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Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
13,072
Tuition
$36,090
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Drexel is an engineering school so the guys are not very physically attractive. however, if you are looking for a pretty boy or pretty girl, the best place to look would be in the Lebow Business School. This is where all of the attractive kids at Drexel can be found. I would say that on both sides, guys and girls are not as much stuck up as they are privileged. Many of them do come from money, however they do not brag or show off.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I have met a nice diverse bunch of people.

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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.

4 College Sophomore

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

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I have met so many great people at this school form joining clubs and they are great

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 129th
    Smartest Guys
  • 269th
    Party Girls
  • 360th
    Party Guys
  • 630th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 671st
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marina Lamanna
Hometown
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Major
English
Grad Year
2015
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There are simply more guys than girls here. It is what it is. To be blunt, it's largely a tech school. There are a lot of relatively unkempt guys walking around in big hooded sweatshirts and baggy cargo pants or jeans, but this look also attests to the work ethic of Drexel students. However, that's more stereotypical of the University as a tech school. Guys that major in business and arts/sciences (even health, occasionally) will have a bit more style than average and generally a more "put-together" aesthetic. With the ratio of guys to girls, as well as the variety of majors at Drexel, the attractive girls are spread over curricula. This differs from guys, who are mostly split between "geeky" in computer science and engineering and "smooth" in arts/social science programs. "Bros" are kept to a minimum, as well. Drexel is a serious melting pot—students can find anything here.

It boils down to this: Drexel girls think the guys are geeks, and Drexel guys think the girls are stuck-up. Oddly enough, both occasionally turn to Penn for romance, and most of the time, it works out, and everyone's happy.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
46%
Male Undergrads
54%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
The Student Health Center has birth control, pap smears, and pregnancy testing.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Dorms
  2. Downtown in Old City
  3. Frats and sororities
  4. Off-campus house parties
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Empty classrooms
  2. Frats
  3. Off-campus parties
  4. Your apartment/dorm
Social Scene
Truthfully, it is incredibly easy to make friends at Drexel. With the array of majors pursued and the variety of activities, it's not difficult to find people who possess similar interests to yours. Admittedly, many of the friends you'll make freshman year will hail from your dorm, but much of that changes once you're in major-specific courses and begin to join student organizations. Additionally, many people make different friends every year (due to co-op, four-year/five-year programs, etc.)—contributing to a very relaxed social scene.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups are inevitable at any university, but it seems as though many Drexel students are involved in relatively low-key relationships. It is common for Drexel students to date amongst themselves, but it's also common for females to date older men or students from other universities.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Going out to the clubs and bars is almost always a sure fire way to meet desirable guys and girls. People usually stay in the West Philadelphia area for this, but it is fairly common for people to go downtown to Old City and party at the numerous bars and clubs in that district.
Dress Code
Considering the absurdly different majors Drexel offers—biomedical to design and merchandising—the dress code is going to vary substantially. Cargo pants and hoodies are commonplace amongst the more technical students, whereas the D&M students are expected to dress in a trendy, put-together manner to represent their major.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 79 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 78 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 102 responses

  • 18% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 17% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% None
  • 12% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 9% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 12 responses

  • 26% Frats and sororities
  • 26% Through friends
  • 22% Dorms
  • 17% Off-campus house parties
  • 9% Downtown in Old City

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 18 responses

  • 50% Hard Working
  • 33% Engineer
  • 11% Introverted
  • 6% Nerd

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 103 responses

  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 71% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 23% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 13 responses

  • 44% Join a sport or club
  • 39% Greek life, athletics, or a club
  • 17% Be friendly to the people on your floor

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