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2 College Freshman

Administration: Even as a student who lives in one dorm, visiting another is a hassle at best, a barrier at worst. Freshman dorm guests can't leave without signing in and out with ID. Upperclassmen campus housing is outrageously strict requiring state ID even for Drexel Students. Can ruin a night. Desk monitors are rude and I've never seen one smile.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you put in the effort and follow up with e-mails and phone calls, you should be good.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frats- sexual assault central

Sports teams- pathetic

House parties- 100 drunk freshman with the cops there by midnight

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1 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus dining at Drexel is absolutely abysmal. You are at the mercy of Sodexo, a multinational corporation with a reputation for making low quality food out of low quality ingredients. Food at the Hans is worse than hospital food, it its boring, bland, greasy, and gets cold by the time you can get everything you need to your (dirty) seat. Staff are indifferent, and who could blame them, their employers SUCK.

The hours of the Hans (the only standard dining hall) are ridiculous and not suitable for anyone other than perhaps a senior living home. Want a meal past 8 on weekdays or 7:30 on the weekends? Too bad. Staff start closing stations over an hour before official closing time, so if you're hoping for dinner get there before 6. Lines get crazy.

Stations are limited on holidays, even though resident students still live and eat there every day.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Race Street Residence as a freshman. The suites were great and I loved having my own bathroom. The only downside was that the freshman dorms are really far from classes. There's also relatively little social interaction with other suites because of the secluded nature of having your own bedroom, bathroom, and living space. Most students keep their doors closed and it's hard to meet other people even if they live on your floor.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is still close to campus and a lot cheaper than Drexel affiliated housing.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants in University City and also in Center City. There are plenty of options.

3 College Student

Administration: As long as you're smart about what you're doing, you won't get in trouble.

4 College Student

Scholarships: If you find that you did not get the amount of aid that you need, appeal for more and give good reasons why you think you need/deserve more, and you'll usually get it.

4 College Student

Party Scene: It's getting a lot better. Sometimes there are dull nights, but overall the party scene is great.

3 College Student

Campus Food: A lot of people complain about the Hans, but it could be worse. Some days it is great, other days it is awful. The employees are rude.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: The dorms have a great sense of community. It is easy to make friends that live on your floor.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Some pricy and some affordable.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Usually there is great nightlife in the city.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: On campus foods are okay. Local restaurants have more options.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I personally don't live on campus, I compute. However, most students say it's okay.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics here are well respected, however don't get much funding.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's a few housing options to chose from off campus. However, it is very expensive.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's not much around and its fairly expensive.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It has been an ongoing process that never seems to end and keeps being dragged on.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not much goes on during the weekends.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: All the eating places under our meal plan are bad and all the places that are somewhat good need to be paid for out of pocket.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are very small and don't provide the best furniture. No one on our floor interacts with one another. Housing is far from classes.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not a lot of people attend sports games

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is better than on-campus

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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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