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2 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather effects campus bc you walk everywhere.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Its good for those interested

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not too much usage, but lot of people party.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You just have to find your friends.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Good computer access and if you have any problems the IT guys are always there to help.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are not great. It's all guys and a few sloppy girls, if that's what you are into. The Philly life is great and there's an abundance of public transportation.

2 College Freshman

Academics: There are some good professors that genuinely care about you. However, there are a lot of professors who clearly dislike Drexel and don't care about the class whatsoever. The workload is okay and manageable. The curriculum of my official major (bio) is meant to weed out people hard. The curriculum of the major I was supposed to be in (comp. sci.) hasn't changed in years...

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2 College Freshman

Academics: There's the co-op program that Drexel has. The catches that Drexel never tells their students are, you still pay Drexel while on Co-op and you are not guaranteed a paid job, let alone any job. You are going to fight for class spots because Drexel made a dumb decision of accepting way more people than they can even house. Good luck graduating when you are supposed to.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are cute guys here but most of them are into pretty white girls, just saying. The girls are just plain out stuck up. I saw a poor guy get snapped at just for complimenting a girl's hair.

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The administration is just plain out terrible. I was placed in the wrong major and I have been relentlessly trying to change my major for a year and a half now. They refuse to admit their system security hole and that incompetence I faced when I met with several useless advisers and administrative staff. I lost my scholarship along the way and I had to retract my case or else I get suspended. I wasted my time, money, and future on this corrupted school. This school is ignorantly unaware on how unhappy the student body is.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it. At first I didn't want to go here and the first year was tough but I am so glad I go to Drexel. I've had a lot of great experiences and learned a lot. I have amazing friends and have met some of my heroes through Drexel events and programs.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's there, it's easy to get and easy to participate in.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: You can get anywhere you need to go. Market street is right in the middle of campus so you can get on the subway. There is a shuttle that runs every half hour from Market and 34th to our center city campus which is free for students. Taxis are an option but usually students just take the subway because it's cheaper. The university has a program where you can rent Zip cars as long as you're over 18 which is 3 years younger than most rental cars.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have a football team. Our basketball team is apparently pretty great though. I know a lot of people who really like the intramural sports they participate in though. Our gym is excellent and only a few years old.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The cheap dorms (Towers) are awful, you meet a lot of people but there is barely any living space. Some freshman dorms, like Millennium and Race are great but have restrictions for the honors program and price. Upper classmen housing, like the new Chestnut Square are great though.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's great being in the city, there's always something to do. There are a lot of restaurants and movie theaters that offer student discounts. Philly sports teams will also offer discounts to home games. There are a ton of discounts at museums as well. We are also right next to UPenn so there's a good amount of interaction with them.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Drexel is pretty diverse. We have a lot of Asian students and international students. Most of the international students are attracted to our engineering program because that is what Drexel is known for, so there aren't very many in the smaller arts majors.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Drexel gave me the most aid out of the schools I applied to, but it is very expensive and most of the aid was merit based. After the first year I didn't receive work study anymore which was frustrating.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is getting much better, but still has some problems. The Hans is a terrible dinning hall but only freshman use it. North Side and Taco Bell are pretty good but can get repetitive. They're opening more restaurants and dinning halls in the next few years though.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We're number 3 in the country for campus safety. I walk home from friends dorms and computer labs in the middle of the night all the time and always feel safe despite being in the city.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Our campus is fairly strict but only on Freshman. Once you're an upperclassman you can pretty much do what ever you want. Some professors do take attendance more seriously than others though.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's Philly, there are a lot of options and a lot of pizza.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love a majority of my professors. They really know what they're talking about because most of them have worked in the industry. Registration has always been pretty easy; I've never had trouble enrolling in a class that I couldn't easily fix.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love being a film major here. It was rough the first year because I transferred in so I knew fewer people, but now I love most of the professors and the experiences I've had have been great. My friend who transferred to NYU said the programs are very similar and wished she had stayed at Drexel.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Technology: There are a lot of labs and and computers available. Printing will cost $.05 to $.1 per page but if you're honors or live in a building with printing it won't be a problem.

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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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