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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The drexel shuttle is free with your student idea and can take you to center city which is where most people shop or hang out but it does not run on weekends. Septa runs to center city as well but prices for that has increased

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Great diversity I don't really see a dominating presence of a certain ethnic group around campus although the engineering department definitely is dominated by asians

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety has never been an issue for me. Drexel's public safety usually patrols at night and you can even call for an escort if you are afraid of walking off-campus or to your dorm alone. As for health, the fact that the health center is closed on the weekends is quite worrisome

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you venture onto Penn's campus you find more options if you get tired of the options at Drexel and center city isn't too far away if you get tired of the food options from Penn's campus

3 College Freshman

Weather: When it's winter it's freezing, when it's summer you're sweating. Have had about 4 snow days this winter term.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in one of the older buildings which is just a dorm for two. A typical dorm. It has a great friendly atmosphere compared to suite living where people keep to themselves.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm a freshman so off campus housing isn't really what I'm looking at right now. I'm also in greek life intending on living in the house next year. I have been to numerous off campus housing though which are very nice and reasonable.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit here is not big at all, if anything it's a problem. The only somewhat attended sport is basketball. I think the lack of school spirit comes from the fact that we do not have a football team like most schools

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drexel has a 0-tolerance policy, but most students find away around it. If you're looking for it, you can find it, if you're not looking, no one will expect you to take part.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Other than the guest policy (you can sign 3 guests in at a time, including other Drexel students, and you must sign them out after in order for them to get their ID back), the dorms are pretty nice. The free laundry is a great perk.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic center is really nice looking and has fairly new equipment.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I go to parties. My friends are mature and take care of each other.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I live in an apartment.

4 College Senior

Majors: I was a biology major thinking I wanted to be pre-med.

Drexel worked with me to move into environmental science.

4 College Senior

Majors: I have a relationship with my environmental professors. The other general ed type professors--well, I often don't do as well. I have gone to Costa Rica 2 times as a student and researcher. I don't know if that would have been possible at another university. I also have been able to have a work study with researchers on campus.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't care one bit about greek life.

4 College Senior

Local Area: It is all here in Philadelphia! If you don't visit all the museums, go to the best concerts, take part in Philly events... then you missed out..

5 College Senior

Scholarships: I am thankful for any support and Drexel recognizes quality high school students and wants them. I think it means alot to a university to accept students who will stay with them the entire 4-5 years. I'm in for 5 years! Thank you Drexel for scholarship and grant support.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: You can find whatever you want to meet your style. I'm more vegetarian but I do eat some meat...there are lots of options. Drexel is adjacent to Pennsylvania University so there are many many local eating places that love students!

3 College Senior

Transportation: I ride my bike. I live about 1.5 miles from my classroom buildings. The public bus is very circuitous and it just takes tooooo long. But, the weather has been really bad this winter session. So, I walk alot and it is miserable. When I have an evening class after 9PM I take the bus home but is it takes time.

4 College Senior

Diversity: This is an urban campus. Very large. We integrate well in work for classes. Socially we are segregated. Frankly, the I go to music events, I'm environmentally involved, most of the students I socialize with seem to be caucasian-USA born. There are many students from India at Drexel. Again, after class, we just don't socialize.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Its an expensive school .

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

4 College Freshman

Transportation: It's very easy to get on a train or Bolt Bus at 30th St, and the Greyhound station or Airport are accessible with public transport or a taxi, but it's hard to carry luggage on the subway.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you room in Towers, expect to be very uncomfortable. Three people in a slightly-above-average room is definitely one too many.

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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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