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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.

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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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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Philly weather can vary but this fall has been excellent. Almost everyday the weather has been beautiful. It doesn't get as cold or snowy as farther north. When it does snow it's pretty for the first few hours then gets a bit gross and inconvenient cause it is a city.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Center city is a good time.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: It is improving a lot

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Its your typical dining hall

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never had an issue on campus when it came to my safety.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a ton of places to go for food that doesn't break your wallet.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off-campus in my own apartment. I live with my parents.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't spend much time at school with nightlife.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The main dining center on campus, The Hans, is always the first thing to come to mind whenever someone asks what to change about Drexel. Alot of students enjoy The Hans because it is a buffet and depending on if you have a meal plan or not, could be very beneficial. However, alot of students report that the food served at The Hans makes them sick immediately after eating it.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Drexel is right on Market street in Philadelphia so students can easily access the Market-Frankfort line of the subway as well as take advantage of the free shuttle service provided by Drexel.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: You could walk around Drexel's campus every single day and see at least 20 new people every time. Drexel has a very diverse student body ranging from students that went to high school in China, India, England and then those from California, Texas, Oregon and even our own Philadelphia. There are never two people that are close to being the same which makes it interesting because there is always an opportunity to meet new people.

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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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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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