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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: No tolerance policy if found with drugs. New alcohol policy is making partying harder - not sure how that is going to work in the coming school year when it goes into effect. As long as you aren't publicly a drunken mess, you shouldn't have an issue. Cops are good about breaking up parties and giving everyone 5 minutes to leave.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are pretty stereotypical but have many style options. Dorm, suite, hybrid, etc. Upperclassmen housing is spacious, though expensive and you still have to share a bedroom. It's a pretty steep cost, but the safety and proximity to campus makes it a little more worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Philly is bustling with activity. Trains and public transit make transportation easy. University of Pennsylvania and Temple are very close. Lots of college kids around.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Depending on your major the coop program has different perks. Engineers get great coops that are also paid. Design majors can get great coops but often they are unpaid. Biology is about half and half - if you are wanting clinical experience or patient contact you will be unpaid. You work full time if you are paid and can work park time (20 hours) if you are unpaid. You can also take 1 class while on coop which is nice.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I didn't have any difficulties getting into the biology department or a coop. Have a summer job - you need it for your resume.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety is always around. They do a good job at keeping homeless people off of the campus. If you wander too far off campus in certain directions where public safety doesn't frequent then you find yourself in trouble.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is mostly on Penn's campus. Drexel could really use more restaurants in the community, and they are in desperate need of a grocery store!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you are into sports/intramurals than there is a place for you. But if you aren't athletic, you aren't missing out on anything except maybe a free t-shirt at a basketball game.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: There should be more late night and 24 hour options. I also wished they did not have as many chain restaurants as they do and try to incorporate more local restaurants and organic options.

5 College Junior

Majors: Love the diversity is majors and all the work that they showcase. The Co-Op program is a game changer.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Faculty is very friendly and prepare you very well for future classes that they know you will have to take as well as you future profession.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Wish there were more options and they need to have more jobs open to student who did not qualify for work study.

3 College Junior

Facilities: I wish there were an abundance of study spots. I feel its better to have too much than too little. I often find myself going into center city to study sometimes.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus is not very strict overall mostly because everyone normally follows the rules anyways. Sometimes the security officers will even help you out or get away with things because they know we're just college kids being dumb.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a good variety of restaurants but to the point where if there is a desire to try something new, you have to cross the river and go to center city for that.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are always reminder emails saying there are hotlines available, especially during orientations which was great because I think not a lot of schools market things like this as much as Drexel does.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Theres a lot of great places to drink and even the bar food is really delicious.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I wish there was more hype among the sports teams and i feel that that is what will push people to attend events.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Pretty diverse but mostly white and asian school. There is a huge number of cultural and religious organizations to make up for it and those are also very diverse because they are inclusive of the university and its peers.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: At Drexel it really depends on where you dorm. But the rooms are normally very spacious and a lot of the common areas have updated equipment and adjustable air conditioning.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are both very attractive and not attractive people in our school. both with their flaws and benefits. so everyone pretty much averages out.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Student involvement is greater with intramural sports than probably any other club or activity on campus. It is a great way to have some fun with friends while maintaining a semi competitive atmosphere. The DAC, or gym, is brand new and state of the art. It has two floors of work out equipment, an indoor track, several basketball and squash courts, a swimming pool, a rock climbing wall, and offers several fitness classes open to all students, faculty, and members.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Some freshman dorms are better than others, however, what one building lacks, the same building has something others do not. For the most part, the dorms are standard 2 students to a room unless it is a suite style layout. The newer buildings tend to have more amenities than the older buildings but the cost remains about the same across the board. All dorms are within close proximity to classes and campus, making it easy to navigate around our campus. Some of the dorms have learning communities in which all the students on the floor are the same major. This allows for great networking and help when it comes to classes or projects. The best freshman dorm in my opinion is Kelly Hall and the worst option would be Calhoun.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had an okay experience with the faculty and professors at school. Some are more accommodating than others, however, the ones that aren't as accommodating bring down the overall quality of all the professors and courses. There is a very wide variety of classes offered here and probably just about something to suit everyone's interest.

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Marina Lamanna
Hometown
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Major
English
Grad Year
2015
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Some students complain about the "Drexel Shaft" screwing up their scheduling or billing, or a poor professor. The truth is that students will find red tape headaches and unfortunate instructors at just about every university. As long as students are picky about the professors and classes they enroll in, they can surely guarantee a positive academic experience. The University is filled with incredible professors that are more than willing to impart their professional wisdom. The Drexel Co-op is Drexel's strongest selling point, and many students come here specifically for that program. Some can't wait to graduate and zip through their classes, concentrating more on their co-op, as they feel it gives them more valuable experience. This vocational approach of the student works against the joy of the college learning experience. Some students scoff at the idea of taking electives in other academic concentrations, which they might enjoy or which could make them a more well-rounded person.

The hurry to graduate is mostly because of the fact that co-ops usually require students to stay at Drexel for five years. Students load up on courses when they are in school, try just to pass them, and complete their programs as soon as possible. This does not need to be the case, and the students that realize this earlier on tend to be immensely happier than the aforementioned students. It's unfortunate that this facet of students at Drexel feels this rush, but most of the other students relish their college experience and the various benefits Drexel has to offer. Most students are thrilled they went to Drexel in the end. The co-op is an invaluable experience that puts students ahead in the job race after graduation (it also beats any menial college job).

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