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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received an okay amount of financial aid at Drexel University. However, I do not believe I received enough for winter semseter. Last semseter, I received enough aid for three classes and this semseter I am unable to take three courses due to charges I am responsible of paying in which I do not have the funding for. Issue has not been resolved.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: I'm happy I'm at Drexel.

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3 College Student

Weather: Meh, it got cold starting in November and stayed at like 30-40 constantly. It rains little and doesn't really snow though. I'm scared for the real winter to start, haha

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4 College Student

Transportation: It's top notch and there's multiple ways to get everywhere. Drexel has a shuttle bus that goes into center city which is FREE. i usually always take it.

1 College Student

Parking: LOL, you're funny. Just take the septa...

4 College Student

Administration: Remember they are there to help us.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: yo, this s***'s will get caught, just be smart where you smoke weed.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: They're there, but some people are into it. It's meh...

4 College Student

Party Scene: Parties on powelton, 34th & haverford, 31st and w/e...every friday night.

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3 College Student

Athletics: DU is kind of known for their basketball, but who's really into athletics at college? What, just me? Oh well...I'm an engineer.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: Not going to lie, there's a lot of hot girls here. And I befriended a lot of the girls in engineering too haha. Guys, meh...

3 College Student

Diversity: I'm Indian and there's a s***load of Indians here...It just happens that I hang out with them a lot, but there's a lot of international asians and the typical amount of white people. There's not many hispanics or black people though :(

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2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: It's tough and expensive to buy off campus. Just stick to drexel housing or university crossings.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Meh, I'm in Towers with 2 other roommates which is fine to me since I knew them before and I'm pretty tight with my neighbors. Make sure you get a room on floor 10 and above and pick the higher numbers! You'll get an amazing view of the city. I can't really speak for the other housing, but they are cool and just like how housing is for freshman at any college

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Philly has a wide variety of food. If you take the septa to 2nd street, you'll be in Olde City and there's dining EVERYWHERE!!

4 College Student

Campus Food: The Hans...some people get sick there, but I haven't really. They have a take-out option if you don't have time to dine there which is pretty good. There's also a starbucks in pearlstein (but i recommend the upenn starbucks), seasons in papadakis, and northside which is nice too. there are a lot of options, but you'll get tired of the same stuff haha

3 College Student

Campus Quality: The university is ever-expanding...they have plans to keep constructing until 2027! The Rec Center is huge and is an awesome gym center, the hans is good and big (that's what she said), and some of the dorms are nice.

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.

College Freshman

Scholarships: Hi. I'm a Drexel freshman and I got a 16,500 Dean's scholarship. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what GPA you need to maintain in order to continue getting your Dean's scholarship. Thanks in advance.

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.


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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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