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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics at Drexel University are not a big part of campus life. It is a small private engineering school, so most people are not very sports oriented, however i will say that for our basketball games, during the season, we had a very steady turn-out from the student body. the turn-out was never as overwhelming as other schools, however it was pretty good for a small school.

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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.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school send out information via email about college sorts often. Not everyone opens it, but once in a while people eventually do. The teams are all over the campus and they are usually dressed in uniform or wearing something that says Drexel and their sport. I see rowing the most. I do not see much of fan support except for the friends of the teammates. I am a commuter and if I live on campus in Fall 2014 I'd like to get involved and go to the sports. Especially the rowing on the river.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There are a lot of options and a lot of club teams that recruit frequently and efficiently throughout the school year. The school spirit is great and all of the varsity events are well displayed throughout campus allowing for students to be aware and come out to show their teams support. The facilities have great work study positions and they have accessible equipment and it is all in good shape.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Sports is a big part for people who are involved in them. I have never been to a sports game at Drexel.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 173rd
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1068th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marina Lamanna
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Grad Year
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Varsity athletics are certainly not Drexel's claim to fame. The University previously had a baseball team and a women's volleyball team, but they were cut for financial reasons. The school has never had a football team—though we'll be the first to poke fun at this fact. In recent seasons, Drexel students—the "DAC Pack"—came out in full force to cheer on the more-successful-than-usual basketball team. This was a small stride in the administration's efforts to increase school spirit. Intramurals, on the other hand, are much more popular. Students are involved in intramurals and club sports more than any other extracurricular activities. The most popular are volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse.

Drexel houses a single gym, but it is very modern and well-equipped (though it can get crowded at peak hours). The gym facilities include basketball, squash, badminton, and volleyball courts, weight rooms, a swimming and diving facility, dance studios, and the Independence Blue Cross Wellness Center. Drexel also offers a beach volleyball court, a multipurpose turf field, and more than 15 acres of athletic fields. For a city school, Drexel students are spoiled with the array of athletic endeavors in which they can partake.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Colonial Athletic Association
School Colors
Blue and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
225 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
199 - 4%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
Club Sports
  • Aikido
  • Badminton
  • Baseball (men's)
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey (men's)
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Sailing
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Water polo
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Frisbee golf
  • Running
  • Soccer (indoor and outdoor)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball (indoor, beach)
  • Weight lifting
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Buckley Recreational Field
  • Crew Boathouse
  • Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC)
  • Tennis & Indoor Practice Facility
  • Vidas Athletics Complex
Most Popular Sports
Basketball is, by far, the most popular varsity sport. Lacrosse, field hockey, and softball are also somewhat popular. Many of the intramural sports, like flag football, garner a crowd.
Most Overlooked Teams
Two of the most overlooked teams at Drexel are the women's basketball team and the squash team.
School Spirit
Students at Drexel have a lot of school spirit. This isn't solely reserved for athletics—although it's definitely prevalent in the "DAC Pack." This is seen in community service organizations like Circle K and Habitat for Humanity. Community service is something almost every Drexel student is proud to be a part of.
Getting Tickets
There's no need to get tickets to attend a Drexel sporting event, except basketball. Basketball's tickets are free to students and readily available at the DAC.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Boathouse Row, Old City, Center City, and UPenn's campus

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 119 responses

  • 5% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 24% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 62% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 9% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 123 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 34% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 27% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 39% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 121 responses

  • 7% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 62% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 31% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.



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