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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  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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  12. Safety
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Drexel is a highly rated private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,303 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Drexel acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, and Finance. Graduating 70% 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
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

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
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Academics

Professors
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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.172 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 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 104 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    27%
  • Engineer
    25%
  • People at Drexel are either very smart or not
    18%
  • Serious about being here
    13%
  • 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.222 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.260 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 112 responses
Report
  • Co-ops
    51%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Expensive
    10%
  • Depressing
    4%
  • Different
    4%
  • 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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Drexel University provides its students with the skills needed in order to operate in their desired careers! My favorite part about Drexel is the Co-op Program, which offers real world work experience counted towards college credit. Attending this school will give you a head start in your professional stages of life.

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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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!