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3 College Sophomore

Administration: They are okay as long as you're not doing anything illegal.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Funding is difficult because Drexel is so expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are always parties to go to. They may not always be fun, but there is always somewhere to go.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a lot of places to go to eat and they always have room.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are beautiful, easily accessible and state of the art. However nobody really pays that much attention to sports accept Women's Basketball and Squash. Drexel hosts the annual US Open Squah Tournament.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Where I live off-campus is pretty convenient,but it was definitely hard finding a nice place that didn't refuse undergraduate students and didn't charge an arm and a leg rent every month.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I eat out more than I should and I definitely visit the same places repeatedly as a regular, however there are ample new places to try!

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Drexel is really intensely strict when it comes to drug and underage alcohol use, they basically kick you out if caught. As for protests, they are basically non existent and not because students don't try! Drexel breaks the liberal spirit and just wants the moolah, even if that means going against the population's wishes.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I'm considered "Independent" on FAFSA which makes my financial aid situation both unique and trying. Drexel Central can be very helpful, but it has also been a pain in my booty at times! Fortunately the people in there are really nice and understanding. Unfortunately Drexel just wants as much money which is why I have filled out for so many scholarships.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not really a partier but I do like to have a good time with friends. Drexel parties just make me bored and they get shut down before they even start basically, but luckily Philly has a really great nightlife!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The school provided options are mostly meh, but if you're kosher the Chabad Serving Drexel does a really good Kosher plan and if you aren't then the food trucks are where it's at!!! Cucina Zapata is Awesome!!!!! And Happy Sunshine is so good that your breakfast made at home will never be up to par again! :)

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Drexel continually builds and updates their housing. Some students do not really think that they were good housing situations, but in my book if the electric and plumbing works and the walls are not falling apart than your in a good situation. It's college housing, not the Ritz. Sure it might be a little over priced, but I had a great 15th floor view in a major American city, an opportunity that normally doesn't come as cheap a it did!

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys are very attractive but intimidating

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My favorite part is the different food trucks, though that adds to the expensiveness.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses so far have been excellent. My experiences with the two math professors, that I have had, have not been good. One was a graduate student, who wasn't very prepared; teaching wasn't even his major. The other professor was very old and confused himself while teaching the material. Both resulted in low grades

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Having a degree from Drexel is very well valued. Drexel University also has a co-op program where students do internships and gain experience.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety on campus is everywhere so it is safe to walk by yourself

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I stayed on campus. Generally apartments are dark and dirty. Living in University/Chestnut is an extension of dorm life but closer to classes.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Hope you like "pizza". Drexel pizza tastes like it was defrosted then sat out for a few hours. There's Domino's, if you're into that sort of food like product.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Even as a student who lives in one dorm, visiting another is a hassle at best, a barrier at worst. Freshman dorm guests can't leave without signing in and out with ID. Upperclassmen campus housing is outrageously strict requiring state ID even for Drexel Students. Can ruin a night. Desk monitors are rude and I've never seen one smile.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you put in the effort and follow up with e-mails and phone calls, you should be good.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frats- sexual assault central

Sports teams- pathetic

House parties- 100 drunk freshman with the cops there by midnight

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1 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus dining at Drexel is absolutely abysmal. You are at the mercy of Sodexo, a multinational corporation with a reputation for making low quality food out of low quality ingredients. Food at the Hans is worse than hospital food, it its boring, bland, greasy, and gets cold by the time you can get everything you need to your (dirty) seat. Staff are indifferent, and who could blame them, their employers SUCK.

The hours of the Hans (the only standard dining hall) are ridiculous and not suitable for anyone other than perhaps a senior living home. Want a meal past 8 on weekdays or 7:30 on the weekends? Too bad. Staff start closing stations over an hour before official closing time, so if you're hoping for dinner get there before 6. Lines get crazy.

Stations are limited on holidays, even though resident students still live and eat there every day.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Race Street Residence as a freshman. The suites were great and I loved having my own bathroom. The only downside was that the freshman dorms are really far from classes. There's also relatively little social interaction with other suites because of the secluded nature of having your own bedroom, bathroom, and living space. Most students keep their doors closed and it's hard to meet other people even if they live on your floor.

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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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