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
1095-1310
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Drexel University

Cost

Net Price
$40,615/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,355/ year
  • $30-48k
    $31,335/ year
  • $49-75k
    $36,299/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,123/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,972/ 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.165 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.165 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,101Undergrads
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 97 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    28%
  • Engineer
    26%
  • 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
90%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.215 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.253 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 105 responses
Report
  • Co-ops
    50%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Expensive
    10%
  • Depressing
    5%
  • Different
    5%
  • Very expensive
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
48%
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 Reviews

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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.
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Since Drexel isnt a very sport related school, the Greek community fills that void. As a member of the Greek community myself, i can say that all of the fraternities and sororities usually try to host events for nongreek students to raise money. My fraternity Theta Chi has held a few barbecues and brunches to raise money for The USO. Another fraternity on campus Alphs Epsilon Pi held a pie in the face contest to raise money for cancer research. As a member of Theta Chi we have the optiom to live in our fraternity house at a rate of 550 a month, which is very cheap in comparison to apartment buildings in the area. The greek community helped me in my time of need when i was struggling with roommate issues, and the brothers of Theta Chi helped me get through everything. Overall, joining Greek life was the best decision i have made so far!
Drexel University has a unique campus compared to other Universities and Colleges nearby. It is integrated into the city, and not separated off. Drexel provides a large about of resources designed specifically for the success of its students, including one-on-one tutors. Drexel also has many connections to the real world which ultimately lead to great co-op opportunities. Co-op allows students to work in businesses as interns or a full time job to get experience. This combined with Drexel's connections both in and out of the country open up endless possibilities.