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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Drexel is a highly rated private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,942 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Drexel acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Nursing, Accounting, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 74% of students, Drexel alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $53,400.
3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association

Drexel University Rankings

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

Drexel Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1170-1380
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$36,727/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,475/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A+
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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.191 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.191 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
16
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
13
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,942Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,782
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 121 responses
  • Hard Working
    26%
  • Engineer
    24%
  • People at Drexel are either very smart or not
    21%
  • Serious about being here
    13%
  • Dragon
    4%
  • Nerd
    3%
  • Introverted
    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.241 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.279 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 131 responses
  • Co-ops
    51%
  • Innovative
    12%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Expensive
    9%
  • Different
    5%
  • Depressing
    4%
  • Very expensive
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$68,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses
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I'm a trans woman who came out while majoring in CS at Drexel. My experience is complicated, as I chose to go to the school for their famous co-op program. It did not disappoint! I now have 3 relevant work experiences made possible through Drexel. I got what I wanted out of it, so if you're just looking for a school to set you up nicely for a career after college, Drexel's a good fit!

I hated how Drexel treats students outside of courses & co-op. Professors are (mostly) fine, but I have horror stories about the advising & mental health resources offered to students. It's clear they're underpaid & overstretched, e.g. leaving me turned away with no referral when I literally told counselors I was planning suicide. Considering Drexel's $$$ tuition and a mental health crisis plaguing college students, I can't overlook this.

However, not a single person ever made me feel unsafe after coming out. I felt seen & respected at Drexel, a better environment than my friends & family at the time!
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I attended a summer program and was very pleased with the university! The admissions staff were some of the nicest people I've ever met. They genuinely want to see students succeed and are more than willing to help students reach their goal of getting into college, even if it's not Drexel. They are always there ready to answer any questions you have and ease your fears. I went into Drexel's College Access Academy not knowing a single thing about college, scared out of my mind. I came out with total confidence and ready to conquer the college application process. It was all thanks to the admissions and other staff members at Drexel. However, the one minor thing I would change is the food. The food at their main dining hall was really poor quality and sometimes cold. This often left me and my fellow peers wanting to skip the meal.
I was worried about starting at a university coming from a community college. I was nervous about trying to manage Blackboard when I am used to Canvas, but the transition has been better than anticipated. My teachers are all very helpful and the workload is manageable which I appreciate!