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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not much involved with the sports.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Co-op really stands out from any other college in the area.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: I don't know that Drexel necessarily has the best Greek life, but Upenn right across the street is pretty solid.

3 College Student

Athletics: There are gyms that appear to be clean and open to all students

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I haven't started schooling yet but my counselor is great and very attentive

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I wish there were more financial aid available for graduate students.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I loved pretty much all of my courses, they were way better than the classes in high school. My professors were mostly young and they were all very relatable and likable. The class sizes are typically small but the professors take an interest in each student

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The co-op program seems to help the most with career prospects. You do a co-op while you're in school and then you can make connections and possibly get hired there after you graduate, or at least you'd have some real life experience to boost your resume

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There doesn't seem to be a lot of campus crime but there are emergency call spots all over campus in case you're ever in trouble. Also, there are public safety general and emergency lines that are available and someone will come get you if you feel unsafe or even if you just need someone to walk you home. There are usually security people and cops all over campus especially at night just to make sure everything is okay, and the front desks of dorms are trained security guards at night.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Kelly Hall and I definitely think it was one of the best dorms. You become friends with the people in your hall because thats where you spend the most time, which can be good and bad. Then it's hard to meet people from other halls so you tend to just stay friends with those in yours. At least Kelly was right above Northside Dining!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't participate in greek life. I think the girls in the sororities are typically very cliquey, but some are very nice and I am friends with. Most of the frat boys are awful. A lot of their parties have bad reputations and girls have to be very careful. Greek students also throw a lot of different events on campus just for themselves, and when I walk by I often feel very left out and again--cliquey!!

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really pay attention to the athletics at my school. I am a member of the dance ensemble and the studios and theater we use are great and the teachers are amazing. The gym is very nice and they provide free group classes and gym membership to all Drexel students. I always take advantage of the group classes because they're a great way to work out and there's a big variety.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My academic experience at school has been good overall. I loved almost all of my professors my first year and those I didn't love I didn't have a huge problem with. The meal plan was the most frustrating thing but luckily we only have to deal with it freshman year. The workload is also very intense so I am having a difficult time making room for extracurriculars and a social life. However, there are many opportunities for both and Drexel actively encourages students to participate and create a community among its students and the residents of Philadelphia.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors teaching biology and chemistry classes expect too much from us. Classes are harder than they need to be, and Drexel continues to accept more students than they can accomodate.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Since Drexel is known for their co-op program, it is easier to get a job if you get a co-op. It also allows us to wet our feet a little bit and explore the different aspects of business, engineering, research, etc.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are emergency buttons across campus to alert Drexel police if something happens

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Many of the dorms are outdated, and frankly, gross.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is not big at Drexel. Many of the sororities and frats are cliquey though.

3 College Senior

Athletics: We don't have a football team. Many of the sports games aren't really attended by the students.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Never had a problem with campus security and always get the quickest alerts on phone and email.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Co-ops are the main reason you go to Drexel. Aside from great experienced teachers and variety of projectr to get involved with, the work load is very healthy for the future.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Not many terrible places to live but can get expensive if you want to do something else.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Nothing special but always looks fun to be a part of.

3 College Senior

Athletics: No football team, but basketball team is fun to watch.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Very diverse and the very helpful in many fields. However much you want to get out of Drexel is however much you put in.

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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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