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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Drexel has several options for off-campus housing. The cost is around $400-$700 per month. The problem is that there isn't much parking on the side of the apartments.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the houses are dilapidated, and still charge a lot for rent. The good-priced, nicer places to live are mostly in the ghetto. The actually nice places to live are way above a student's means in terms of rent. You have to hunt for diamonds in the rough.

3 College Junior

Local Area: There are always things to do, and Drexel is extremely close to the city- if you don't like the activities on campus, you can always find somewhere new to go/something new to do.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is never a shortage of places to eat- but a lot of places aren't open very late.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are plenty of dorms, with new ones being built constantly. The old ones are, well, old, and not in the best condition.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I really hope i get some kind of financial aid or scholarships

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The university got all kind of guys and girls, from studious and very serious to party people and outgoing.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: School offers excellent programs for students in technology/engineering fields. (I'm not quite familiar with others but I'm sure they are no less than excellent). Advisers and professors work with you for any concerns or questions which is awesome. While concentration on studies, you can still keep yourself updated with Drexel's upcoming events alerts. The co-op programs gives real life experience make actually make it worth attending the college.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather sucks, it is ALWAYS windy for some reason.

3 College Freshman

Majors: It is nice. YOu get your interviews and eventually get a job. Everyone gets a job. You usually do not get paid, and the job is usually full time. It is a normal full time job.

3 College Freshman

Majors: There were barely any problems getting into my program.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The education at Drexel is good. It is very fast paced and can fall behind very quickly.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Nursing is tough but great career, but really expensive and unaffordable.

3 College Junior

Technology: I receive free printing for being in the Honors College. This is awesome. There are also computer labs that are for specific majors only which is nice.

3 College Junior

Local Area: I joined a fraternity, if i hadn't, I would have transferred out a long time ago.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of Pizza places on campus. If you really want variety, you have to go to Penn. That's really not that big of a deal though. Drexel is currently vamping up the dining options.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: I can almost always find parking where I live. If you go on the later side, parking on campus is pretty easy to find. When in doubt drive to Powelton and there are tons of parking spots.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a lot of variety in the dining hall, but some of the quality is questionable. I would definitely recommend using the dining hall the first year or two for convenience. The breakfast menu is usually terrific. Besides the dining hall there are a few nice locations to get food across campus. They all offer different types of food, but are relatively expensive. I definitely felt that I had access to a lot of food at Drexel. Just try to get a good meal plan.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Hard to come by and rather expensive, but that just how it is. I personally walk to campus but when i need to drive, i find its better to park 2 or so blocks away from the commercialized part of campus because its usually free and its usually easy to come by

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If your outside of around a mile, its quite easy to find a cheap and reasonably priced apartment if your planning to commute at Drexel.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The Hanz cafeteria at drexel is absolutely terrible. Of the two times i have been there, I had heard various staff swapping the N word back and forth to each other and at one point i was served raw/uncooked meet that flat out disgusted me.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Drexel's Co-Op Program is it's greatest selling point. The Co-Op helps you to get your foot in the door with a ton of companies that might otherwise be difficult to secure an interview with. Drexel has good relationships with plenty of large companies in a variety of fields.
The work experience you gain is invaluable for a plethora of reasons. for one, having work experience on your resume puts you a step ahead of your peers come graduation time. Also, getting a taste of your field before you spend 4 (5) years paying for tuition and studying your a$$ off is a good idea. Co-Ops often lead to full time employment and higher starting salaries straight out of school. Even if you don't get hired from your co-op employer, your co-op will give you a ton of networking opportunities with other companies. all the future employment stuff aside, the things you learn on your co-op will be the things you will actually need to know for the rest of your career. The stuff from the books are necessary to understand, but they will only take you so far...
Don't be turned off by the thought of going to school year round for 5 years because in reality, you will start your classes later than most other schools and finish them around the time of their spring break. The co-op should be looked at as a summer job that will actually help your future.. instead of just flipping burgers (plus you usually get paid more).

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Drexel is in the City of Philadelphia. Even if the 'campus' doesnt always have activities, there is ALWAYS something going on in the city. All of the Professional sports stadiums are accesible by the subway. (or busses, or cabs, or a short drive). The same is true about a variety of other social events. There are also multiple colleges located in Philadelphia, so the city is full of college age people for you to interact with. There is a world of possibilities here... but remember it is what you make of it. Go out and find something fun to do- its not hard here!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a big variety of price and type. The only problem is they are a little further away than right outside of campus. Mostly right next door is pizza places which are good but to get something different you have to walk a little bit further. The pricing in the restaurants seem to be fair.

3 College Junior

Transportation: There are taxi's everywhere since it is next to Philadelphia. So if the shuttle isn't available, which you really don't need unless you are a nursing student, you always have a ride. there is a subway on campus. So if there is not Drexel transportation available there is always public.

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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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