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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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Drexel is a highly rated private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,572 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Drexel acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, and Finance. Graduating 71% of students, Drexel alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $52,200.
About Drexel University...
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
79%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1160-1360
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$40,977/ 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
    $28,001/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,962/ year
  • $49-75k
    $34,372/ year
  • $76-110k
    $38,582/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,847/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.175 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,572Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    27%
  • Engineer
    25%
  • 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
89%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.225 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.263 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Co-ops
    50%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Expensive
    10%
  • Different
    5%
  • Depressing
    4%
  • Very expensive
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
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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This is a fantastic school! Many of my professors reflect "good vibes" - they are warm and welcoming to questions and conversations; and some just don't find that as their cup of tea - they're just there to teach and nothing more. Overall, my professors are great. They all work within the field and apply "real-life/world" knowledge to the non-traditional (online) classroom setting. My coursework is challenging, and I really feel like it's preparing me for my future. I wish the online program were more interactive; there seems to be a good handful of miscommunications that happen. A frustrating aspect is the financial aid department, where everyone who works in there has a different story, their knowledge differing on how things are handled, and they never let you speak to someone in charge. The online system of notifying you about payments and such is pretty bad (I never receive anything) - this department definitely needs some work.
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Drexel also allows its students to engage with people from all over the world, which is very exciting. Students from all parts attend Drexel for its popular education system. This in combination with its professional amenities creates a wonderful college environment!
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