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Reviews 2437 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Philly and University city atmosphere is great.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Commute is not too bad on Septa and drops you right at 34th on campus and Lucy Loop goes throughout U city.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live in off campus housing and don't really know

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a lot of great places but all of them are off campus

College Freshman

Administration: I have never had any problems with 'strictness' on campus but then again I am 22 and commute to school.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Hard work and always busy, but well worth it

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Very challenging but we'll worth it!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Philly is a foodie city.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Philadelphia has great night life.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Administration: I do not live on campus.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I'm in a relationship so I don't pay attention to that.

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2 College Senior

Athletics: Having been very involved in athletics throughout high school and college I was disappointed by the opportunities to participate here. Since it is graduate school there is less time but I wish there were more chances to get involved.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe "on campus" referring to being within the Hahnemann building. I do not feel very safe if I have to stay there past dark since the area isn't the greatest where the hospital is located.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It was a large adjustment moving to a big city but after awhile it has grown on me and I am beginning to appreciate the opportunities that have been offered by Philadelphia as well as Drexel. I would definitely choose this school again although there are some complaints I have regarding the school and its administration.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Living in the heart of Philadelphia offers endless opportunities socially and academically. Whatever I am interested in doing there is something of that flavor and there is no reason to ever be bored here.

4 College Senior

Administration: Since I live off campus I do not experience the limitations offered by the dorms. In general, though, the campus security at Hahnemann is very friendly.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Many students are of a minority and I have never experienced an altercation that was racially or ethnically driven. Everyone in the student body is extremely respectful and accepting of one another.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The city offers an endless number of restaurants and eating options. Although it is definitely more expensive to eat out than grocery shop, it is a nice escape.

2 College Senior

Technology: Not only do we have to pay for printing but when we want to study in the Hahnemann library it is likely that the internet will not work. Extremely frustrating.

3 College Senior

Majors: The admissions process was relatively normal and it seemed easy enough to be accepted although I think in reality it is difficult to be accepted into this program with regards to statistics.

3 College Senior

Majors: I love the academic aspect of it, however the administration overall is grumpy and does not seem to care about us as students. They are more concerned with us as a number and getting the tuition in to them. Certain employees are invested in what actually happens to us but other than that it is clear that the staff does not care.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: Public transportation within the city is extremely available

College Senior

Campus Housing: Do not live on campus-live within city

College Senior

Greek Life: I am in graduate school where greek life is not available

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are enough options not to get bored but they could do more with student discounts.

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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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