Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

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Drexel University

Drexel University

Drexel University Student Essentials

Drexel University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Dragons
Nickname: DU
Website: www.drexel.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 36,090
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 36,090
Retention Rate: 85%
Enrollment: 29,768
Year Established: 1891

About Drexel University

Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel to provide educational opportunities in the "practical arts and sciences" for women and men of all backgrounds.

Drexel offers a variety of educational and employment opportunities to students through study and internship programs in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and the co-operative education ("co-op") program. The only mandatory co-op in Pennsylvania and one of three in the United States, Drexel's program is among the nation's oldest, largest and most respected. Our mission is to serve our students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

More than 160 student clubs, societies, and organizations bring like-minded people together for social, professional or service activities.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 13 Reviews

54% of students gave Drexel University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating

Overall I think Drexel is an excellent school with some amazing opportunities. It has a great atmosphere in University City, within walking distance of center city and many attractions. There is so much to do and so many new people to meet. For new students; make sure you get out and enjoy the rest of Philadelphia and not just stay on campus, get involved.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I enjoy being a part of Drexel and living the Drexel experience. The Co-op is a shoe-in for a good job right out of college, and in today's economy, that is worth the expensive education. I love being in a city, especially one that has so much character to it. As for new students, it takes some time to get used to the change from high school, to college, but once you get used to the change, it becomes obvious how much better college is!


Drexel University Map & Location

Drexel University
3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Getting Around Drexel University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Philadelphia, PA

Winter
Dec
45
30
Jan
40
26
Feb
44
28
Spring
Mar
53
34
Apr
64
44
May
74
54
Summer
Jun
83
64
Jul
87
69
Aug
85
68
Fall
Sep
78
60
Oct
67
48
Nov
56
39

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 17,481
Freshman Class 2,749
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 29,768

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 64%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 7%
African American 9%
Caucasian 64%
Asian 12%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 59%
Graduate 41%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 41%
Men 59%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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