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
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Drexel University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
3141 Drexel University
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
75%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1080-1300
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$39,021/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,332/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,628/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,935/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,318/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,456/ 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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.166 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.166 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,101Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    28%
  • Engineer
    26%
  • People at Drexel are either very smart or not
    17%
  • Serious about being here
    14%
  • Introverted
    4%
  • Nerd
    4%
  • Dragon
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.216 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.254 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Co-ops
    50%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Expensive
    10%
  • Depressing
    5%
  • Different
    5%
  • Very expensive
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
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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Being an international student, I could not come to a tour or any pre-enrollment event to help me get to know Drexel better. But after coming here and experiencing my freshman 'welcome week' and attending my Drexel experience class during my first quarter here, I've found that I did not need to. All the information I needed to know to utilize Drexel's facilities to their capacities were basically given to me on a silver platter, which really helped me academically. Plus, during welcome week you get a lot, and I mean a lot of free stuff like notebooks, pens, shirts and even pizza! It was really fun and helped me feel at home.
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Drexel is great for those seeking a city life experience. It’s co-op represents the brand of this school and it’s an excellent program to gain working experiences especially in a fast paced city like Philadelphia but also with plenty of international opportunities as well. Drexel’s Businesses school and Engineering are the most competitive ones but also the best.
There are a lot of clubs and student’s organizations but campus life isn’t that active partially because there’s a large number of students and a very diversely one (which is great if you like diversity).
What I mostly like about Drexel is how career oriented it is!
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.