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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.

4 College Junior

Majors: Currently interning at Marie Claire, I found the job through Drexel's online co-op system. The internship is amazing and it's teaching me so much about the field I'm interested in. The only downfall is having to commute to work and there is no pay.

3 College Junior

Majors: I enjoy my classes and my teachers even though my program is very demanding and stressful. The teachers make it very clear that they are here to help up and make us succeed. I would definitely not have chosen any other major. I do have some concerns about getting a job but I've become interested in working through a magazine in a photo department. I feel that Drexel has prepared me for where I want to go after graduation.

4 College Junior

Majors: The process of getting into the photography program at Drexel was extremely easy. I applied as a transfer student and all I had to do was submit the standard paperwork and submit an online portfolio of my work. The website for this was super easy, the hardest part was picking what images to send out!

4 College Junior

Academics: I am in the graduate program for Library and Information Science. Some professors are "better" than others. Some have more readings. For the most part, though, the professors are experts in their field.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Much like the city of Philadelphia itself, the campus is very diverse. Although certain majors, such as engineering, can be dominated by Asians and Causasians, minorities shouldn't feel intimidated, and should embrace the other foreign cultures. I personally made friends from Sudan, Albania, Pakistan, Syria, Ireland, France, and India, just from introducing myself to people down the hall.

Everyone is a poor college kid here, so one shouldn't feel intimidated from not having too much extra cash. Clubs and club sports do have club dues, but they are usually around $20 or so, which isnt too much.

Politically, the student body is very accepting and well educated, not squabbling between whos a democrat or republican. They respect each others opinions most of the time.

The same goes for the religious and cultural groups. Everyone is welcome at Drexel University.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Even though Drexel's athletics arent NCAA certified and they dont have a football team, the amount of school spirit is still amazing, and the teams all soar within their respected divisions. At almost every home basketball game, the stands are filled to the brink with students in blue and gold, cheering until theyre hoarse in class the next day. The facilities are top notch, offering a range of spots, such as Squash, basketball, and fencing, to dance classes like Salsa and Merengue, and several different martial arts. There is definitely something for everyone.

5 College Student

Technology: Network reliability is a gem at Drexel. Connection is campus-wide with little to no dead zones. Occasionally, the network will drop, but it will shortly reconnect. Printing costs 10 cents per page at the library and if you time it right, you can avoid lines. The computer labs all have very nice computers, the engineering labs equipped with powerful iMacs running Windows. A personal computer is highly recommended. In engineering, it is a complete necessity.

5 College Student

Majors: If you take full advantage of your internships, the world will open for you. Many of my friends have been offered a position immediately after graduation because they impressed their employers. Drexel also does a very nice job of helping you to get the internships you want. There is a 99% hiring rate and I've been told that you nearly have to try to not get hired. The office of career development has many resources to make your process even easier.

3 College Student

Athletics: Basketball is a large part of the Drexel culture. While I do not personally go to sporting events often, it's a great atmosphere with a LOT of yellow and blue. There's no official football team, which is a bit of a letdown, but there are so many other things to keep you occupied in the world of school spirit and fan-hood

5 College Student

Local Area: Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in the country, so there is naturally always something interesting to do. Catch an Eagles game on Sunday, a baseball game for $20 with a student discount, take the subway into center city to shop at The Gallery, or head to the Philadelphia Art Museum! It's a great experience to immerse yourself in the city

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Most of the girls in my dorm are extremely attractive. They're mostly easy to get along with and know how to enjoy themselves while focusing on coursework. There's an interesting mix as Drexel attracts a highly international and interstate population.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There is a huge variety of majors at Drexel. I am currently a film and video major and i am getting all the hands on practice that I want. They also have a Co-op program for student's which means that students get work experience in their major and make money doing it.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I dont really see any drug problems. People just usually smoke on campus. Drinking is more popular.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did receive financial aid however, it was a long and confusing process trying to actually get it.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: It has a very diverse environment, and you will find people from all areas of the world.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Drexel is a very strict university when it comes to underage drinking. They hold an extremely no tolerance policy towards drugs, and give one warning if some one is caught plagiarizing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The good thing about Campus dining is that there are a lot of options to choose from. As a freshman, you don't have any other option and you end up eating at HANS only. Honestly, the food at HANS is really bad. But Northside Dining is really good, and I feel all other eating outlets are any day better than HANS.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I've met a lot of great guys from frats (like my RA), but every now and again someone in a frat will do something stupid to ruin the reputation of frats. They're great if that's what you're in to, but if not then it's also cool because frats don't have a huge impact on what happens on campus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttles run on a 15 minute schedule so it's really convenient when getting into center city. The seats are comfy and the buses are most always clean.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Although my Master's program is primarily comprised of women, it is a diverse group in terms of ethnic/racial, economic, national, and religious background. When I have ventured onto the main campus in University City, I have seen a lot of foreign exchange students and people of color.


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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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