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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Very hard work while enrolled and because you go year round it can be draining, but you can't beat the co-op experience.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The application process was simple. The enrollment was quick and easy. Every step was facilitated and I look forward to move in.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It would choose it for the experience but not for the price.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The community, the city, the faculty, they're all working optimally together as reasons why I couldn't leave! I've never felt that my dreams were more realistic than I did at my school, recieving praise from my teachers and colleagues alike. I made great friends, and really had opportunities to be the man of my life, so my school has caused me to mature exponentially. I wouldn't choose it all over again, to be in a place where I'm babied all day long. My roommates and my faculty are all older than me, but they treat me like an adult. If I'm going to make it in my career, I have to gain the confidence to push form my desires. My school has helped with that beyond and then some.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: very positive.

Bright students and caring faculty!

1 College Junior

Overall Experience: Drexel in general was a mistake. I am transferring to a new school (Sarah Lawrence College) and am very excited for that

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The big draw for me to attend Drexel was the co op program. I feel that leaving college with 18 months of actual work experience is a big draw for my resume'.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: School is not unique or diverse enough. Every opportunity Drexel has to take money from their students, they take it. As a student, you are also not challenged in certain majors, but still stressed by the quick course dates. Not enough campus involvement either

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Drexel University, like most colleges and universities, is a business. Post secondary Education has become a very competitive for serving the global market. Drexel has made incredible strides in becoming the strong Penn "alternative." It is definitely the responsibility of the student to remain active and determined during the college experience. Drexel does try to stay connected with supporting its student body.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: Drexel values each students education and well being. They want each of their students to succeed and do the best, not only in the program that they are enrolled in, but in their careers too. The school provides many opportunities early on, as early as freshman year, to get students to make connections with professionals in their fields for their co op opportunities. Each student is uniquely valued and has a place at Drexel.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had one of the worst experiences at this school. When you need help, you can barely get it. It's expensive and the financial aid is absolutely no help which is why I'm struggling at the moment to continue my education.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Overall Experience: Okay school, just gotta find your own small community within.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Drexel is alright... To say the most. The curriculum is very challenging and you will often find youself trying to catch up. Athletics is non existent, so dont go to this school if you are a sports person. Its also very expensive so keep that in mind. However, the parties around drexel amazing ( Drexel doesn't throw any good parties). This place surrounds three very good universities so there is a lot to do at Drexel. Ive also met alot of cool people there. Overall, Drexel isnt bad but shouldnt be ur to choice

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Drexel forces you to work at industry pace being that school is run on 10 week terms. My professors have all been awesome, and I've learned so much in such short quarters. Also, I love that the city is my campus; it makes life feel more real.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is great because of the people that I met at my school. My dorm was the honors college dorm and the kids I met there are still my best friends.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is great it's just expensive!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Drexel is on the quarter system and its super hard to adjust so freshman year was terrible for me, but Sophomore year is going a lot better!

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: My school is intertwined within the city, so it is an open campus. it is very big and at first was very overwhelming yet exciting at the same time. i genuinely love my school mainly due to the atmosphere that it upholds. I could not describe it as a close knit, home-like community but there are definitely small groups that allow a person such as my self to feel at home. I would describe my experience so far as adventurous and I look forward to the upcoming years.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the fact that I am in a huge city and can go out and explore whenever I want.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Drexel is not like colleges you see on tv. We don't have crazy football games and people running wild, they take their image very seriously. It's more like a family college, it's small and everyone knows everybody. It's centered where you can be able to explore Philadelphia, security is always there to assist when needed.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's really intense, and that's why I kind of like it. It weeds out the less motivated people early on. A lot of people drop out by the end of freshmen year, and then your mostly left with the people you know are going to be successful, plus a few stragglers who drop out soon enough.

The biggest complaint people have is about the atrocious tuition bill. We are the 16th most expensive school in the country. The quality of education is great, but nothing is worth the bill unless they were physically injecting knowledge and skills directly into our brains. It is a for-profit school, and it is painfully obvious at all times. We have to pay $80 for our cap and gowns and they mark your name off when you buy it at the campus bookstore. If your name isn't checked off because you borrowed from an alumni or because you bought it somewhere else, then you cannot walk the stage at graduation.

If money isn't an issue for you at all and you are determined and hardworking, then it's great.

If money is an issue for you, then you're going to need some scholarships.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Drexel is a great school, but compared to most schools, it's difficult.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: not the best. i do not like sudexo

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i love living on campus.The whole world is left ou you.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I know that there are a lot of parties on Greek row. The kids that are very involved in the party life do not tend to do well in school, and their grades suffer.

1 person found this useful Report
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Some students complain about the "Drexel Shaft" screwing up their scheduling or billing, or a poor professor. The truth is that students will find red tape headaches and unfortunate instructors at just about every university. As long as students are picky about the professors and classes they enroll in, they can surely guarantee a positive academic experience. The University is filled with incredible professors that are more than willing to impart their professional wisdom. The Drexel Co-op is Drexel's strongest selling point, and many students come here specifically for that program. Some can't wait to graduate and zip through their classes, concentrating more on their co-op, as they feel it gives them more valuable experience. This vocational approach of the student works against the joy of the college learning experience. Some students scoff at the idea of taking electives in other academic concentrations, which they might enjoy or which could make them a more well-rounded person.

The hurry to graduate is mostly because of the fact that co-ops usually require students to stay at Drexel for five years. Students load up on courses when they are in school, try just to pass them, and complete their programs as soon as possible. This does not need to be the case, and the students that realize this earlier on tend to be immensely happier than the aforementioned students. It's unfortunate that this facet of students at Drexel feels this rush, but most of the other students relish their college experience and the various benefits Drexel has to offer. Most students are thrilled they went to Drexel in the end. The co-op is an invaluable experience that puts students ahead in the job race after graduation (it also beats any menial college job).

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