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Reviews 2177 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Senior

Diversity: There all types of people from all over the world with different cultures and ethnicities.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: We have a number of restaurants off-campus. There are also restaurants nearby because we neighbor UPenn.

4 College Senior

Academics: Because Drexel runs on a quarter system, it is hard to keep up with classes if you miss any of them, but it is not impossible. The curriculum really prepares me for my clinical rotations. Drexel has the #1 pass rate for first timers who take the NCLEX to receive their nursing license.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: The Drexel shuttle service runs every 15 minutes at each campus. Public transportation and taxi cabs are easily accessible.

4 College Senior

Academics: I came to Drexel U for the co-op program in which I landed 3 different jobs for my major. The nursing program has the highest first-time pass rate for the NCLEX in the state, above UPenn and Pitt. Although Drexel is known for its Business and Engineering programs, DU offers a lot of other programs as well. The workload can be overbearing at times because DU runs in quarters, so if you don't keep up with class and the work, you'll will fall behind severely and it will be difficult to catch up. Overall, Drexel may have a pretty tough curriculum due to its fast pace expectations, but it really prepares you for what lies ahead after graduation.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of options in Philadelphia - it's a huge city with decent public transportation options. However, it's similar pricing to dorms a lot of times. Very expensive. I highly suggest getting a roommate, or a few, and finding a house. Apartment buildings tend to be very over priced. If you're like me, and like living alone, get good student loans.

2 College Senior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is definitely present, but it isn't overwhelming. Some kids tend to flaunt their partaking, while others do it secretly. Overall, there isn't much peer pressure to be involved, and if you don't want to be a part of it, you don't have to be.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I haven't necessarily felt unsafe on campus, but public safety could be a bit more helpful. They never offer to help out; only when asked.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academically good school, challenging, will get you where you need to be.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: Awful food and service. If it wasn't my dining hall I wouldn't return

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Compared to State schools it's an F. Overall fun tolerable, enough to have a good time but not go over board.

4 College Freshman

Majors: It's no Ivy but it is a very good school. Prepares you very well in your field. One step down from an Ivy

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Being a biology major at Drexel is wonderful; the program has many accreditted professors and we are the first campus in the nation to have a biowall which we are very proud of. The instructors know what they teach, and most of them are enthusiastic about what they're teaching. The bio professors all have office hours which allows you to ask them any question regarding the material they're teaching.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Classes rarely get cancelled due to bad weather, however the weather isn't so bad in Philly!

5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Drexel is one of the best campuses nationwide in terms of computers. We have a macbook dispensing machine located in the cafe near the library, that allows students to use the macbooks for a few hours just by swiping their student ID cards on the machine and using the laptop it dispenses!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Drexel has many wonderful professors, there are ofcourse those that are not liked by the students but I think these exist in every school. We also have an abundance of classes to choose from

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Our athletics are mediocre...some of our teams are good while others need a lot of improvement. The plus side is that there a lot of intramural sports and many ways to get involved

3 College Senior

Majors: There was not much difficulty enrolling. Drexel admits students as much as they can. Honestly although they say a good SAT score is needed , friends of mine who had poor score was able to get it. Just fill out the application online and you are more or less good to go.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Communication- Some classes have too many workloads but some professors are understanding and often gives an extension when asked. There is not much field work unless we get a co-op related to our field of study.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Its hard to get financial aid if you are withing the State. The school offers lots of scholarships to athletes and out of State students. Its better to research on your own when applying for aid.

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3 College Senior

Campus Quality: No more green. Constructing building on every space available and it takes away the scenery. Not much campus events are happening. But the student center and libraries are always available and a good place to study during exams.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Public transportation facility is readily available. The university Co-op is a good thing

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Its okay, everything is over priced. You can get the same item at half the price from the stores around.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are clean and conveniently available in the campus to grab a quick bite in between classes. Each dining hall provides a different selection of food that you can buy using your dragon card. I suggest using the blue plan with more dining dollars to use in non dining halls.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process itself was a little long but simple. All that was needed was financial information from your parents and yourself. After you apply, you should visit the college to confirm.

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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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