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3 College Student

Technology: Just have your own computer, but the library offers a computer lab downstairs which isn't really packed, unless it's finals week.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Drexel's Public Safety are ranked 3rd in the nation...they are top notch and I feel safe walking back from the library to my dorm at midnight...just watch your back though. Philly isn't always safe!

4 College Student

Local Area: Drexel's surrounding area is awesome. You're right outside the city, but you're far enough to see some green...if that makes any sense, haha. There's a lot to do off and on-campus. And with the transportation of the shuttle and septa, you can practically go anywhere in or near Philly.

3 College Student

Academics: The academics are tough, but manageable at Drexel. I chose this school because I know I wouldn't lose my scholarship and should be able to maintain a 3.0 in engineering.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Drexel provides a very wide range of racial diversity! There are students from all over the globe and it's so fascinating to get to know people from places I've never been... But it's also really great to meet people who are from New Jersey, such as me!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are so many places to hang out and study... But the dining hall is definitely a huge draw back. There aren't many food options! Sure, there's Northside that has a VERY overpriced market. But you get really tired of ChickfilA, Currito & Subway very fast. The Hans has very greasy and salty food - not healthy at all. And there's also three or four more places you can use your dining dollars but they sell basically the same things and are kind of expensive. Plenty of coffee on campus though!!

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Within my first term Drexel has given me the experience I need to feel confident and even more excited about my career in the Entertainment business. I already have interviews lined up with large companies and cannot wait to get started with my career! There are SO many ways to get involved outside of class as well. Starting school I thought that I would just take it easy at first but there are so many opportunities that I can't let any of them go just to take it easy! Being in Philadelphia also puts me in the middle of SO many concert venues and I get to experience almost every concert that goes on tour. It's been SUCH a great experience so far.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They have zero tolerance for drugs as well as underage drinking. If caught, you can appeal your case before the dean and his board of associates, however if illegal substances are involved suspension is unavoidable. The police and public safety have bigger issues to deal with than underage drinking, and care more about the well-being of students than their legality. Public safety and the police will escort you home regardless of apparent intoxication. As long as you are not causing any harm to yourself or others, there are no problems!

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining at Drexel is excellent. Since the school is located in the city, the options are unlimited. There's always something new to try and most of the restaurants are at a walking distance from the main campus. Students can also take the Drexel shuttle bus for free to go to Drexel Center City campus, and from there, they can walk to Chinatown, which is only a few blocks away. One of my favorite restaurants is Pattaya Grill, a Thai restaurant, which is located on 40th and Chestnut

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The process of getting into the Nutrition and Food Science at Drexel was really simple. All that was needed to be done was complete the application.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I received a good amount of scholarship just by submitting the application. Since I'm a transfer student, they only needed to look at my GPA from my previous college.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Drexel gives co-op and I plan to get a job in a hospital soon :D

4 College Junior

Academics: The education you will receive here is extensive. I have learned so much about Biology but I have also learned a lot about other subjects as well. The degree causes you to be strong in other sciences as well such as Chemistry and Physics. You can also aim your degree toward what you want to do and that helps you learn what you want to learn.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The guys at Drexel are mainly engineer majors, which kinda speaks for itself. However, they're all really nice guys

4 College Junior

Academics: The campus is awesome and there's so much construction everywhere. The professors seem like they're very into what they're teaching (as soon as you're done with your gen eds). The workload can be overwhelming because of the quarter system but you get used to it pretty quickly.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: I would recommend getting involved in Greek life. They're pretty visible on campus and they throw awesome parties! You can still go to the parties if you're not affiliated, and the frats and sororities are not very clicky

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4 College Junior

Academics: Most of my professors seem like they are very interested in what they do

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I received scholarships from Drexel but it was not enough. After submitting supporting documentation, I was denied further help. I had to change from full time status to part time because I was unable to afford the monthly $500 tuition payments.

4 College Senior

Majors: I think the DPT program is a great option! My academic career has been non-stop, something that is not for everyone, but personally I have enjoyed. The first year of undergraduate did not have anything that related to the field of physical therapy much (chemistry, math, english, etc.). I think implementing more of the pre-physical therapy club events and some inservices to courses would be a good introduction!

3 College Senior

Majors: Not every coop is paid and not every student will succesfully obtain one. For health professions, it is very difficult to get a 'applicable' job (one that is more clinical, less clerical), especially if a student only has one, maybe two, coop sessions.

4 College Senior

Majors: For the DPT program, a student must score a 1,000 on their GRE, have about 100 or more volunteer hours and have letters of recommendation. If granted, the interview with Drexel faculty is very laid back and not too stressful!

4 College Senior

Majors: The accelerated doctorate of physical therapy program is great for those students who are self driven, can manage a large academic curriculum and are not debating whether the profession is a fit for them. Summers off are difficult, but the coop experience and 1 less year of school to pay for are worth it in the end.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt compeltely unsafe on Drexel's campus. Because it is an open urban campus I am still very cautious if traveling late at night or a few blocks off main campus areas.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Definitely more girls are seen on Drexels campus rather than guys, and the guys that you do see are the typical "frat boys". If you want to find a decent guy in the city you should look into sitting at Rittenhouse square park on the weekends. There you will find tons of young professionals who are ready to mingle!

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3 College Junior

Majors: There is a very heavy workload but it's rewarding in the end when professors push you to your limit. I enjoy the sense of community, everyone knows one another and we all encourage each others work. Also the teachers are well connected and are great for finding internship opportunities.

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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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