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Reviews 2459 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far my experience at Drexel University has been great. I love my teachers, and see myself going to them for help in future projects. So far I have not had one bad teacher. I am currently learning very basic material but I love that they provide that for us. Already knowing a little about sewing, it is enforcing my knowledge and helping me develop a stronger base for fashion design. I am eager to learn more and further my education at Drexel. Although it is too soon to tell, I see a lot of potential in future jobs for myself based on talking to upper class-men and hearing their experiences. I hope Drexel is able to prove to be everything they say they are.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe walking around campus. Drexel has public safety personnel patrolling the campus at all times and emergency help light posts on almost every block. In addition to that, Drexel is not necessarily in the worst neighborhood. On the parts of campus that students normally travel on, it is mostly students that live there. There are very few crimes that occur on campus and when there are, it is on the edges of campus that doesn't have a large student presence. Overall, I feel safe living at and attending Drexel.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses are overall pretty good. They are only 10 weeks as opposed to the normal 15 week semester so they are rather fast paced. But, if you pay attention and do your work, you will not have a problem getting a good grade. Most professors are helpful and try their best to make themselves available to help you if you are struggling. Overall, the courses and professors are great.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career prospects are great at Drexel. Through the co-op program, students are able gain 18 months of professional work experience that will set them apart from most other graduates at other schools. Their connections to local companies and big name businesses all over the nation help students find co-ops that will help them gain valuable experience and learn more through working in their prospective career field. Overall, the career options here at Drexel ate superb.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall I feel like I do not get my money's worth with campus housing. I live on campus only because they offer convenient leasing options for co-op students. This way, I would not have to find a 6 month lease for an apartment which is next to impossible. Although I do get unlimited water, wifi, laundry, heat, ac and more for only $1,000/mo I do feel like the quality of the facilities should be a little nicer. The walls are cinder block and cold and the wifi is somewhat laggy at times. In addition to this, the water pressure in the sinks is very poor. Overall, I do not mind living here but I am looking forward to moving out next year.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I personally don't know too much about what goes on in Greek life but I will say that most fraternities and sororities are very involved in the community as well as on campus. They volunteer and raise funds to help charitable organizations as well as themselves. The bond that I see some of my friends build with their Greek brothers/sisters is very strong. Overall, Greek life is very pleasant at Drexel.

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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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