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Trevor
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Drexel has given me an amazing opportunity. College of Arts and Sciences[edit] Main article: Drexel University College of Art...

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Drexel has given me an amazing opportunity. College of Arts and Sciences[edit] Main article: Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences The College of Arts and Sciences was formed in 1990 when Drexel merged the two existing College of Sciences and College of Humanities together. Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design[edit] Main article: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design The College of Media Arts and design "fosters the study, exploration and management of the arts: media, design, the performing and visual". The college offers sixteen undergraduate programs, and 6 graduate programs, in modern art and design fields that range from graphic design and dance to fashion design and television management. Its wide range of programs has helped the college earn full accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art & Design, the National Architectural Accrediting Board, and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Bennett S. LeBow College of Business[edit] Main article: Bennett S. LeBow College of Business The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business history dates to the founding in 1891 of the Drexel Institute, that later became Drexel University, and of its Business Department in 1896. Today LeBow offers thirteen undergraduate majors, eight graduate programs, and two doctoral programs; 22 percent of Drexel University's undergraduate students are enrolled in a LeBow College of Business program. Gerri C. Lebow Hall, home of the LeBow College of Business The LeBow College of Business has been ranked as the 38th best private business school in the nation.[8] Its online MBA program is ranked 14th in the world by the Financial Times; the publication also ranks the undergraduate business program at LeBow as 19th in the United States. The part-time MBA program ranks 1st in academic quality in the 2015 edition of Business Insider's rankings. Undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs are ranked 19th in the country by the Princeton Review.[9] School of Economics[edit] Economics programs at the LeBow College of Business are housed within the School of Economics. In addition to the undergraduate program in economics, the school is home to a recently launched M.S. in Economics program as well as a PhD program in economics. Faculty members in the School of Economics have been published in the American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, andReview of Economics and Statistics. The school has been ranked among the best in the world for its extensive research into matters of international trade.[10] College of Engineering[edit] Main article: Drexel University College of Engineering Drexel's College of Engineering is one of its oldest and largest academic colleges, and served as the original focus of the career-oriented school upon its founding in 1891. The College of Engineering is home to several notable alumni, including two astronauts; financier Bennett S. LeBow, for whom the university's College of Business is named; and Paul Baran, inventor of the packet-switched network. Today, Drexel University's College of Engineering, which is home to 19 percent of the undergraduate student body,[11] is known for creating the world's first engineering degree in appropriate technology.[12] The college is also one of only 17 U.S. universities to offer a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering, and only one of five private institutions to do so.[13][14] Edmund D. Bossone Research Center, located on Market Street 'Avenue of Technology' The Drexel Engineering Curriculum (tDEC)[edit] The 2006 edition of U.S. News ranks the undergraduate engineering program #57 in the country and the 2007 edition of graduate schools ranks the graduate program #61. The 2008 edition ranks the University Engineering Program at #55 and in the 2009 US News Ranking, the university has moved up to the #52 position. The engineering curriculum used by the school was originally called E4 (Enhanced Educational Experience for Engineers) which was established in 1986[15] and funded in part by the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation.[16] In 1988 the program evolved into tDEC (the Drexel Engineering Curriculum)[16] which is composed of two full years of rigorous core engineering courses which encompass the freshman and sophomore years of the engineering student. The College of Engineering hasn't used the tDEC curriculum since approximately 2005. College of Computing and Informatics[edit] Main article: Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics The College of Computing and Informatics is a recent addition to Drexel University, though its programs have been offered to students for many years. The college was formed by the consolidation of the former College of Information Science & Technology (often called the "iSchool"), the Department of Computer Science, and the Computing and Security Technology program. Undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science, software engineering, information systems, and computer security are offered by the college.[17] College of Medicine[edit] Main article: Drexel University College of Medicine The Drexel University College of Medicine is a recent addition to the colleges and schools of the university, having been formed upon the acquisition of MCP Hahnemann University in 2002. The College of Medicine was ranked #83 in the "Best Medical Schools: Research" category by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. In addition to its M.D. program, the College of Medicine offers several graduate programs in professional studies and biomedical sciences. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies[edit] The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional studies offers both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in fields like biochemistry, biotechnology, clinical research, and forensic science. The school also serves as the center for biomedical research at Drexel University. School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems[edit] Founded to combine Drexel's College of Medicine academic principles with its rigorous College of Engineering curriculum, the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems focuses on the emerging field of biomedical science at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Primary research areas within the school include bioinformatics, biomechanics, biomaterials, and cardiovascular engineering.[18] College of Nursing and Health Professions[edit] Main article: Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Formed in 2002 along with the College of Medicine, Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions offers more than 25 programs to undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of nursing, nutrition, health sciences, health services, and radiologic technology. The college's research into matters of nutrition and rehabilitation have garnered approximately $2.9 million in external research funding on an annual basis. The physician assistant program at Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions is ranked in the top 15 such programs in the United States; its anesthesia programs and physical therapy programs are, respectively, ranked as top-50 programs nationwide.[9] Richard C. Goodwin College of Professional Studies[edit] Main article: Goodwin College of Professional Studies Established in 1892, the department now known as the College of Professional Studies has focused exclusively on educational programs and pursuits for nontraditional adult learners. Today, the Goodwin College of Professional Studies offers several options designed for adult learners at all stages of career and educational development. Bachelor of Science degree completion programs are offered in part-time evening or weekend formats; graduate programs and doctoral programs are offered at the graduate level, as are self-paced "continuing education" courses and nearly a dozen self-paced certification programs.[19] Pennoni Honors College[edit] Main article: Pennoni Honors College The Pennoni Honors College, named for Drexel alumnus and trustee Dr. C.R. "Chuck" Pennoni '63, '66, Hon. '92, and his wife Annette, recognizes and promotes excellence among Drexel students. Students admitted to the Honors College live together and take many of the same classes; the college provides these students with access to unique cultural and social activities and a unique guest speaker series. Students are also involved in the university's Honors Student Advisory Committee and have the opportunity to take part in Drexel's "Alternative Spring Break", an international study tour held each spring.[20] Thomas R. Kline School of Law Thomas R. Kline School of Law[edit] Main article: Thomas R. Kline School of Law Upon its founding in 2006, the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, originally known as the Earle Mack School of Law, was the first law school founded in Philadelphia in more than three decades. The School of Law offers L.L.M. and Master of Legal Studies degrees, in addition to the flagship Juris Doctorate program, and uniquely offers cooperative education as part of its curriculum across all programs. In 2015, Bloomberg Business ranked the Kline School of Law as the second most underrated law school in the United States.[21] School of Education[edit] One of the oldest schools within Drexel University, the modern School of Education dates back to the 1891 founding of the school. Originally, the Department of Education offered teacher training to women as one of its original, career-focused degree programs. Today, the School of Education offers a coeducational approach to teacher training at the elementary and secondary levels for undergraduates. Other undergraduate programs include those focused on the intersection between learning and technology, teacher certification for non-education majors, and a minor in education for students with an interest in instructio

Sarah
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Drexel's biggest asset is their Co-Op Program.. BY FAR. If you are a business, engineering, nursing, or design students, this...

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Drexel's biggest asset is their Co-Op Program.. BY FAR. If you are a business, engineering, nursing, or design students, this school is perfect for you. If not, there may be better educational opportunities for you out there... but really, there's no education like being thrown out into the field of your dreams!

Jillian
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Drexel University as a great university to attend. With any university you will have your issues such as this organization or...

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Drexel University as a great university to attend. With any university you will have your issues such as this organization or miscommunication. I have had a few interactions with my Advisor who came off as inpatient answer on edge, however I think it was due to the amount of pressure that she is always under. Other than that I would definitely recommend the school to other students if you are interested in nursing. The school has exceeded my expectations with both standardized testing and prepare me for jobs in the future.

Ratana
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Drexel is a very interesting University with a lot of diversity and many activities to participate in. The University is a gr...

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Drexel is a very interesting University with a lot of diversity and many activities to participate in. The University is a great place for students to learn, and it also provides a variety of facilities for students to enjoy and to further develop themselves in. Furthermore, the staff is helpful and respectful towards the needs of the students. The school is great!

Robby
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I think it is a great university to attend. There are a lot of special people you can meet. Also, it is in one of the best ci...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is a great university to attend. There are a lot of special people you can meet. Also, it is in one of the best cities in America. Drexel has a numerous amount of programs for all its students. And it is also one of the best well known schools in America. The only downside is that it is a little too expensive and it may not be the safest.

Maura
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My digital media classes are all pretty good, and there are also a lot of clubs around that you can join to learn more. Ther...

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My digital media classes are all pretty good, and there are also a lot of clubs around that you can join to learn more. There are many places to go outside of school because Drexel is right next to downtown and public transportation is extensive. However, despite the overpriced meal plans, the food is pretty mediocre.

Juliana
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Drexel can be a very challenging institution for some students. We run on a quarter system instead of semesters meaning we ar...

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Drexel can be a very challenging institution for some students. We run on a quarter system instead of semesters meaning we are in class all year round. Including summer. However, Drexel offers co-ops to every students. Co-op is a 6 month work experience that can begin as early as sophomore year and is usually paid. So for half the year you are just working instead of being in a classroom.

Mia
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Drexel is a great university if you enjoy living in the city. There is always something to do, and always some place to go. B...

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Drexel is a great university if you enjoy living in the city. There is always something to do, and always some place to go. But if you want to stay at Drexel, you have to work for it. It is not a college you can just coast through. But if you really care about what you're studying, you will thrive at Drexel. The food is the worst part about it, but it's worth it when you see what you are working towards while you are taking the classes for your major.

Maya
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It is awesome. Expensive, but awesome. There is so much opportunity to do anything that you want. Faculty is very open to wor...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is awesome. Expensive, but awesome. There is so much opportunity to do anything that you want. Faculty is very open to working with students in order to assure that they have what they need in order to succeed. It is truly a place that knowledge is sacred and rewarded.

Preet
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Drexel University has its own rules to make impacts on other. We are different from other, it not just university its a huge ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Drexel University has its own rules to make impacts on other. We are different from other, it not just university its a huge diverse family. Life here is a bit faster than outside world. Quarterly semester and co-op design make every student succeed​ in there life.

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