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
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Drexel University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
3141 Chestnut St
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
76%
SAT Scores Range
1100-1300
ACT Scores Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Drexel University

Cost

Net Price
$37,244/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,588/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,494/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,878/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,486/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,735/ 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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.162 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.162 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,365Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 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
91%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.212 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.250 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Co-ops
    52%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • Expensive
    11%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Different
    5%
  • Depressing
    4%
  • Very expensive
    3%

After Drexel University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
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

Drexel University Reviews

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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!
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Drexel University is not your typical university. It is not a university that is known for their quality education nor their extracurricular activities. It is not a school with much school spirit nor a school that students would want to go to for the "party" life. It is a school that has been structured in such a way that it prepares the student for a life after college, and it exceeds greatly in this area. With the university's co-op program, a program which allows half of their education to be working in the field real-time, it gives a practical application to all that the student has learned from their classes. While not the top university, because of this program, Drexel alumni are made equal, if not more, with other graduates from more "prestigious" colleges and universities during their job searches after graduation as they have real-world experience from a job-perspective, and they are able to practically apply the knowledge learned from classes.
Drexel has provided an incredible experience thus far. The campus is amazing and they really make an active effort to keep students safe. The school is incredibly diverse, students come from all over the world to attend. The academics are truly unparalleled and the incorporation of the Co-op program ensures real-world experience in your field of study. Professors at Drexel are incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated to their work. The city is thriving, Philadelphia offers something for everyone.