Drexel University

2,588 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Drexel University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Website

Drexel University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1100-1300
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$37,244/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,588/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,494/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,878/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,486/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,735/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.155 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.162 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.162 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,365Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    28%
  • Engineer
    26%
  • People at Drexel are either very smart or not
    18%
  • Serious about being here
    14%
  • Introverted
    4%
  • Nerd
    4%
  • Dragon
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.212 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.250 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Co-ops
    52%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • Expensive
    11%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Different
    5%
  • Depressing
    4%
  • Very expensive
    3%

After Drexel University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses

Reviews

2,588 reviews
  • Excellent
    350
  • Very Good
    893
  • Average
    1107
  • Poor
    160
  • Terrible
    78
Since Drexel isnt a very sport related school, the Greek community fills that void. As a member of the Greek community myself, i can say that all of the fraternities and sororities usually try to host events for nongreek students to raise money. My fraternity Theta Chi has held a few barbecues and brunches to raise money for The USO. Another fraternity on campus Alphs Epsilon Pi held a pie in the face contest to raise money for cancer research. As a member of Theta Chi we have the optiom to live in our fraternity house at a rate of 550 a month, which is very cheap in comparison to apartment buildings in the area. The greek community helped me in my time of need when i was struggling with roommate issues, and the brothers of Theta Chi helped me get through everything. Overall, joining Greek life was the best decision i have made so far!
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago
Avoid going here. The entire Drexel beauracratic system is a money grab. You pay tuition during your internships (co-op). You even pay tuition during summer breaks and open quarters. The course offerings are rigged to force students to take additional quarters to graduate. This place is not worth 30-40k a year in tuition, especially since no one has heard of the university outside of Pennsylvania. The facilities are subpar, each meal in the cafeteria costs around 10-12 dollars. They literally have fees for EVERYTHING. The tuition bills are cunningly due BEFORE financial aid disbursements so they can collect a late fee of about 300 dollars each quarter.

I recommend attending UPENN, Temple or Penn State which are ten times the school for 1/4th the price. Do yourself a favor and avoid life long debt and go to a much better school. If I have at least convinced one person to avoid this debt trap then I have done my job.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
After being away from school for 9 years, I am thrilled by my expereince with Drexel. The administration care about the students, even have called to check in to see how I am doing. The faculty are passionate and dedicated to student success. I definitely feel as though I've made the right choice!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago