyable summer vacation or using that time to find an internship, Drexel has paid internships built into their schedule, so that if you are in a 5 year program, you have three 6 month internships or if you are in a 4 year program, you have one 6 month internship. So despite not having those summers off, you graduate ultimately with an advantage.
Drexel University has a rigorous curriculum. Unlike most universities and colleges, Drexel gets their curriculum in ten weeks. Therefore, classes are much faster and students have to really be on top of their academics.
I have really enjoyed my last three and a half years at Drexel. I think that the administrative staff works very hard to make sure that the students have opportunities for research, leadership involvement, and personal growth. I will say it is an institution that you will only excel at if you are driven and confident enough to advocate for yourself. For example, if you dont think you received enough financial aid appeal it.
If i could change something about drexel it would be the lack of diverse campus activities. It is difficult to become involved or meet other students after your freshman year. I joined multiple organizations and moved back on campus last year to become more involved in university life.
I have found the coop experience to be very valuable. I never had a full time job in high school so when i came to college and after 6 months of school i was working full time i was extremely overwhelmed. I have learned the importance of responsibility and accountability through my last three coops. It is also a great professional networking experience. I am a nursing major and on my first coop I worked at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, my second and third were at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. When i graduate i may have the opportunity to work at one of these places provided they are hiring, or at least ill have three valuable references.
Most students complain about the administration. Personally, i think that students feel this way because it is such a large school it is difficult to feel connected to the administration. Additionally it is a city school, so we dont see our advisors and teachers walking around campus all the time. As i was saying earlier i believe that if you advocate for yourself you wont have any issues with the administration.
Overall i think it is a great school for independent motivated indivuidals.
Drexel University is most well known for its co-op programs. It allows students the opportunity to get "real world" experience before graduation. This helps them to make sure what they are going to school for is really what they want to be doing the rest of their lives.
Having 10-week terms can be very tough. It's hard to find an affective balance between work, school, and play. As far as professors, most of them are great. I just think the amount of work can be a little uncalled for sometimes. Drexel also offers hybrid courses which, in my opinion, are great.
Like most colleges, greek life is definitely predominant. So many people rush and/or are in a sorority/fraternity, even I plan on rushing and I might be the last person I thought that would be apart of the greek life scene. Other than that, the gym seems to be everyone's favorite activity, even if they don't like it. I feel like I'm constantly seeing people going to and from the gym, or at least talking about it. No one wanted the Freshman 15.
These stereotypes are very inaccurate. Drexel is right in the city, who wouldn't love looking out their window to see a city skyline. And while some of the students are rich (like any school) there are people from all economic backgrounds.
Stereotypes about Drexel are that it is mainly an engineering school and that it has a small and ugly campus. Stereotypes about Drexel students include that there is a high male-to-female ratio and that students are very pessimistic.
That the enineering students are too cool for school. I don't see that sterotype as being true, I think their I'n a world of their own.Lol
Different places students like to get food and drinks
They're ok. It depends on a lot of factors the people on your floor, your roommate, etc. There are two nicer dorms that are new and clean and the rest are kind of old and dingy. They basically arent any different then any dorms at any other colleges.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
98% of students
attending Drexel University receive some sort of financial aid.
26% were awarded federal grants.
While 62% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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