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5 College Junior

Majors: It is difficult to get into my major. Many females do not pick engineering as their major. Women are down-viewed by society. We are thought of as incapable of accomplishing what men can. But to be honest, as long as you have a great academic standard, you have chances of getting into the program regardless of your gender.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not very interested in Greek Life but I can affirm that they do great things, such as community service and that inspires other students to take part in making the community better.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm I stay in is like a miniature apartment. I have my own bathroom, stove, couch, kitchen, but not washer and dryer. It is spacious for one person. The dorm I live in is quite some ways from campus, but there is a free shuttle that picks me up and other students. The cost for this dorm is high but that's obvious because it is great. Housing process was easy. I got the dorm I wanted.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: My major is mathematics and it's fine. Drexel has rigorous courses for math majors. Basically, I will be taking a lot of math courses. The workload so far has been normal though. The classes are quite speedy. We are cramming everything in ten weeks. The faculty is awesome. They are nice and they care but they do not mess around. The internships are abundant for my major.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is great. There are many places for you to go and there is variety. It can be a little far walking to these places, but not that far or bad. The cost is regular. It is neither expensive or cheap. The best place for me is the Chipotle on Walnut Street.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Drexel University is only strict about things that matter like safety, academics, and student life. There is absolutely no drinking or drugs in the dorm. People smoke outside from time to time and that is fine. Visitation is easy. Anybody can visit for as long as they like anytime.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Drexel, in my opinion, really is not a party school. Most students are in the library. We are close to the University of Penn which is said to be one of the top party schools, so maybe some students go to those parties. I don't know.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not really sure how the Greek life works because I am not really interested in it. They live in their own houses a little ways from the school and from the other dorms. You really cannot even tell you is pledging Greek.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: City life is the best. There is always something to do here whether its on campus or not. There are many places to shop and eat. Plus, you get a variety of everything. There is something here for everybody.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Drexel has scholarships, but its sometimes hard to get them. There is a rigorous amount of work and paperwork you have to fill out to prove you need financial aid. Drexel is expensive and I didnt receive all of my aid.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety on campus, especially the dorms, is taken seriously. You always have to show your school i.d. to get into certain buildings. The only way to unlock your dorm hall is with your student i.d. And there is a guard at the desk 24/7, who also has to see your school i.d.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is good, but I don't see it as being worth it. You can buy your own food and cook your own meals for significantly less than a meal plan. If cooking isn't your thing, you won't be disappointed with the food. There are more choices than just the dining hall. There are other smaller locations where dining dollars can be used.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is expensive! It can also be hard to find something that is decent close by. I would say that most students try to move off campus. Parking is always difficult. Safety isn't too big of an issue unless you start looking past a certain point. The campus security patrols only a couple blocks off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know a whole lot about Greek Life. There are Greek housing options. Greek life really isn't much here.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Yeah, the biggest sport for Drexel is basketball and we are not even that great at it. There is a decent amount of school spirit, but it is nothing like other colleges. Joining intramurals is not easy unless you have a group of people to make a team of your own. On the other hand, the fitness/rec center is brand new and really nice.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia sports teams are a short train ride to the stadiums. There are plenty of stores on south street and the gallery. Old city is not too far. Penns landing. Bars and nightlife are everywhere as long as you're old enough.

3 College Senior

Athletics: This is not a football school but people will attend basketball games.

3 College Senior

Local Area: There are a lot of bars nearby but it is not in the safest area

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is fine, until you realize how incredibly expensive it is.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: We have one of the best campus security systems in the country. And partnered with Penn, which is the top in the nation, I feel extremely safe whenever I'm on campus.

5 College Senior

Majors: I was automatically accepted into my current academic program because of my high GPA throughout high school.

4 College Senior

Majors: I love my program. I learn about current events, what they really mean, and political players' motives behind their actions. Many of my classes include intense amounts of reading and writing, but the workload overall is manageable. The facilities are not terrible; however, they are being neglected as Drexel sets its sights on creating more appealing facilities for the other more popular majors.

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4 College Senior

Academics: Drexel is primarily an engineering school, then a business school. My major fits into neither of those categories, but I still feel challenging every single day. The quarter system upon which our schedule is based, is very challenging. It forces students to learn and retain knowledge very quickly while teaching us how to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. The professors, while often foreign, all have PhD's in their respective fields of study which results in intelligent class discussions.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: Philadelphia is an amazing city for an college student. There's always plenty to do, tons of great sights to see, and an insane amount of delicious restaurants! It's also a very laid-back city, so you never feel as though you don't look good enough. Furthermore, Philadelphia is a very open and accepting city with a thriving gay culture. It's the perfect place to fully embrace and develop yourself.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lot's of places to go- but it can get pricy

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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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