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3 College Junior

Scholarships: The Financial Aid office sends out packets with expected amounts of financial aid. Some of it federal/state loans that you have to apply to on your own. The University itself gives out pretty large amounts of aid to students who need it. That seems to come primarily from the DU Endowed fund for freshmen. Upperclassmen are transitioned to "named" grants and have to write a thank-you note to the donor of their grant to receive the aid.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics at Drexel University are not a big part of campus life. It is a small private engineering school, so most people are not very sports oriented, however i will say that for our basketball games, during the season, we had a very steady turn-out from the student body. the turn-out was never as overwhelming as other schools, however it was pretty good for a small school.

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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

Campus Food: Drexels' dining plan is honestly not so bad during weekdays, however on the weekends, especially in the afternoon, the only available food for everyone is pizza, which is very limiting for us as students.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: From food trucks to 5-star restaurants.

1 College Junior

Campus Food: I only eat off campus because of how bad the food is.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Philly is a wonderful city, especially for a kid from the Los Angeles suburbs.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I lived in the dorms last year and will be in an on-campus apartment this year, so I am not that checked out on off-campus housing.

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3 College Freshman

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

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I've been impressed by all the facilities available both on campus and in the downtown Philly area.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Being in a cluster of three top universities it is possible to interact with a variety of people and cultures. Philadelphia seems to have a positive feeling towards the students and the schools.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't have much interaction with the security people.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few places, but nothing to write home about. Mostly fast food.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I started as a Sport Management major but shifted to business because I think it will give me more choices, even if I stay with a sports emphasis.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I was very pleased with how I was treated by the admissions process. I think that my participation in HS sports payed a big part in my admission to the program.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in the dorm Freshman year but am moving to an on-campus apartment next fall.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far it has been great. The faculty is very supportive and I've made a lot of great people. I'm looking forward to next semester.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I am African-American. My girlfriend is Chinese. My best friend is from South America.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The club sports are very good. I use the gym and BB courts nearly every day. I also play club soccer.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have had no problems on campus, but I'm a 6 foot guy so I'm not subject to the kind of things the women are.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety is a complete joke. Robberies happen fairly often. Don't be alone at night.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is okay. We do have a lot of majors, but my interest is pretty straightforward. Internship opportunities are fierce and few and far between. Workload is huge and facilities could be better.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I won't be doing one because my graduate school doesn't care about it very much. I'll take my summers.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: It's hard to visit friends in their dorms. Public safety is a joke, I'd feel no less safe if they just weren't there.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: A LOT of international students. Lots of Asians and Indians. They keep to themselves and other students don't like them very much. Most kids are rich.

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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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