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
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Drexel UniversitySee Other Colleges

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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.169 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.169 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,303Undergrads
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 101 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    28%
  • 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
88%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.219 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.257 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Co-ops
    50%
  • Innovative
    15%
  • 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
Colleges like Drexel University
More

Drexel University Reviews

2,684 reviews
All Categories
DrexelU School of Nursing is an amazing program. Professors are knowledable, passionate and wants the best for their students. Overall, Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome! Drexel University is awesome!
Start Your Review of Drexel University
Rate It!
Campus food is not that great, and for your freshman year is heavily overpriced with the dining plan. There is definitely high cultural diversity on campus, more so than other colleges. There are so many great professors on campus who are willing to help you when you have trouble. With my experience as a biology major and in my first year taking mathematics, biology, and chemistry, my only complaints are with the chemistry department, which is admittedly (and literally) poor. The labs are not well-structured and the equipment is super old. Otherwise, classes are great! I'm loving my professors, and they teach well and with humor. Tuition is very expensive, at least without the scholarships Drexel may give you. Co-op is worth your time!
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.