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Reviews 2410 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Junior

Majors: I really enjoy the program, I'm learning a lot.

5 College Junior

Majors: Drexel focuses on coops to promote student engagement in real life jobs. This is great to help prepare students for the real world and to help us know we are in the right majors or possibly just the right area of our major.

College Junior

Parking: I take public transportation to school each day. The couple of times I have had to park, I've noticed it isn't always easy and can be a little expensive.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off-campus, but not near school. As a non-traditional student, I already had an apartment.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Being in a large city, it is good to see that safety is a top priority. There is frequently campus police visible, especially after dark. Even though there are often a lot of crimes committed in the city, I feel relatively safe on campus.

3 College Junior

Technology: The computers are fairly average on campus. They accomplish the needs of students who don't bring their laptops.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Drexel has a strict alcohol and drug use policy

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Obtaining off campus housing is somewhat a hassle

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Philadelphia is amazing bubbling with historical museums and attraction. However it may not be the most safest but the locals are usually helpful if you approach the right person. You have a bunch of places to shop and there are a lot of activities going around. Transportation out of downtown might be a problem and the subways could use some improvement but they too are pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Cars are usually not required as the campus is well connected. However if you need to get to Walmart which is out of town, then it is a bit of a hassle.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The only con about Drexel is it's Meal Plan. It's costly for the kind of food that we get, but at times when it is thanksgiving or Halloween the food is really good. There are no late night options in the dining center however the North-side hall has some decent variety of food available that are usually not covered much in the meal plan.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: You won't much problem getting financial aid if you have the merit.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not predominant in Drexel but they do have their fair share.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Drexel is one of the up and coming schools with constructions and improvement within structures taking place all around. I would choose Drexel because of the Co-Op program, the STAR Reseach, independent student research projects as early as freshman year and my friends from all around the world. Drexel has a lot of opportunities as well as resources (eg. SCDC) to get involved and clubs such as ISU, Freethought Society, Sierra Club, Circle K etc.., that are just amazing!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining around drexel is amazing! You can get the best sushi in Kabuki or Hans Dynasty, Indian in Sitar (it is pretty decent) and chinese can be ordered using a 'Drexel Pin' for door delivery. If you like to cook for yourself, you can get grocery from 40th street (which is about 3-5 blocks away from the campus) and there is also a theater nearby.

College Freshman

Parking: I usually use public transport and don't own a vehicle.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not much of a party person but a friend of mine usually goes to parties on Friday and Saturday and it is usually a good one. I was once walking to my dorm at 2 AM in the morning and the road was pretty crowded even though it was a week day.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There a lot of traditions in Drexel but it lacks in green space but this scenerio is improving. The athletic and student center are amazing. The library is small and it is usually better to go to the UPenn library if you want to do extensive research, however for freshman year Drexel library would do.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: You'd have a lot of opportunities to yourself out there and communicate with other people especially if you're an engineering major. Drexel is constantly improving it's facilities. Everybody would be willing to help you if you ask and the teachers range from extremely straightforward to extremely outgoing and funny but everyone of them will always help you out if you have any problem. Drexel also has the ACE center were you can find a lot of tutors to help you out if you are struggling with your subject. In addition to this, Drexel has a lot of learning communities, example Energy Learning Community, ExCiTe learning community that can really help you in finding opportunities. Apart from this,there is a special escort service available(especially if you want to your home/dorm at night).

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You can really put your self out there in the dorms and you won't feel awkward especially if you are a learning community. However, the dorms could a bit more cleaner but apart from then, the RA's are always willing to help you out with any problem.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Drexel has one of the best security in the country. However from my observation there were was a extra risk of getting robbed if you are more than 4 blocks away from the dorms, but the campus is always safe.

5 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are extensively available, however sometimes there might be a slight accommodation problem. The IRT center can help you solve almost all issues with your PC. WiFi is amazing if you have the specific recommended settings.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drexel has strict drugs and alcohol policy.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Drexel is one of the most diverse colleges.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Drexel is one of best schools especially when it comes to co-op. There are lot of constructions going on to improve the experience in college. The professors are amazing!

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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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