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Reviews 2445 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: I came from a school where Greek like was a big part of the scene. Drexel does not have as much of a Greek influence and it is not as important to partake in.

2 College Junior

Parking: You can pay to park in lots. Otherwise you are subject to finding street parking, which can be tricky. Most everything is walking distance though. I do not suggest bringing a car. It is expensive and unnecessary.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: There are tons of places to go in the city. There is plenty of cheap options and a large variety of cuisines.

2 College Junior

Technology: The computers in the law library are really slow and out of date. Most people have their own laptops though.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The application process is the same as any other university. The program seems to be laid out very well to get you the knowledge you need.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Wifi is not always working at it's best, so many students have laptops that work slowly. There are multiple computer labs and computers in the library for students to use. Depending on major, students might even get personal computer labs for use. The public computers fill up quickly and I think Drexel should provide more for the students. There is also a printing service which is really handy when you have to print something quick before class. You do have to pay for it though so I reccommend bringing your own printer for your dorm/apartment. Definately do not rely on public computers to get your classwork done, you will spend more time trying to find a computer than it probably takes to do your homework. However, if you have a break in between classes and want to stop at the student center or library, I have never had a problem getting a computer or laptop to work on. I would just say a personal computer is needed for exam weeks and the homework you will complete after your classes are done for the day.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Drexel has it's own police force and public safety force. There is always someone of authority in site and we even get watched over by UPenn's police sometimes. Drexel has put many options in place if a student is feeling unsafe, such as the emergency blue lights, an escort service to walk you home, and multiple numbers to call in case of an emergency. They also have a great alert system so if something does go bad or wrong, the whole student body is notified of the event and if they should avoid a certain area.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am an active member of greek life on campus and I love it. You meet so many new people, have the chance to do a lot of volunteer work, and be a part of something bigger than your university. Greek life is rapidly growing on campus and we are becoming bigger and bigger. I have no complaints and no regrets

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Would say they're kind of invisible except for at Night on the Row or Greek Week and I am in one myself. So, honestly if you want a school with an awesome greek life, this is not the one to choose.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I'd say that we are actually doing pretty well with diversity. I see lots of Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Koreans, Irish, Cuban, etc. We might be overflowing with international students

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I think that no one really forces you to do any of the drugs but it is offered more than usual. Really though, you shouldn't be worried about this. The problem is literally everywhere, and in every school. As long as you always have someone you trust with you, you'll be fine.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have any football team, but our basketball and soccer teams do well from time to time. Basketball home games get very rowdy and fun.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Horrible in the winter and summer, but the weather is great in the fall and spring.

4 College Student

Local Area: Located in the heart of University City it's right next to UPenn. Center city is only across the bridge. Definitely a lot of activities to do around campus and the city.

4 College Student

Administration: Security is very strict about drug and alcohol use. Do not experiment with any of that on campus or they will catch you! And the harsh consequences are really not worth it.

4 College Student

Weather: Weather can be very bipolar in the Philadelphia area. It can be sunny now, and 5 minutes later the sky can be bitch black. A cute umbrella is a fashion staple for everyone here.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There should be more scholarships for Drexel students.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of people complain about certain things here, but overall, I like Drexel. Its a good school if you actually care about your future. It will really set you up for success later on. Socially, you will meet a lot of awesome people and will have some awesome times with them. Not the biggest party school, but there are social options available (including parties) and everyone is really looking to have a good time, so it all works out fine. Drexel really is what you make of it. If you look at the negatives of it, you will hate it. If you focus on whats important and make the best of things, you will have a good experience overall and will come out of it prepared to lead a successful life.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: As far as parties go, at the beginning of the year they are a lot of fun and you meet lots of people through them. As the term progresses tho, they get worse and worse because there is less and less of them to go to and they get crowded. I have heard good things about the bars. Get a fake after freshman year. Also, being in Philly is awesome if you like going to concerts. There is constantly awesome options in that area, and its easy to get the the venues.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great local pizza places and cafes, as well as tons of cheap but good food trucks. Most of the restaurants are open pretty late (2am) on weekend nights so you can grab some food on the way back from parties

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Very repetative. Even with the best meal plan (blue), you are essentially able to go to the local fast food places (very limited) once per day without running out of dining dollars. Other than that, you are stuck with the dining hall, which is far away from the dorms and pretty poor quality.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Every professor I have had so far has been extremely smart, helpful, and kind. Many of the male teachers are really cool as well. The courses have all been structured fairly and I really have learned a lot since coming here. No complaints really.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drug scene doesn't seem to big. I guess it depends on which crowd you hang around with. Drexel seems to be majority a drinking school as there are many bars to go to being in the city.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: Dragon Dining dollar options are poor. Not much variety tho I believe they are adding more options soon. Taco Bell, Starbucks, Currito, Subway, Chick-fil-a, and an expensive mini mart. Nothing great.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life at Drexel is not huge but it is not non-existent either. The greek life is here known for parties, charity events, and social events around campus. It's not absolutely required that you join one or anything to be able to go to social events or to mingle with people within the greek organization.


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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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