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4 College Freshman

Weather: Even if the weather is bad, i.e. raining or snowing, the walks to class are all very short from most dorms and a small umbrella covers your bases.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Most RAs don't care if you break the drug or alcohol policies as long as you don't stink up the place. Campus police is usually only involved if they hear screams.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't joined a sorority, but it also hasn't had much of an impact on my life. You do get a chance for less expensive housing, though.

3 College Freshman

Academics: If you are in the engineering program, expect large classes and lots of group projects. Also, be aware that certain professors or TAs will be more or less lenient, so someone doing the same amount of work in a different class may have a different grade. A lot of the Architectural Engineering co-op (internship) opportunities at Drexel are really Civil Engineering positions, so expect to be doing something that wasn't quite what you may expect. After the first quarter you get to assign your own workload when you register, so always keep in mind how much YOU can do without being overwhelmed, and try to keep in mind which classes will need more work when thinking about how much time you will have left for studying.

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3 College Student

Administration: they are very strict on alcohol and drugs.

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3 College Student

Health & Safety: The campus safety is readily available. The health center is under qualified.

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4 College Student

Drug Safety: The school is strict about drugs and alcohol.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: there are many options throughout philadelphia

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5 College Student

Scholarships: I received a good amount of academic money

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: it can either be great and safe at a high cost or unsafe and rundown for very cheap

3 College Student

Greek Life: its neither prominent nor nonexistent

5 College Student

Technology: As an engineering school, the students have access to top of the line technology.

4 College Student

Party Scene: there are usually things happening every weekend. If not a party, theres the whole city to explore.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are friendly and social but not very clean

5 College Freshman

Technology: Not a lot of classes depending in what type accept technology use. But a lot of the classes do

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Like I said previously it's a really open and free community. There is a lot of different people from different places all over campus. You also have so many opportunities to interact with these people.

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5 College Freshman

Weather: Campus keeps up pretty well on the weather, like salting the sidewalk.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The library is pretty chilled. The bathrooms are always clean, that's basically it. There's a place for commuters to hang called the commuter hall.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There's a lot of opportunities to meet a lot of nice people on campus. There is also a lot of class opportunities even if you aren't that major. You get plenty of time to make friends with those who are different ages and majors, which is always fun learning what different people are studying.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I have only been a few times to campus dining hall, the food was good I guess. Just took a awhile to actually get there. There is a few restaurants on campus that have really good food like Drexel Pizza

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's usually not any campus crime that is really bad we have a issue with crime near our campus but on Penns campus

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's not any relevant drug use.... At least I don't think so, I don't live on campus so I wouldn't really be sure

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really party, I work Part-Time off campus and go to classes all morning

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it the professors are nice for the most part. I love being in the heart of philadelphia. I also love the accessibility and ease of transportation to anywhere in the city.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Well because my campus is near center city theres a lot to do. In philadelphia tourism is big more towards center city so there is a bunch to do. Shopping eating everything really

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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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