A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Drexel University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Website

Drexel University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1100-1300
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Drexel University

Cost

Net Price
$37,244/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,588/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,494/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,878/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,486/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,735/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.155 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.163 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.163 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,365Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    27%
  • Engineer
    26%
  • People at Drexel are either very smart or not
    18%
  • Serious about being here
    14%
  • Introverted
    4%
  • Nerd
    4%
  • Dragon
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.213 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.251 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 103 responses
Report
  • Co-ops
    51%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Expensive
    11%
  • Different
    5%
  • Depressing
    4%
  • Very expensive
    3%

After Drexel University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses
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Drexel University Reviews

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Drexel is where your dreams can come to life! Ambition cannot wait! Very fast-paced, important to stay on top of your work. And get help when needed, it is not hard to find a tutor or a friendly person willing to help you when you are struggling. The teachers care immensely about each and every student and are always available to help. The food is top-notch after having a new food provider being instated earlier in the year! Drexel is the college of your dreams if you favor fast-paced, hands-on, and job security.
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Since Drexel isnt a very sport related school, the Greek community fills that void. As a member of the Greek community myself, i can say that all of the fraternities and sororities usually try to host events for nongreek students to raise money. My fraternity Theta Chi has held a few barbecues and brunches to raise money for The USO. Another fraternity on campus Alphs Epsilon Pi held a pie in the face contest to raise money for cancer research. As a member of Theta Chi we have the optiom to live in our fraternity house at a rate of 550 a month, which is very cheap in comparison to apartment buildings in the area. The greek community helped me in my time of need when i was struggling with roommate issues, and the brothers of Theta Chi helped me get through everything. Overall, joining Greek life was the best decision i have made so far!
I transferred into Drexel as a nervous student that was not used to a full scale university but from the minute I started, I felt like I belonged there. Drexel is very committed to getting their students up and running and being up to speed with everyone else. Their support staff is always on hand and willing to help with whatever concerns arise. Drexel is also very committed to getting their students to be involved with the community. Drexel's quarter system helps keep students focused on course work and keeping their minds fresh as opposed to a long break between semesters. Most of all, the co-op experience is an extremely valuable resource that Drexel has to offer. I enjoy my time at Drexel and wouldn't want to be earning my degree from any other College.