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Reviews 2177 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is only one Dining Hall where you can use your swipe card, and it's not great food. The school forces freshmen to buy a dining plan with at least 12 meals a week at the dining hall along with several hundred "dining dollars." I can hardly get to the dining hall more than 5 times a week since it's so far away from all the dorms, and my dining dollars run out fast because everything in the other Drexel dining facilities is ridiculously overpriced. The only good things I have to say about Drexel dining are that it's easy to sneak things out of the dining hall and that the Northside Dining Terrace is open until 1 am.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I don't really notice an abundance of ugly people, but not everyone is pretty. There's a variety of people, especially because it's a city school. I do have to say, though, this school is known for engineering, so there's a pretty big nerd population. Other than that, there are so many different people that I think there are plenty of attractive men and women.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The parties get broken up pretty early, so that can be a bummer. Also, the drug policy is very strict. One offense and you'll be suspended. However, the alcohol policy is pretty loose and the people in charge don't seem to catch it until it gets really unsafe. I don't think that the policy is too strict, but you can't get away with everything.

3 College Freshman

Technology: You definitely need to bring your own computer. The library isn't open 24 hours, so I'm not sure how you would survive without one. A printer is handy to have because otherwise, you have to find one on campus and usually have to pay to use it. Usually, you can't pay with cash either. You need to set up a special account on your school ID card.

4 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is great for parties and doing community things, but is not completely necessary to join because of all the other activities available.

3 College Student

Transportation: It's good, but when it is late it can be a pain to get where you need to go.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus in a lovely house. Off campus housing is wonderful since I am an online student across the globe. I also married and a mother of two.

3 College Junior

Majors: I started in Comm, now I'm in Psych. Comm I'd give a C-, Psych an A-. I like Psych better.

3 College Junior

Administration: They don't expel you right away if you're caught w/ something.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Girls are better looking than guys, but you won't find a lot of lookers at this school.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I recevied 21,000 a year but it is not adjusted for inflation and rising tuition costs

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Students ar everywhere and there is always something to do.

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4 College Student

Administration: There are not many policies that affect students' academic or social lives. The only thing that is a bit ridiculous is the requirement of a 3.0 gpa for the Dean's Scholarship. If you were to get all B-, you would lose the scholarship since a B- is a 2.8.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: Drexel's DAC (Drexel Athletic Center) is a state of the art facility. The fitness center and gym are possibly the nicest that you will see. The dorms are nice, but the food could be better. The dining dollar restaurants are much better than the dining hall.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice, but the food can be better. The dining hall is not as good as it could be, with a small amount of choices. The options to use dining dollars are much better though.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's not bad, Caneris and Race are really great but then others like Calhoun are small and dirty from what I've heard. Never been inside them.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am very happy with my Master in Education program. It provides flexibility for me to take classes online and for me to still be involved in on campus activities.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Drexel U is one of the few schools in Philadelphia area that offer an online Mastery program in their Education Program.

4 College Junior

Academics: Drexel is known for their Engineering Program. This is not a mediocre school. This is one of the best schools in the country. An individual must be studious and an academic achiever.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are many races/ethnic groups on campus. I must say that there are fewer African Americans that attend this school.

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1 College Junior

Parking: Parking on campas is really not good. Most of the time, you can find free parking in residential/neighborhoods but you have to walk far to get to your classes. If you cannot find free parking then you have to park on the streets and pay at the meter, which can become costly if you do it everyday.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a big thing at Drexel. This school has state of the art facilities.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are generally clean and there is security in all the lobbys. Three are more options for upperclassmen ( suites, apartments, off-campus housing) so after your freshmen year you have a lot more choices.

5 College Student

Academics: Drexel has a phenomenal Engineering program. Starting with your first year classes, the program has you immersed in engineering. All your courses end up being math or science related with the exception of a university class, english class, and other classes if you are minoring in something else. This is great for students who are not sure of their field; they are able to experience and get an insight of what engineers do right when they get to class.

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4 College Student

Academics: I am in the College of Engineering. I am not sure what it is like at other universities, but I heard that Drexel has the best engineering program. If this is the case, I can certainly see it. The classes you take as a freshman are almost all engineering related.

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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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