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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

Guys & Girls: I love the dynamic of the student population. You typically won't find any two people alike. There are people from all different ethnicity's and backgrounds with such eclectic styles and interests. The social life is one in which you get back what you put in. Everyone is really outgoing and eager to do all sorts of things, so there is no issue finding a friend group with similar interests as yourself.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The students are very diverse and accepting of each other and willing to work together.

2 College Student

Guys & Girls: "The odds are good, but the goods are odd."

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Because Drexel is such a big school, with such a large variety of different programs and majors, there is no typical student.


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

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Marina Lamanna
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Grad Year
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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
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
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 82 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 81 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 103 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

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 104 responses

  • 23% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 70% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 5% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 17% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 67% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 17% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 19 responses

  • 53% Hard Working
  • 32% Engineer
  • 11% Introverted
  • 5% Nerd

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 14 responses

  • 42% Join a sport or club
  • 37% Greek life, athletics, or a club
  • 21% Be friendly to the people on your floor


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