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Reviews 2460 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot and a huge variety of really tasty places around.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: It is too harsh on some things, and too lenient on others. I would prefer more strictness with noise, especially at night.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Area: Philadelphia is a great city, I haven't explored all of it yet, but I plan to.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus housing is pretty good, but extremely expensive, also, it's required for two whole years, which is a little much.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied through the common app, which was tedious but pretty straight forward. I got a decent amount of financial aid, considering the cost of attendance.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am in the graphic design program. We get a lot of work, specifically in design class, but I think it is all very necessary and useful. The curriculum is well-rounded. The facilities are very good--there is a huge computer lab with printers. There are plenty of work-study opportunities available.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I dont really know. I've never been to a party nor plan on ever going to one.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If the financial aid with this school wasn't giving me such a hard time, I'd be more content.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The admin is okay. I have more problems with it than not but I dont have much to compare it with.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you're not greek it doesnt really matter or affect you much.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of my friends are in intramural sports and they take it pretty seriously

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I literally hate dealing with financial aid and this school. They are taking way too long doing my verification and I need to start classes but they don't care.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From what I've heard with my friends they find it fairly easily but it is somewhat expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are small and they don't clean the bathrooms every day so it can get a little gross in there.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm only 1 term in so it's a bit hard to tell but from what I've been looking at online it seems hard to find job opportunities.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: I love it here in Drexel and I love that it's right next to the city allowing us students to have fun going off campus.

2 College Senior

Campus Quality: The library here sucks.

There's a lot of concrete everywhere and Drexel's really good at performing construction on everything, every single year, even if it's recently been erected. I'm not quite sure what look they're going for, aside from the large grey building look?

The athletic center is amazing. I'd say it's the best part about the school.

The chemical engineering labs are pretty antiquated. The chemistry labs are pretty antiquated as well.

The concerts they have here for Spring Jam and etc are great.

There aren't many campus activities and the events and traditions are...okay. I mean it would help a lot if they had more popular varsity sports.

5 people found this useful Report
1 College Senior

Scholarships: I'm rating it the worst simply because Drexel costs so much and so you would expect the financial aid process to be a lot simpler and easier to deal with.

They've changed how they bill halfway through my time here and that made some things difficult for my friends with payment plans.

Scholarships are hard to get after you've already enrolled (though it may also be like that at other schools) yet the school is ready and willing to bombard your mailbox with donation pleas after you graduate.

Financial holds have been placed on my account when loans were in the process of being disbursed simply because it didn't match up with their payment schedule and so I'd have to speak with financial aid reps multiple times to solve problems.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Philly has some really good food. Some people from New York or New Jersey will tell you otherwise but I feel that if you separate biases that exist due to where you grew up you'll admit that we have some really damn good food here. If you don't like on-campus food there are some awesome restaurants in center city and even some cool ones on Penn's campus.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: ...girls here...the girls here are....they're "meh"

I'm sure women would describe the men at Drexel the same way LOL.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: I've grown up in Philly my whole life and while I would never ever ever live in Philly because I like not paying an arm and leg for everything I own (including my house) I think it's a great city to have fun in.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: The basketball team at Drexel is great, but there really isn't a huge sports atmosphere at this school which kind of sucks.

I'm giving it such a great rating because their gym is really top notch. I love how big it is, how many weights there are, the fact that it has an indoor track, basketball court, and swimming pool. Truly I think this is the best part of Drexel.

3 College Senior

Administration: Drexel can be really strict about some stupid stuff-- like responding to automated emails inappropriately and putting someone on disciplinary probation for a year. This in my mind is stupid and is a waste of resources.

However they're pretty lenient when it comes to alcohol use in dorms as long as you're not a belligerent jerk. I mean, obviously if you tell an RA that you're drinking they will tell you to stop and may confiscate it or bring it to notice of higher authorities, but it all depends on how responsible you are being with it.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think that Drexel does a pretty good job of providing escorts to students walking through bad parts of West Philly to get to class at times. Public Safety takes threats seriously and they do their jobs well. I don't have any huge complaints, but I wouldn't say it's the BEST EVER, because a lot of students who live close to, but not on campus, are victims to robberies quite often.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: When my friends were staying in campus housing, Drexel was very different. A lot of the new buildings have been built in the past two or three years. Since it has been about four years since my friends stayed in campus housing I cannot say much about how it is now.

However from what I remember, the cleanliness of some of the places was questionable-- mainly Calhoun and Towers and Kelly. However Millenium was very clean and the buliding next to Calhoun near Northside was clean as well.

Students were different depending on which dorm building you went to. Millenium was kind of boring and uptight at times. Kelly was really fun-- the students were really outgoing and happy. Calhoun was kind of...grungy. Towers was fun, but a little too messy for me.

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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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