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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.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, I do love being at Drexel. The quarter system is very helpful that it constantly keeps you on your toes and does not allow you to settle into a grove. You constantly have to be aware of your classes and such because exams and major assignments come quickly. Professors do care for their students and do not want to see them fail but it is definitely the students responsibility to seek the help they need.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My career prospects is dictated with how well I doing undergraduate in order to get into a great medical school. What I learn at Drexel, I do not know how much it will translate into medical school, but I definitely can say that the quarter system definitely will help me in my future.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety sometimes is an issue with being located next to Mantua and Powelton Village. Generally feel safe when walking on campus but rarely leave my dorm building at night.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really enjoyed living in my dorm. I was able to cook my own meals and have enough space that I didn't feel like my roommates and I were living on top of each other. Overall, I really enjoyed Van R even though it is the furthest dorm from classes

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally, there is nothing good or bad that I can say about greek life. It is just something that isn't for me.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Overall, academics sometimes overshadow the athletics of the university. The gym is a great facility; however, it does get extremely crowded on some days with the number of students that attend the university. We are a very athletic school and sometimes the facility should have been bigger.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Over the past year I have learned a lot. My classes have pushed me academically as a student but I leave with an increased knowledge of the subject. The professors are very dedicated to the craft and share their enthusiasm with their students.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The bad courses are usually required courses and are often taught by underpaid adjuncts who only kind of understand the curriculum or senile tenures who can't form complete thoughts without forgetting where they are. Everybody has to take classes like these, but the majority of the classes you take will be pretty good, and electives are usually really enjoyable and low stress.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There is a big focus on co-op from day one, so the school is pretty much required to help you get that first internship before you graduate, and alumni are generally very helpful as well. Some of them go on to start their own businesses and hire their underclassmen. The only draw back is that it is a huge university, and there are thousands of students all looking for internships at the same time and not nearly enough jobs for everybody to have a valuable and relevant internship experience, so some people end up with really lame internships that just barely qualify as a co-op, like tech support, unpaid graphic designer, or TA. They will, however, make sure that your experience is accurate to whatever was advertised (to some degree).

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There is a lot of effort put into making the campus look safe, but in my experience the campus security varies greatly in their competency. Some are good, others are a bit clueless. The claim their response time is 30 seconds, but sometimes it takes them 30 minutes to send someone to walk you home at night when your dorm is only four blocks away and the security office is two.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Overpriced by a lot, but pretty good compared to other schools dorms. Lot of variation in quality though. The oldest dorm is from 1965 and it was meant to be temporary but they never got rid of it. It's crap. The newest dorm is less than a year old, very very nice, but very expensive.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Most of the year it's easy to forget about them unless you are a party-goer but most people at this school are not. But then St. Patrick's day happens and suddenly they are intolerable for 24 hours. But Drexel does have a very strict no-hazing policy that Greeks seem to respect and embrace, and they're generally not too exclusive about who they accept. Some frats have had sexual assault investigations though.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: If I didn't care about the money, it would be fabulous. As it is, President Fry has an unquenchable expansionist greed. They keep raising tuition to build build build but there haven't been any improvements to the dining center (22 health violation citations last year) or any of the crummy, over-priced dorms. Recently Drexel has been taking aim at the food trucks and independent housing in the city through legal means, that they feel are stealing their customers instead of just using their billions to fix what they already have. It's the 16th most expensive school in the country. How dare they try to force us to pay for their crap by making it illegal not to.

Money aside, the people are great, the classes are usually good, the technology is really top-notch for the digital media majors, and the professors for the most part are very genuine and invested in our success. It's just the administration that literally everybody hates.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't ever go to the dorms or use amenities

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a great school as long as you have teacher that cares. Most of the teachers are helpful and organized. A few teachers have shown lack of concern for students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are strong in their field of work and are passionate about what they are teaching. The average class size is about 18 students but general education lectures can be much large with anywhere from 100-250 students in a single lecture. Professors are very willing to work with students outside of class hours and course load can be heavy due to the short 10 week terms but is generally manageable.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The co-op aspect of Drexel gives students a lot of competitive edge in the work force and trains students to have high quality interview skills. There are many opportunities on campus to find internships and research/lab positions. Drexel has a strong academic reputation.

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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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