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Reviews 2517 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Subway stations on campus. 30th street station a few blocks away. Drexel Shuttle. You can even walk to Center City in under 40 minutes.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I've heard stories that drugs exist somewhere on campus, but have never had any experiences myself. Alcohol and Marijuana are 99% of what happens on campus.

The school is very strict on drugs and will not hesitate to expel you if you are caught with anything but the drugs I mentioned above.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is no majority at Drexel. The school is pretty much an even mix of White/Indian/Asian. There aren't many Blacks or Hispanics, but few other universities do. Comparatively, Drexel is quite diverse.

Most students here are non-religious, but there are a decent amount of Jews that get very involved in their religion.

There are plenty of Gay/Bisexual students here. Like most schools, nobody has a problem with it.

The student body is about 90% Liberal and 10% Moderate. Professors have roughly the same breakdown.

Everybody at Drexel comes from a well-off family.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: The Co-Op program is obviously the most important facility at Drexel. Other than that, nothing really sticks out.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most guys do not go out of their way to communicate with girls. Guys outnumber girls in almost every social event.

While there are some party animals at Drexel, most guys can be found doing something else on weekends. Guys in the Honor's college are usually very intelligent engineer-type.

Girls are the minority and most of them are Indian/Middle Eastern. The few attractive girls on campus are always taken.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Library never has enough computers for those wanting to print during daytime hours. However, enough students bring their own printers to school nowadays that it isn't a huge problem.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The school does not give enough aid to students who need it. The cost is unreasonable and many students lost their work study funds after 2 years of working on campus.

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5 College Student

Diversity: There are a wide variety of diversity at Drexel such as different ethnic/ racial groups. I have witness many people from different walks of life from all types of economic background and political beliefs. When at Drexel religion and sexual orientation is visible, and widely accepted. You will definitely see many diverse people and I think that is a good quality this school has.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: i think there should be more police patrolling unattended bikes. As far as personal safety I feel safe throughout the campus where there are school police. I think there should be more safety services around the Center city campus.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: good students discount, and many different options

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Many of the computers are up to date (Mac) but many computer labs still use older Acers and Dells which seem to run very slow.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Drexel's city atmosphere is one reason many students love the campus. There is always something to do and the campus is always very lively.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You can find really good restaurants in Philadelphia, but you may have to go a little off University City to find the "good" and excellent dining experiences.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: When it rains it makes it difficult to want to go to class since all the building are spread apart.

4 College Senior

Administration: They are not very strict at ll, but it is very safe when it comes to alerts and police activity.

5 College Senior

Diversity: There all types of people from all over the world with different cultures and ethnicities.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: We have a number of restaurants off-campus. There are also restaurants nearby because we neighbor UPenn.

4 College Senior

Academics: Because Drexel runs on a quarter system, it is hard to keep up with classes if you miss any of them, but it is not impossible. The curriculum really prepares me for my clinical rotations. Drexel has the #1 pass rate for first timers who take the NCLEX to receive their nursing license.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: The Drexel shuttle service runs every 15 minutes at each campus. Public transportation and taxi cabs are easily accessible.

4 College Senior

Academics: I came to Drexel U for the co-op program in which I landed 3 different jobs for my major. The nursing program has the highest first-time pass rate for the NCLEX in the state, above UPenn and Pitt. Although Drexel is known for its Business and Engineering programs, DU offers a lot of other programs as well. The workload can be overbearing at times because DU runs in quarters, so if you don't keep up with class and the work, you'll will fall behind severely and it will be difficult to catch up. Overall, Drexel may have a pretty tough curriculum due to its fast pace expectations, but it really prepares you for what lies ahead after graduation.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of options in Philadelphia - it's a huge city with decent public transportation options. However, it's similar pricing to dorms a lot of times. Very expensive. I highly suggest getting a roommate, or a few, and finding a house. Apartment buildings tend to be very over priced. If you're like me, and like living alone, get good student loans.

2 College Senior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is definitely present, but it isn't overwhelming. Some kids tend to flaunt their partaking, while others do it secretly. Overall, there isn't much peer pressure to be involved, and if you don't want to be a part of it, you don't have to be.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I haven't necessarily felt unsafe on campus, but public safety could be a bit more helpful. They never offer to help out; only when asked.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academically good school, challenging, will get you where you need to be.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: Awful food and service. If it wasn't my dining hall I wouldn't return


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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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