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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.

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 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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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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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.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1072nd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1349th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1350th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1354th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marina Lamanna
Hometown
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Major
English
Grad Year
2015
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Freshmen must live on campus, which is good because it forces them to become involved in campus life and allows them to begin a social life at the University. Despite people's initial negative reactions to dorm life at Drexel, most students look back fondly on their time living in the dorms. A word to the wise: Students don't need to live in the lap of luxury to enjoy themselves in college. Most students living in dorms develop some very close friendships that last for a long time. With that being said, Calhoun is a pretty dismal dorm, but the rest are not that bad. Most students really don't mind the furniture that's bolted to the floor. The students in Kelly really have a sense of pride. Dorm life is like having your own community within the dorms. Towers is certainly the nicest, but it has been tripled recently to accommodate incoming freshmen. Students living among students is truly the most beneficial aspect of dorm life.

Each dorm also has around-the-clock security, which certainly provides a sense of security among students and their parents. Some students complain about the sign-in process for guests, but once they're reminded that they live in a city, they generally accept the conditions, as they are necessary for their safety. The staff is also quite friendly.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,600
Average Housing Costs
$8,730
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
Undergrads Living On Campus
28%
Freshmen Living On Campus
89%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Millennium Hall
  • Race Street Residences
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • North Hall
  • University Crossings
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Calhoun Hall
  • Kelly Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Van Rensselaer Hall
Best Dorms
  • Towers Hall
  • Van Rensselaer Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Calhoun Hall
  • East Hall
  • Kelly Hall
  • Myers Hall
  • North Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet or broadband Internet connections
  • Free cable and access to DUTV, a television station broadcast in Philadelphia that is run by Drexel students
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings

DormitoriesWhat's This?

The Axis
Floors: 7
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour security, business center, community kitchens, movie theater, rec center
Calhoun Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, elevators, game room, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge
Caneris Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, community kitchens, study/social lounges
Kelly Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, classroom space, community kitchens, elevators, laundry facilities, recreation lounge, study area
Millennium Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, multipurpose lounge, vending machines
Myers Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, game room, laundry facilities, movable furniture, study/social lounges, Tutor Lounge
North Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, community kitchens, elevators, game room, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines
Race Street Residences
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, community kitchens, elevators, fitness center, laundry facilities, study/social lounges
Towers Hall
Floors: 15
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, elevators, game room, movable furniture, social/study lounges

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Courts
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 25–49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas, laundry machines, wireless Internet; complex features 24-hour front desk, fitness center
Water, heat, and electric utilities are included.
Stiles Hall
Floors: 16
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and graduate students
Room Types: One- to three-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, unfurnished living areas; comlex features 24/7 security-card access, laundry facilities, social lounge
Basic cable, local phone, and wireless are included.
University Crossings
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features card access system, fitness center, front desk
Residents are responsible for their own cable TV/Internet.
Van Rensselaer Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Units: 50–99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features bike storage, elevators, game room, laundry facilities, social lounge with balcony, vending machines

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