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Reviews 2447 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is not the most welcoming. It is heavy on engineering, and as a non-engineering student I feel a bit pushed out. I am applying to transfer. The price tag is not worth the education.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm a freshman here and overall Drexel surprised me. I knew I would be happy here but I did not think I would be this happy. I'm happy with my social life and academics. I've joined clubs and extra circulars and It was an easy process to get involved. If I feel like I'm struggling my advisor is helpful, and my courses are interesting and not too hard to manage so far. It is true that people get "shafted" but I think the overall experience is worth that happening occasionally. The only thing I wish was better was the food. But housing, and everything else is great.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Typical crime, mugging, etc every other day

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are nice, some of the rooms can be improved

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety walks around, the police are right by the dorms, it's not bad.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, I've had a good experience at Drexel. I've liked all my classes and professors and made friends easily.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are small, and I personally was forced into a triple. The common spaces are more often than not dirty, the elevators always break down, there's roaches all over the place, I could go on forever.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life isn't the be all end all of student life on campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not involved in athletics at school, so I do not know much about it. However, I do use the gym and they have good, clean equipment and offer many group exercise classes.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academically, Drexel has so much to offer. I am a Music Industry major and there is so much available to me. The URBN center has allowed me to have access to MIDI labs, recording studios, as well as other media and music technology that are helping me further my education. The professors are easily reached and are always willing to help with anything I need.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Those in Greek life don't treat those that aren't in Greek life any differently.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I never hear about our sport teams except for squash. The recreation center is amazing and beautiful though!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's extremely expensive but the education is well worth it, especially if you make it your money's worth

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I personally do not pay much attention to the athletics at our school. I have been to a few sporting events, which I enjoyed and they were all very fun. I find the athletic facilities to be extremely nice for all students.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Drexel is the perfect fit for me. I love everything from the location and the volunteer opportunities to the unique dance/movement therapy program that I am currently in. The faculty and student body create a great environment.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Crime happens, we're in Philadelphia, but Drexel has an alert system that notifies all students when a crime happens/where it is. Drexel public safety also offers walking escorts to/from anywhere on and around campus so that you never have to walk alone if you aren't comfortable doing so.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a large variety of classes that you can take here at Drexel and endless things to learn about. Class sizes are average--unless it's a huge lecture you definitely have an opportunity to get to know your professor on a first name basis. Professors have been great so far.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: With the co-op program at Drexel, graduates have a foot in the door and are a few steps ahead of students with degrees from schools that lack the co-op program. With the opportunity to graduate having completed three different six month full-time internships, the likelihood of landing a good full time job right out of school is high.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: While I liked living on campus freshman year, it is too expensive to continue living on campus after it's required.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am part of Greek life here and it was one of the best decisions of my life! My chapter has brought me so many opportunities and people that I never would have met if I didn't join.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: While Drexel has a great division 1 athletics program with amazing facilities such as a huge recreation center, turf field, and more, Drexel students have almost no school spirit and almost no one goes to any sports games. (Without a football team, no one really cares about sports here...)

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Drexel because the location is amazing and I love all of the opportunities it holds for me. I would not change schools if I could do it all over again because I am definitely in the right place.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus and that is a big deal in west Philly!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Drexel is a school for oppurtunity and at least one of your prefessors has proabbaly been a huge sucess in your major and can help you find conections in the field.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most professors are very helpful if they see you are trying your best.

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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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