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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: We have some green centers which always attract a crowd on sunny days. Campus facilities, library and labs are great. Great recording studio and radio station. Lot's of places to go out and meet new people. U of Penn right next to us and we have lots of clubs and org to be able to join. Lot's of apptmt buildings for both on and off campus housing.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: We have one of the best radio stations. Lot's of good facitlites on campus. We have inner city living but feel safe with the security all around us. much night life and diversity and culture all around. Great place to network and meet all kinds of people. Excellent staff and professors. And Coop.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school has a lot to offer...it is growing and has many new buildings and facitlities. My music industry major is one of the best in the county and has great profs. Lot's of opportunities to meet all aspects of the industry and recording studios are great too. Coop will allow me to advance my career. Many diverse students with all kinds of background which I also like.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't partake other than when a few friends who are in a frat or sorority have a party, I may drop by.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Lots' to do, sports, recreation and culture. Lot's of bars and night life, but have to learn your way around transportation system.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love LeBow College of Business. All the professors and are experienced and thoughtful. I enjoy going to class and learning from them. Its intense at times but teachers are always willing to help.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Drexel has a co-op system which allows students to take 3 or 1 six month internships while in school. They count as credits and also pay (depending on employer). The internships range from big companies so small ones. Students are able to get co-ops abroad and create their own. There really isn't any boundaries when it comes to internships because its what Drexel is known for.

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: Drexel is big on IT. It was one of the first to bring Mac into the classroom. I like to take hand written notes so I allowed to do that but a lot of assignments are done via online.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Its pretty good but I enjoy buying my own food and dining on my own time. The cafeteria staff can be moody which is frustrating when we pay the amount of tuition.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So many cute spots to take family when they visit and other options for late night eats. So many different options and places to try.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Frustrating to find a good spot when your in a rush. The parking authority is tough too. Always giving out tickets.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia- SO MUCH TO DO!

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transit is limitless. I've taken all of the options and get where I need to go. I also had my car which was great for adventures to the beach!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing varies where you are. Some places are gross and cheap and great for people who wanna host parties. Others are brand new but come with a price tag. Most are in great location but if not, there's always public transit.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: We experience all of the seasons so depends on what you like. I enjoy seeing the seasons and the fun events in the city

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I enjoy all the people I have met. Social scenes at Drexel are small but it just means you get to see the same faces and be comfortable around your friends. The guys are gentleman and never felt concerned for my safety when going out with them. They also know how to have fun and be serious.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its hard to find something well priced and safe in West Philly. If you're looking to live close to campus expect to pay around 750-900. The further away, the cheaper but also the closer you get to the projects and Spring Garden..

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Its Philadelphia, there is ALWAYS something to do!

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a greek member I enjoy the opportunities it has given me. I have discovered more of who I am and what I am capable of. I enjoy the community service, social events, and the sporting activities. I have made life long friendships and have been able to succeed at my school with the help of my greek members. We are a support system and enjoy working together. Greek life is a small percentage of our school and people not in it may not seem to be missing much because we live in the city and there is so much for people to do, but they miss out on some unique opportunities that they would never know about.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I became aware of what drugs can do to me and what their consequences are if I were to take part. We live in a large city where the students have access to many different substances so keeping us safe can be presented has as difficult. Its apart of college to try new things and experiment with different experiences. People can consumed into peer pressure but Drexel also has a lot of smart students who want to do well and prosper and that that is the first thing they consider before putting themselves in harm or in a bad situation

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: City school. lots to do

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Hard curriculum, but worth it

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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.

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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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