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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Drexel's campus has blue emergency posts on almost every corner across campus. Wherever you see the blue light, you know that if you push the emergency button, campus police and public safety will be there within seconds. Public Safety officers are constantly patrolling the area around campus at all hours of the day/night. Not only does Drexel have the Drexel Police and Public Safety Officers, but since we are directly next to UPenn, we also have UPenn's Police, UPenn's Public Safety, University City Police, Septa Police and Philadelphia Police.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: Since Drexel is located in Philadelphia, the winter gets very cold. Being in the city provides alot of wind tunnels and shade, making it feel even colder in the winter months than it really is. During the summer, those wind tunnels benefit us when it is really hot and humid. The weather is usually a mix of sun and clouds with occassional rain showers but nothing as severe as a hurricaine or tornado.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The best part of Drexel would have to be the recreation center. Within this facility, there is an indoor track, swimming pool, basketball court, weightroom and a rock-climbing wall. The recreation center also features two squash courts that are used regularly. A big campus tradition is the midnight madness concert which is basically the concert to kickoff the Men and Womens basketball seasons since there is not a football team.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Since my mother primarily dealt with the financial aid, I did not see any problems with it. I do remember her saying that it is confusing at when the money becomes available and it is hard to accurately find out how much you will receive.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Due to the high cost of parking in a Drexel affiliated parking lot, alot of students will park throughout the streets of Philadelphia and just pay at the parking kiosk. The problem with the parking kiosk is that the parking authority is very strict and if you are even 3 minutes late to your car after your ticket expires, there is a very good chance you will have a ticket. Personally, I do not see a need to have a car on campus unless you are working and cannot walk. Everything is easily accessible by walking as well as taking various other methods of transportation such as the Drexel shuttle or Septa.

2 College Freshman

Technology: The wired network at Drexel is very fast. The wireless network, however, often creates alot of problems like kicking students out of it or taking a while to connect to.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have never seen drug use on campus. However, I do not live on campus, so I spend less time on campus than those who live there and I do not really know what goes on. Given the demographics of the school and the ease of access in our society in general, I would imagine there is some use.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not yet had an internship, but Drexel stresses hands-on learning. From what I have heard from other students, the number of options for internships (and clinical experiences for health professions) is enormous, and all of the experiences are very conducive to learning.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: My only concern is the cost of tuition - otherwise, I am happy with everything about the program. I know I chose the right school for me.

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College Sophomore

Technology: I have a laptop, so I have never used the school's computers.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have met people of different religions, races, and cultures. Everyone respects one another and learns about our differences.

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College Sophomore

Transportation: I choose to walk everywhere, because I know I can rely more on my feet than on the schedules of busses and trains.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I haven't heard anything about athletic teams since enrolling. However, the gym is very large and well-equipped.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have had a great experience with my housing. I live in a safe neighborhood in a beautiful apartment. However, the tradeoff is in cost. Because of where I chose to live for my safety and well-being, I pay a huge price in housing.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia is home to many colleges and universities. As a result, it is a young, vibrant city with many students and young professionals. There is great nightlife, and the restaurants are top notch. There are also different museums, including an art museum and a medical anomalies museum. Safety depends on where you go in the city. Be smart, and you'll be fine.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: My program has phenomenal professors, courses, and clinical experiences. We are properly prepared for the career from the minute we enroll. It is a lot of work, but it's worth keeping up.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The quarter system does not work for everyone, but I love it. The fast pace keeps me constantly reviewing, and I learn the material much more thoroughly.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got a very nicely sized scholarship, but the financial aid process was all done very close to the semester starting, meaning there were months in which I had no idea what my finances would look like during school.

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College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On the Center City campus, where I spend the majority of my time, I feel very safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There aren't a lot of places to eat, but the places that exists are okay.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Philadelphia has pretty typical mid-atlantic weather. It's unpredictable. As long as you dress in layers, you're usually fine.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is great at Drexel. SEPTA, the main form of public transportation has several modes of transportation fairly close to campus. The buses, trains, and subways generally run late and taxis ride through the campus frequently.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is there at Drexel but it is not overwhelming. They are involved and volunteer in the community but also hold parties in their downtime. If you are not apart of Greek Life, it is okay. There is a great balance between people that go Greek and those that do not.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Its contingent on who you hang out with. I'm a graduate student who doesn't live on campus so I cant really provide any worthwhile insight to this.

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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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