Don't be shy in class, because they'll be shy too.
My classmates at Drexel University are a diverse bunch who are willing and eager to make it big in the real world.
I believe that I have made life long friends here. Everyone that I have met have been so nice and friendly. The advantage is that you really get the chance to meet many people of diverse cultures. Everyone is also willing to help one another because we all don't know everything and the next person may understand something better than you do, vice versa.
School spirit doesn't exactly abound at Drexel. The administration is trying to work on that (and in a good basketball year, you might see different), but the student body--towards the school, at least--is generally disdainful, if not downright angry about something.
My classmates and I each try to do our best for ourselves in academics, but we are supportive of each other and give each other advice as well.
I would describe my classmates as determined and goal oriented.
My classmates are either people I'll never see again or people I will compete against later in my career.
Student speaking the school’s reputation, students who should not go to Drexel, and other schools they applied to
Student speaking about movies, classes and free time.
Get involved. Get involved. I'll say it again, get involved. There's plenty to do on campus (and this is the time where I pitch Greek Life). Fraternities and Sororities have more activities than any other organization on campus. Sports, socials, community service, philanthropic events, formals, etc etc etc, and you can gain an immense amount of experience dealing with how organizations run, how to hold positions, communication, leadership, and it pretty much provides more networking than you ever need. Enough said.
A lot of different backgrounds... rich kids to kids paying their own way... everyone is down to earth though.
very diverse. although i am a mechanical engineer i do not spend much time with other engineers. i spend most of my time with other fraters from my fraternity. the teachers though it is best to be close with and see them on a regular basis which i agree you should do.
The student body here is very diverse. There are a lot of South and East Asian people here, but I guess that is expected with it being an Engineering school. Most students here come from middle class families.
Every type of student can be found at Drexel, and I don't think that anyone would ever feel "out of place".
Drexel is extremely diverse. I feel like there is every kind of person here, which is something I like.
One great thing about Drexel is that we are hugely diverse, with intelligent people from each race. This means we all have a great sense of humor when it comes to racial jokes/slurs, which brightens up a lot of our days. Popular people from their highschools would feel out of place here, or big drinkers.
Most kids that go here come from wealthy families in the Tristate area. Politics are everywhere at drexel as well with most being Democrats. Students here don't talk about how much they will earn one day, they talk about how much they earn on co-op, and chances are its more than your mom. Co-op price ranges are from 300 - 1300+ per week.
I don't remember any experiences regarding races. I have been to different religious activities on campus. I had friends who were part of the jewish community and was invited for an event at the Newman Center as well as to Penn's campus for a joint UPenn/Drexel dinner. I was also friends with people in AXP (the Catholic Fraternity) and attended events at the Newman Center as well as helped cook for one of their dinner events held there. Students are definitely politacally aware and active!!
I feel like its impossible to be "out of place" at Drexel. There are student organizations for anything you can imagine and if there isn't you can create it fairly easily. This isn't high school anymore and most people get along. Some students wear their pajamas to class or dress very casually, there are some people that go to class in their work clothes because they're on co-op, some that do research in between classes and come to class in labcoats and there are others that look like they came out of Vogue. Another thing I like about Drexel is even with the large amounts of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania residents, there are people from everywhere. I know people from South Korea, Michigan, Alaska, Nevada, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, California, Florida, and France. Those are just people that I know personally. People are also all from different financial backgrounds. There are people here that are loaded but there are also people here that rely on large school granted scholarships and student loans to be here also. Students are politically aware for the most part, especially with the recent presidential debates held at Drexel. People tend to be more left, although there are also a large amount of more right leaned people and moderates. Students always talk about how much they'll earn, hence theres a facebook group called "I go to Drexel so I'll be making more money than you." I think it just shows that people feel with their 1-3 co-op cycles, the available research, and the value of a Drexel degree that they have confidence is procuring a job in the future that pays well.
Racially, there are a lot of extracurricular clubs. There are clubs for Indians, Latinos, Filipinos, African Americans, etc. There are also religious organizations such as Campus Crusades for Christ and Islamic Society. No student should feel out of place if you can find at least one club you identify with. Most students wear jeans and a sweatshirt to class. Different types of students often interact in the classroom setting, but in the social setting, things seem to be more segregated. Most students are from the tri-state area, but there are a lot from other places as well. I know people from California, Arizona, Texas, and Georgia to name a few. Financial backgrounds are usually middle class or wealthy. Students often speak of potential income.
While diverse most racial/religous groups stay within their group. If you are from the suburban midwest or south and are not used to being around ppl of different races then drexel is not for u. It's not that u won't be accepted it's that you might feel uncomfortable if you're not open to it. While i feel basically safe at Drexel, it is in a bad neighborhood so some ppl might not feel safe. It's made up of many commuters. While the location is convenient to public transportation, Drexel segregates commuters. There are different activites and programs for them. It doesn't seem like they are welcome.
There are plenty of different groups on campus in all of these categories, and many fraternities and sororities on campus. It is impossible to not find a group that you would be interested in joining. I don't think many students would feel out of place because of the "kind" of student they are. I do think you need to be very mature though or the "launch" into the real world that Drexel gives you can be scary. Students wear a wide range of clothing. Some dress up, some dress normal, and some wear sweatpants or pajamas to class. Most students are traditionally from PA, DE, and NJ, but this dramatically changing and students are coming from all the states and other countries. Drexel was founded on the principle of allowing low and middle class people get an education, and that hasn't changed. A large chunk of Drexel's students are on heavy financial aid. The financial backgrounds have a wide range and are pretty well distributed. Students constantly talk about how much they will earn one day because Drexel is geared towards getting a job.
Most students are from the tri-state area.
Drexel has a very diverse population. I do not believe that any kind of student would feel out of place at Drexel. I believe that there is a niche for anyone. Student here are really motivated and you can tell that by talking to anyone. And because the student body is so motivated it help you to keep your own motivation. I think a lot of students are politically aware. Drexel held the Democratic debate and it was unbelievable to see the school come together as much as it did.
There are many different religion groups on campus, but everyone blends together. No one would feel out of place at Drexel, unless you are a close mined person then you may feel out of place. Most students wear jeans and a decent shirt to class or sweats, depending on where in the term we are. Everyone interacts, we are really an open campus with everyone getting along. Four tables would either be a table of all girls, all boys, a mixture. All the tables generally have the same type of people at them, sometimes you will see a table of a sports team. Most students are from Pennsylvania or New Jersey and we do have a high percentage of international students. Most students are scholarship students. Many students are politically aware and active. Our political groups do a lot of things to get people involved. Most are democrats but there is a decent size of center and right. Some students like to talk about how much they will make one day.
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