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Reviews 1998 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I was very pleased with how I was treated by the admissions process. I think that my participation in HS sports payed a big part in my admission to the program.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in the dorm Freshman year but am moving to an on-campus apartment next fall.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far it has been great. The faculty is very supportive and I've made a lot of great people. I'm looking forward to next semester.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I am African-American. My girlfriend is Chinese. My best friend is from South America.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The club sports are very good. I use the gym and BB courts nearly every day. I also play club soccer.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have had no problems on campus, but I'm a 6 foot guy so I'm not subject to the kind of things the women are.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety is a complete joke. Robberies happen fairly often. Don't be alone at night.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is okay. We do have a lot of majors, but my interest is pretty straightforward. Internship opportunities are fierce and few and far between. Workload is huge and facilities could be better.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I won't be doing one because my graduate school doesn't care about it very much. I'll take my summers.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's hard to visit friends in their dorms. Public safety is a joke, I'd feel no less safe if they just weren't there.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: A LOT of international students. Lots of Asians and Indians. They keep to themselves and other students don't like them very much. Most kids are rich.

1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most girls are unattractive. The ones that are are scooped up ridiculously quick. They stay in their groups and are hard to approach. Only talk to a certain type of guy.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's the city, so there's plenty to do. Not safe at night, so be smart. Locals don't care if you're a student.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's cash only for most places, which can get annoying. Lots of variety, but hardly any student discounts. Plenty of food trucks on campus during the day. At night...

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They constantly lose information, and don't tell you things until they're close to the deadline. For what you're paying, it should be more organized.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If it's close to campus, it's either in a bad spot and a run down place, or unreasonably expensive. So people take the farther distance.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Our Recreation center is new and great. The library is terrible. Not enough seating and bad wifi. No one cares about campus traditions.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have co-op. You can take 5 years to get your bachelor's and also have 18 months of work experience, if you're into that.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: People think it's interesting that I'm a Psych major. The workload is really big, it's a lot of reading and papers. Facilities aren't that great, they put us anywhere.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors I met are all actually very nice and inviting. Registration is online, and very easy. The curriculum is average, and the workload is huge. Study areas are nonexistent.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't inviting, amenities are nonexistent, social atmosphere is apathetic, the cost is way overpriced, and it's as far from any of the class buildings as it gets.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They have a no-tolerance rule for drugs, but are much more lenient with alcohol.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of diversity, more men than women, and always a chance to meet someone new

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got a pretty good scholarship upon becoming accepted but had a lot of problems with the financial aid office processing my Fafsa's which was tedious, time consuming, and frustrating.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a large amount of diversity across campus.


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Marina Lamanna
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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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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