|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
54% of students gave Drexel University 4 stars overall.
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.
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!
3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||17,481|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||29,768|
- Latino: 7%
- African American: 9%
- Caucasian: 64%
- Asian: 12%
- Unknown and Other: 8%
|Unknown and Other||8%|
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