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4 College Senior

Athletics: Honestly, I would say that the average student at Drexel is not very involved in athletics. There is no football team, but the basketball team is fairly popular. The squash facilities are renowned, and Drexel often hosts tournaments. There are a number of intramural/club sports available.

Some people are crazy about the sports teams, but I would say that most are not.

4 College Senior

Administration: Alcohol and drug use is very very strictly enforced. They will not hesitate to expel you if you are caught. At orientation, the administration really tries to scare students into not breaking these rules. They are also very serious about sexual assault.

Other than that, social life and campus life is pretty lax.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Drexel is REALLY expensive. I mean, insanely expensive. However, most students are offered merit based scholarships renewable each year. Mine is nearly 10K per year. There are a number of other school based scholarships available. The federal aid process here was easy. I did have to provide tax returns and W-2's, but in the end they took care of me. After aid, however, you may still need help paying for the first year. Private loans or gifts from family may help. After your first two years, you'll get to start co-op. Co-op jobs almost always pay, and depending on your major, pay well. If you apply most of your co-op pay to tuition, you may be able to cover it without too many private loans. Work study is also abundantly available if you qualify.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The food trucks are the best place to eat. Wahoo's across from main is good, but expensive. The Hans is gross, and if you don't have a meal plan, it's expensive. Vegitate is overrated, but they have some options if you are a vegetarian/vegan. The food trucks are the best option for your taste buds and your wallet.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: some areas are worse than others

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3 College Student

Administration: As long as you follow the rules and are smart about our actions, you will be fine.

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3 College Student

Party Scene: kind of stinks. parties get shut down around 12:30/1.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: Northside can get boring.

Could use a little more variety.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: Conveniency to classes good.

Food right next to dorms.

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Evo and The Summit offer a ton for students.

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Philadelphia has so many restaurants to offer.

3 College Student

Administration: There is a zero tolerance policy for all you potheads

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3 College Student

Party Scene: There are some house parties, but they get lame.

4 College Student

Scholarships: If you need it, you usually get it!

4 College Student

Campus Food: Quick and easy access to all of your options

3 College Student

Campus Housing: It's pretty steep for what it is.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Co-ops have been a great experience. Overall I think Drexel is a good school, but not a great one.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: More finance classes are needed and the times they are available needs to be increased.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm hoping that my co-op experiences will make me more appealing to prospective employers.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: OK, but nothing to write home about.

3 College Junior

Administration: I've never had a problem.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Had no problems in the beginning, but this year with the change over to quarterly billing its been a nightmare. I got short changed and they don't care. Also is virtually impossible to talk to an actual person who works for Drexel and not a third party.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: No longer take a food plan. I cook my own.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are average. Twice had to get out of two different dorms due to sprinklers going off and causing damage. Social atmosphere is fine. Convenient to classes. Housing process is fairly easy to navigate.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Philly has a great food scene

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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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