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4 College Junior

Technology: I use a home computer

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: Off-campus safety is, well, not safe. One of my housemates was robbed point of gun last year while walking alone. That being said, Drexel's public safety is everywhere, and they are always available to escort. Furthermore, walking in groups in a city like Philly is a good tactic. There's only so much one school can do to prevent unsafe situations in a big city.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Philly is known for good food, and you can always, always find something new.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The school overbooks its dorms, and they partner with some off-campus places to help alleviate the flood of freshman in the dorms. They also have a website dedicated to help students find off-campus housing. Plus, places around here are decently priced if you live with a few other people. (I've lived about six different places since freshman year, so I know from experience)

3 College Senior

Weather: We just had a pretty rough winter. It gets very cold here, and everyone gets used to it eventually. On the other hand, the summers are very hot. Basically, it's the transitional seasons that are the best for being out and about at Drexel.

5 College Senior

Transportation: It's a big city. You can get anywhere you want however you want. I recommend a bike.

3 College Senior

Academics: Bio majors have it rough, honestly. There is a lot of work and a lot of dedication required to do well. However, the co-ops give a nice break from classes, and then classes give a nice break from co-op. It's fast paced, and sometimes overwhelming, but it gives students the ability to manage time well and handle stress.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: At first, Drexel seemed like a shaky choice. I felt that I didn't have a place, but that was mostly getting used to the pace of a big city. It turns out that it is very easy to find friends and the academics are, for the most part, top notch.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Policies are in place, but most students live off campus and are outside the jurisdiction of the college campus anyway. Therefore, drug safety is more of an individual concern than a University concern. That being said, I do know a few friends who got nabbed for violating Drexel's alcohol policy, so I know that Drexel does enforce its rules. Still, most people are smart enough not to get in trouble for something like that.

3 College Student

Administration: The school allows you to have a social life.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I love living on campus, you can find anything nearby.

4 College Student

Academics: Academically, Drexel is a great school.

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really know anything about Off- campus housing.

3 College Student

Party Scene: You can rarely be bored.

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3 College Student

Health & Safety: Security is always there whenever you need them.

3 College Student

Technology: Wifi is slow but still works when needed.

2 College Student

Scholarships: I had a hard time receiving financial aid.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Theres a variety of food choices.

4 College Student

Transportation: It is fairly easy, convenient and cheap.

4 College Senior

Majors: BEing an international student i'm really scared of the job opportunities.

3 College Senior

Majors: I wish the co-ordinators were involved with student on a personal level to make sure that they are making the right decisions. Being an international students there are so many rules and regulations that one tends to get confused. Sometimes it takes away the attention from the studies and life.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Go to centercity for partying.

4 College Senior

Diversity: The inter nation student bodies are really active.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Scholarships for Graduate students are hard to come by.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Never seen a problem. Pretty laid-back. People have fun.

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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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