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Reviews 2460 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Diversity: The campus is very diverse! there are people from different countries, cultures, and religions all over campus. People are very accepting and I've never seen racism on campus

5 College Junior

Party Scene: On the weekends, you can always find parties on campus. If you're not the party type and are of age, you can ALWAYS find an excellent club or bar! Center City is a 10 min subway ride away and has so many great nightlife options! not to mention, once you're all partied out, you can go and enjoy a delicious Philly Cheesesteak from Geno's!

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Drexel is right near the museums that Philly has to offer; you can walk or take the shuttle. And Walnut Street Shopping is only a subway ride away!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options are awesome! Whether you walk to Sansom to eat some delicious sushi at Pod or you take a taxi to center city, the dining options are never ending

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Typical northeastern weather. You definitely have all four seasons and can get a lot of rain or snow.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not really visable on campus. There is a zero tolerance rule which is strictly enforced.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are some sports (like Basketball) that get a lot of attention since the teams were in the NIT tournaments. There are also a lot of club sports available for people who want to play for fun.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are a variety of organizations on campus. There are also several fratnity and sorority houses near campus. There are often parties but you also see the orgainzations doing community service.

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors and thorough and make the experience memorable.

4 College Junior

Local Area: It's serene and pleasant to be surround by people striving for excellence.

5 College Junior

Diversity: The campus is amazing and the staff are extremely helpful. I'd recommend Drexel University to any second major Nursing students; the program is 11 months and the professors make the experience worthwhile. Not only will you gain knowledge to prepare you as a nurse you'll be equip to pass the NCLEX.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There are a wide variety of majors at Drexel. As a General Business Admin major the work is fairly easy. I would like more of a challenge, which is why I am considering double majoring. I am able to attend different courses in business until I chose a concentration.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are decent selections of fraternities and sororities.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: During my time at Drexel I have met wonderful people from all around the world, including Germany, China, France, Africa, etc. It is a wonderful experience to be exposed to different cultures and customs, which enriches the college experience.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I stayed in Kelly Hall. Hot/Cold air is controlled by maintenance, and is dependent on the season. However, I usually like the room cool, and in the winter the room was unbearably hot. In the summer the AC was not working for a couple months, which made staying inside uncomfortable. Overall, the freshman dorms are fairly decent, they are very spacious. Race Hall is the most modern besides, Millennium, which is reserved for honor students.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Thanks to UPenn Drexel Students have access to shops, a wide variety of restaurants, parties, etc. Also, Drexel is very close to Schuykill River, which is a great place for jogging, taking a walk, or clearing one's mind from studies.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Good variety and choices. Sometimes there are complaints about the food being undercooked.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is really no way around it, you live and go to school in West Philadelphia. The police help sometimes, but unless a student is directly involved, you don't get an alert about it. Security sucks, the police can only do so much, and you live in a dangerous part of Philadelphia, so just be aware. Know where you can and can't go, and don't walk alone at night if you can help it.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There is usually something going on at Drexel, usually at least one house party on any given weekend, and during the regular school year, there is sometimes a fraternity party or two. But if you're a guy, prepare to spend some money, no matter where you go. House parties usually charge for guys, and frat houses usually don't let guys in at all unless you know someone. Once you are over 21, everything changes though. Philadelphia has tons of bars and has awesome nightlife in general. Really, it depends on your age and how often you want to be stuck in a sketchy basement in West Philadelphia.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot of people smoke weed at drexel. Its a popular way to deal with the stress of the quarter system, but its never a forced thing. If you don't smoke, its fine, if you do, its also fine, no one really cares. The Police have bigger problems to worry about, so its rare that people get in trouble for it. Not everyone smokes, but if you don't, just be okay with it being around, because its everywhere.

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: There are macs and pcs, all different types. They are all new and work well.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Major city, many options of transportation and the school shuttle is free around philly.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is well maintained most of the time and is constantly improving.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The rec center is brand new and amazing- there is a rock wall, a big indoor pool, an indoor track, three floors of exercise equipment, and many rooms for free classes. There is a really nice basketball court and a bunch of practice basketball courts, 2 outdoor tennis courts and 4 indoor multi-purpose courts, a bunch of brand-new, swanky squash courts, an outdoor soccer stadium with turf and 2 beach volleyball courts. The facilities are top-notch. The most watched sport is basketball, and the games are well-attended, especially when the team is doing well.

2 College Senior

Party Scene: When there are frat parties, they are fun, but other than that, there aren't many parties on campus- if you're under 21, the nightlife is not so great. If you're over 21, there are clubs and bars, but you have to have cash flow to consistently have a good 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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