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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.

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.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I commute, so I'm not really around for the party scene.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you stay on campus there are always safety officers around, even if they are a bit distracted. Be careful once you go past their bounds, though.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are more options now that Chestnut Square opened, but everything anywhere near campus is very overpriced. I advise buying a shopping cart to trek to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods or having your parents bring you food.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: While my experience with the aid office was good, I realize that many other students have problems getting aid, and tuition is very high. They recently changed the billing schedule, which should help many people, and the minimum GPA for most scholarships was also lowered last year.

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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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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