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Reviews 2517 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is plenty to choose from around the Philadelphia area; however, I personally feel that the selection near the college is in one of the worst places in the city of Philadelphia. Public Safety officers are responsible to patrol the area, which adds security, but the choices for housing do not look secure themselves. However, if one would like a nicer apartment, it will cost big bucks due to city living.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: As a Drexel alumna, the undergraduate engineering program at Drexel offered a surprising entry into education as my professional path. The experience gained from the cooperative education internships were invaluable for gaining a peek into what are some of the expectations in industry and finding ways to incorporate those lessons to my students. Earning a graduate degree in my field, will enable me to keep my skill sets fresh and define my entrepreneurial ideas.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: It is located in center city, so it has the night life and good food that the area has to offer.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Drexel University offers more than just the facilities on campus, but also give a membership to a more convenient gym.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't really see it around, but it is definitely here.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Drexel University Shuttle buses travel to all of the campuses. In addition septa literally takes you everywhere. You shouldn't have a problem at all traveling. Also if you're ever lost Drexel Police will more than happily direct you to the right direction.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You do not see any drugs on the campus. The school has a zero tolerance policy for drugs.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on the campus is not good. You will be better off catching public transportation of relying on the Drexel's Bus that they provide to students.

5 College Junior

Majors: I think that Drexel is a wonderful University and all the majors are top notch.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: I received a half tuition scholarship for my grades in community college.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Many professors are knowledgeable and genuinely interested in helping students. But there are also plenty who have no passion for teaching.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Drexel once again is in the middle of the city. It's actually located quit close to 30th street station. In walking distance of trains, subways and taxis. Basically everything you need to get around.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drexel is in the middle of the city, anybody can wonder on campus. Because it's in such a urban area drug and always a problem and rather easy to find. I think for the most part though the students are smart enough to make the right choices.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Drexel is very good with giving out grants and scholarships

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Co-op program. When I graduate next year, I will have 1.5 years of professional experience which many do not have my age after graduating

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: Always house parties and frat parties on campus. And of course bars everywhere since you are in the city.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Drexel's campus is has really enhanced over the past couple years with its building initiative. It will look great soon. The new business building will be complete in less than 1 yeat

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is nearly $20K, completely unreasonable.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation around the campus is fairly easy and not very expensive.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Its near impossible to get parking near wherever you need to go. The only time you get lucky finding parking is during the holidays.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's usually awful but there is sometimes the food can be surprisingly decent

1 College Sophomore

Parking: It's honestly awful there is no good place to find decent parking without searching for awhile

4 College Senior

Transportation: Transportation around Drexel is very convenient since the school is located in a major city like Philadelphia. There are different subways, trolleys, and buses headed from different areas of Philly into the Drexel campus, and even if you happen to miss your transportation or need to make an urgent trip (i.e. late for class or an exam) there are always cabs driving through the streets. Drexel itself has shuttles as well, but they are not as convenient as the city transportation since they only offer transportation locally.

3 College Senior

Technology: Like most schools, the computer labs are crowded especially during exam periods. It is very helpful to bring your own laptop, since WiFi is available, because it would definitely make it less of a hassle transferring data, printing, working on assignments, etc.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The great thing about Drexel is that it is situated right between University City and Center City District. So if needed, there are close-by shops like Jimmy John's and so on, but if you are looking for delicious gourmet food around Center City, it's not too far of a travel. (It's even faster if you have a bike!)

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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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