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5 College Student

Local Area: Philadelphia is amazing. There is always something to do either on campus, down town, or at other nearby schools.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Most Drexel students are not involved in greek life. It doesn't really work well in the city. It's there if you want it and there's no pressure if you don't.

3 College Student

Scholarships: It is honestly not enough and I am struggling just to finance my first quarter and it is only week 5.

4 College Student

Party Scene: There is always at least 10 parties going on from Thursday to Saturday nights. Girls go free guys are usually $5. There is an abundance of alcohol and some people over do it. There is only pressure to drink at frats, but most house parties are aware of how drunk party goers are and do their best to take of them.

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of food trucks that range in price and variety. The sit down restaurants are a little pricey.

4 College Student

Campus Quality: The majority of the building in my major a new and very nice. Freshman dorms are not that nice, and the 1 ply toilet paper is horrible.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Unless you want to pay $1000 a month for a decent place, you're a getting a rundown apartment or a converted victorian

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: As far as I know there is great off campus housing at very reasonable rates.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: They hold us to extremely high standards, but its not bad. It keeps us working hard.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of variety because we're in the city, also kind of expensive for a college kid's budget

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have a football team. Our big sport is basketball, but most students here didn't come here for the sports so a lot of people don't care much about it or any other sports. The kind of people that get into our school are the kind of people who don't really do sports.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: So much cheaper - especially having your own room. Many places are recently renovated and fairly nice to live in.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball gym is too small. Outdoor sports facilities are excellent, but Vidas is too far away for most students to be interested in attending.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Powelton parties busted wayyyyy too early, but no one typically gets in trouble for underage drinking at least.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Found that buying groceries and cooking for myself is infinitely cheaper. Dining Hall food is decent - except for needing to use the bathroom rather urgently after eating there...

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Internship is best part. Workload is usually decent, but nothing impossible.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Architecture Internships you have to land the job on your own. All are paid though which is great.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Found out really late in the year about being accepted.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Many people end up dating people from another school.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There is consistently something wrong every year with the way the set up your financial aid, but after nagging them they get it straightened out.

4 College Student

Diversity: There's basically every minority here, and there are plenty of clubs dedicated to cultures that you can join to meet with people of your minority

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of food trucks to choose from, generally it's not worth paying for food if you've got the dining plans, it's a waste of money.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: It's not a huge part on campus, not too many sororities to pick from in comparison to some other universities.

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3 College Student

Majors: I'm a psychology major in psych 111, although I didn't score high enough on my IB exam to gain college credit I find that my psychology class especially moves at an extremely slow and boring pace. I feel like IB prepared me to be ahead of the game, and I already know a lot of research etc.. that we are nowhere near discussing in class. In terms of research opportunities there's lots to do, lots of different professors to choose from, so in that aspect it balances out a little.

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4 College Student

Majors: Co-op is pretty good, I joined the 5 year program. You learn a lot about networking and applying your major in the real world, it prepares you for a real job.

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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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