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5 College Senior

Majors: Process of returning to nursing was relatively easy.

4 College Senior

Majors: I am happy with my program at Drexel. The instructors are all very helpful; they assist in any way they can to make sure you understand all the material. What I am not happy with is that the financial aid department does not make every effort to assist with aid. I feel that they should try harder to assist all students in the aid process.

3 College Junior

Majors: I had to fill out several applications, send in an official transcript, fill out information for the school, and wait for a response.

4 College Junior

Majors: Drexel is known for their Co-Op program. This program allows students to work for a company for a semester and learn valuable knowledge while gaining work experience. This definitely sets apart Drexel graduates from the rest of the country.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is a big part of the student community. All the big organizations have houses on campus. Even the smaller or newer greek organizations are alive and well in Drexel. The parties can get overcrowded though. Even in the bigger houses.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The school has a very diverse and large student community. You will find many types of students varying from frat boys to indie girls to etc. Each race is well represented in this big private school.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: The schools' shuttle is a very good option for students. The price is free as long as you have your student ID card. The school is located in the city so buses and taxis are readily available. The timing of the school's shuttle is also very good. It runs a loop around campus and is 24 hours.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorm's facilities are in very good condition. The location is perfect as they are only 1-2 blocks from the University classrooms. The dorms are a bit overcrowded and the strictness of security can be overbearing at times. Overall the dorms are a great choice for incoming freshman or new transfer students.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Drexel University has a fairly diverse group. They offer acceptance for international students which makes it even more interesting. This also opens up doors for students who live in the USA to socialize and become more open minded knowing that they have friends from such different cultural backgrounds.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The campus all round is always lively. Being in the city makes it acceptable for lively entertainment whether its being put on by the school itself of an outside venue.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The Drexel Men's Basketball team has been extremely active and constantly progressing in their achievements. They have accomplished many victories over the course of the last two years and will continue to push their limits in reaching each victory.

4 College Senior

Academics: Great engineering program with well-educated professors.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: There is campus transit and also tons of public Philadelphia transit. Campus transit is free for students, which is preferable of course.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Since Drexel is in a major city, drugs are everywhere. However, it's all on the student to make sure that they avoid this problem.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: The campus is made safe by the public safety workers who patrol the streets during the day and night. There are also emergency poles every few blocks that serve as a connection to the police department in case of an emergency.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Philadelphia is an awesome city! There is nothing not to like about it and there is so much going on. There is a lot of sports spirit and excellent dining options. Being close to UPenn is great as well.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Drexel does a good job of giving out scholarships to many of the accepted students here. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to see the financial aid process.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: Co-op is cool. Greek week is more like Greek month. Homecoming is interesting from a freshman's perspective.

3 College Student

Campus Food: The dining plans work well if the dining hall gets tiring and more variety is in order. The dining dollars are well-needed.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: The appartments aren't too far from campus. At least 30% of off_campus housing is technically still on campus. The cost is acceptablr and the safety is adequate.

3 College Student

Athletics: Huge disappointment in not having a football team. However the men's basketball team gets a lot of support and has one of the best home court advantages. The women's team won the wnit this year on the home court, very exciting to experience and celebrate!! Other teams have gone on to play in NCAA tournaments as well this year.

5 College Student

Local Area: There is a huge variety of events that can be found in close proximity to the school or nearby within the city.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: No matter what kind of dorm style you're looking for. Race and Van R are nice suite style dorms. Kelly is the most traditional dorm style building. Millenium is nice on the outside, but the rooms are small. Towers and Calhoun get a bad rep, but they're good halls for meeting lots of people. North and Caneris are sophomore dorms, and they hold all the way up to seven people.

All of the Greek Houses are essentially row homes, except for the ones on Powelton Ave. Theta Chi, TKE, Pi Kappa Phi, and Lambda Chi are the only ones that have their own house, otherwise, the houses are duplex style.

University Crossings and soon-to-be Chestnut Square are nice student apartments that are right next to where classes are, which is super convenient. There are lots of houses that you can rent rooms in just off of campus which just require a little more of a walk to get to most places.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Philadelphia is one of the greatest cities in America. There is endless things to do and see. People for the most part are welcoming and warm.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: There is countless options on and around campus. If you can think of the style of food, it can be found. Plus the local Philadelphia fare is by far the greatest.

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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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