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Reviews 2193 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Philadelphia is huge with lots of activities and events. However, I didn't have time to explore most of them.

2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Winters are cold and snowy but there is housing very close to the school.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: When I attended back in the 80s diversity was excellent.

2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There is a lot to do in Philadelphia but in the program I was in there was no time to party.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: i am taking an all online RN to BSN program, so convenient

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4 College Student

Administration: Campus strictness at Drexel us very low. It seems like you can get away with just about anything.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I found that there were very few scholarship opportunities at Drexel unless you were related to an employee there.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: The co-op program at Drexel is definitely a great opportunity.

3 College Student

Campus Food: The cafeteria at Drexel definitely isn't the best. The only reason people go is because it's included in the meal plan, no one neccesarily enjoys it. Other food options just off of campus are better.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: There aren't a whole lot of activities around campus. The food is lacking quite a bit as well, there aren't a lot of food joints.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I don't receive near enough funding through financial aid because I have a full-time job. I am not eligible for most of the scholarships because I am 26 and not a steadily full-time student. Most of the rewards and scholarships are for either freshmen or full-time students.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's in the city, so there's always stuff popping up in the newspaper, but it's usually on the fringes of campus or in the dorms where the university deals with it internally

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are mostly old school. The social scene is pretty quiet, and there's a lot more guys than girls. Worst part, it costs a fortune.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the Health Care Administration Degree program. I am glad I started it and will finish it here in the next year and a half. I definately would do it over again. I am currently a Physical Therapist Assistant and plan on getting into management as soon as I finish my degree. I don't think I am going to have any difficulties with finding a job in this field.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Not in the program yet, but when I am I expect it to be exciting and that I will learn a lot.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently at Drexel for Environmental Engineering. Although the courses are rigorous, you learn a lot in a short period of time. The co-op program that Drexel provides for Engineering students are also excellent and well worth your money. These programs will provide optimum internship experience that will be helpful when trying to obtain a job.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Like all colleges, drugs and alcohol are an issue. It all depends on who you hang out with. I personally am not involved in any of those activities, but I could easily find a group that is where drugs and alcohol could easily become readily available.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Drexel University is located walking distance from Center City Philadelphia, which has an abundance of restraunts ranging from inexpensive to extremely expensive. Philadelphia is best known for its cheesesteaks, so it is common to take a trip to Pats, Genos, or Jims for the best cheesesteaks around. There are also many smaller family owned restraunts that are exquiste and it is always fun to try new places to eat in the city.

1 College Senior

Parking: You never find parking and it is very anoying. The PA enforcement is constantly trying to make money off of students.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial is not too bad. I received a good amount through Dean's scholarship and everything was quite helpful.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Drexel is not unsafe. It is downtown and pretty well protected. It sucks that it is next some weird areas however it is nice being there.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: New buildings coming up all the time. That being said, the campus is filled with construction zones, detracting from the campus environment.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philadelphia always has something going on, Drexel doesn't. If you want to keep busy, it's easy, you just need to go out and find it. (Cross the bridge)

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I just enrolled in my program so I am not sure about how it is to be in my specific major, however curriculum in my program seems to be excellent.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Some buildings and infrastructure needs to be updated but for the most part it is decent

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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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