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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really partake in the activities, but hearing from my friends that do, they enjoy it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Drexel is an amazing university that encourages growth

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's pretty self-regulating. People can get away with it if they don't overdo it. Know your limits.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Between the Philly police, Drexel's police, Penn's police, and UCity's police, as well as Public Safety, the campus is extremely secure. Just tread carefully further west and north.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It really depends on what you value. I can look past the dining and housing. The education is satisfactory, the social experience is great, and the food trucks are also good. Most classes are large lectures(200+), then smaller labs and recitations. The professors are usually very good, yet the TAs I was assigned were less helpful than my peers. The TA for my CHEM101 recitation seemed to think we were in kindergarten still. He was no help.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Co-op, co-op, co-op. We have career fairs and speakers all the time, we also have the top co-op program I have ever heard of. With the possibility of 3 co-ops, it gives you an edge for work experience over nearly everyone else.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Cockroaches, occasional water shutoffs in the morning, gross carpeting, horrible lighting, and over priced. The most expensive housing options are campus housing. The cheapest option is greek housing, but then you need to pay dues as well. The campus-affiliated are cheaper for the least expensive units, but they are not connected to the financial aid plans.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The sororities are the only ones who actually organize philanthropy events. The frats just tag along and help out. As for getting in, you just have to be reasonably well liked. However, if you want to get into a party, you had better know someone on the inside if youre not in.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Drexel doesn't even have a football team... However, the basketball team and wrestling team are pretty good. Club rugby is also very popular. Our rec center was voted Philadelphia's top gym.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When I went for Accepted Students Day, they really amped up the campus. They made it seem like everything, everywhere was top-notch. Yet we find cockroaches in our dorms regularly, the dining hall had 9 food born illness violations in one day, and the TAs are practically useless. However, the professors, advisors and IT is very helpful. I applied for a leave of absence for personal reasons, and it seemed like there was absolutely no communication between departments. I still like Drexel overall. The atmosphere and the people are great, and in the end the inconveniences are outweighed by the quality of the education.

4 College Junior

Academics: My biology professors have been great. It is hard to get into research but the graduate students need jobs so I accept that. The curriculum is heavy, make sure you do well freshman year to have a good starting point. Registration gets better as you grow in the ranks as an upper clansman. Annoying that the "varsity" players get first pick even though they aren't even good. The library really needs work and more outlets...

5 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting! Great to see.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Everyone drinks, but the drugs vary. Just dont get mixed up the the crowd!

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public safety doesn't get enough credit! Thank you for all that you do.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I met so many great people and teachers here at Drexel. I believe that they need to shape up the Physics department (sorry guys). And PLEASE GOD fix the library. I often go to Penns library and thats embarrassing.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: You need the Co-op. It will give you a taste of the real world and allow you to network.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: When I lived in Race, we had a blast! The other dorms are not as good. Deffinitely live in race if you can. RACE 9 FOR LIFE

4 College Junior

Greek Life: The social atmosphere has been toned down because of the rules that Drexel has put in, but otherwise Greek life is fun and you meet your best friends here!

3 College Junior

Athletics: I wish we had a football team! Most of the games are away for the sports teams that are good at Drexel. The basketball team NEEDS TO STEP UP THEIR GAME.....

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have a very heavy course load as a Biology major and I think the quarter system is too fast for me. But a lot of people succeed here!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. If there is ever a robbery near by we get alerts that let us know what s going on. No matter the time there is always security around campus ensuring our safety. Certain buildings even have security guards inside after certain hours.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love going to my classes mostly because my teachers are so into what they teach. My classes right now are very basic and get little boring at times, but I know I am gaining a good foundation for what is to come.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have heard nothing but good things from the school and upperclassmen about jobs when we graduate. I am a little nervous it is just all talk. I have a fear that my co-op will not go as planned and that I will be stuck.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have never been a huge fan of Greek life. I feel thet at my school there are other opportunities to succeed for the future and gain connections for the industry I plan on going into. Greek life does not consume my school, but I alway hear something about rushing and events. It is definitely important for many people that attend school here.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Coming from a high school that was all about school spirit, Drexel was a hug change. My roommates and I have attended a few soccer and basketball games and have noticed that they are not very popular. Not many show their support but the few that do bring their a game Drexel spirit! The athletic center on the other hand is amazing. It is one of the best gyms in the city. It is always clean- minus the smelly bathrooms- but the staff is always around and cleaning.

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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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