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1 College Student

Academics: I hate this place. Don't go here.

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3 College Student

Campus Quality: The co-op program is amazing. Most students go on three and love it. The jobs are also really high-paying, and many are hired by their co-op employer immediately after graduation.

We also have a lot of Greek Life activities, other social events, and professional events such as guest speakers. For those living on-campus, there's always a ton to do, but for me commuting really sucks. I recommend living on campus!

4 College Student

Majors: At Drexel, we don't really have internships as much as co-op jobs. A typical co-op job will pay $16,000 for the 6 month period. The commitment, responsibilities, flexibility, dress code, etc. depends on the employer, but it's mostly a professional, business-casual, 8-9 hour day environment. Finding the job is not an issue, almost everyone is required to complete 1 if not 3 co-ops, and it's very rare for students to not get interviews. There's a whole computer system set up for applications, and even required courses that are really great at teaching resume development and interview strategies.

One of my close friends works at Crayola and knows how the crayons are made and gives presentations to huge companies such as Walmart. Another friend has worked at the Philadelphia water authority. I am about to start a summer job at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The opportunities are endless and there are even a lot of international co-ops too.

3 College Student

Majors: Biomedical Engineering at Drexel is great. I love that we take so many classes and get to do design projects and work with different software, technology, and approach problems from different angles. Sometimes the classes can be overwhelming, though, because of the quarter system and the overload of classes engineers are forced to take. If I could do it all over, I would choose to live on campus instead of commute, and try to work out a schedule where I'm not taking over 16 credits at a time.

4 College Student

Majors: I really like that Biomedical Engineers at Drexel are apart, yet still together with other engineering majors. Biomed has it's own separate college and there are classes such as biology and BMES and UNIV where it's just us and we pretty much all know each other. But then we still get math, english, engineering, etc. with other engineers and sometimes even art and education majors.

Biomed is a very respected school and since we're a hybrid major we are offered all the opportunities science majors and engineering majors are given. There's plenty of co-op connections, speaker events, etc. Also, since its a small department, all of the faculty is very personable.

3 College Student

Majors: Getting into my Biomedical Engineering major was relatively easy, it's just if you want to switch to a different engineering discipline, Biomed has a slightly different program and you would be slightly behind. Also, getting into the Honors College is extremely difficult if you are not accepted upon admission. Even though I'm one of the top in my class and the hardest major at Drexel, they don't have the room to admit me.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: it wasn't friendly. disappointing. not fun or loud or anything. just dull

5 College Student

Local Area: Philadelphia has everything you could want, but isn't oppressive like New York.

3 College Student

Athletics: Basketball is the only thing that gets much attention around here.

3 College Student

Campus Food: The dining hall has some good stuff every now and then, but it's usually mediocre at best. Northside has great burritos, but everything is overpriced.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Drexel offers a co-op program that enables you to get real world experience in the field of your study.

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1 College Freshman

Majors: As an engineering major, I have taken classes that are completelty unrelated to my major and have had my GPA suffer because of it. There curriculum is stupid and the quarter system makes it harder to actually learn the material. Instead it makes it seem that your are just wasting time and you probably won't remember what you learned the next term

1 College Freshman

Athletics: It sucks. We are a D1 school but we can't even get to the playoffs. Totally not worth it at all

2 College Junior

Academics: the engineering program is so accelerated that the professors rush through everything.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The nurses are HOTTTTTT. that's really all i can say.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: There are plenty of house parties to frequent. then when you are 21, the bar scene is great.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Electrical engineering is very hard and with the accelerated course terms, it is difficult for the professors to really get everything together in a manageable way.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Philly seem big but its has nothing on New York. our Transportation system makes getting around the city very easy. Drexel's location put you close to downtown Philly where all your shopping needs and recreation, activities, nightlife are located.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe but maybe my perspective is different since I was born and raised her so I know the city well. I know what part is not safe after a certain time. However Drexel is located close to Center City which is patrolled heavily by campus security and University of Penn is not far either.

5 College Freshman

Weather: I'm from Philly so the cold weather doesn't bother me. When the weather is nice everyone is always hanging out. Although the weather has never stopped anyone who is not afraid of the cold.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I chose Drexel because it has a fairly prestigious nursing program and I wanted to get a good education. The convenience of online learning was also a deciding factor. The registration process was fairly long-winded, but not too difficult. The workload has been challenging at times, but not so much that it has affected my life outside of school. The instructors have been very knowledgeable about their subjects, and really seem to enjoy what they do which makes the experience that much better for me.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I am currently in the online Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track at Drexel University. I have really enjoyed the courses so far. The online curriculum is challenging, but still allows me to have a life outside of work and school. The staff is knowledgeable and accessible and I've enjoyed each and every instructor.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: SEPTA provides transport for Philadelphia, including Drexel University. They offer trains, buses and trolleys.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drexel doesn't really have a "Drug scene." The only real drug is weed, used in moderation.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a no drug policy on campus. There is no tolerance for using drugs on campus. There are warnings for alcohol use in place, but for drugs, the first time is your last time.

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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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