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Reviews 2460 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Junior

Campus Food: There is countless options on and around campus. If you can think of the style of food, it can be found. Plus the local Philadelphia fare is by far the greatest.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: 5 Min from Center City Philadelphia, the night life is endless. Greek life is also involved in plenty of night activities.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The sports program make an attempt to involve all of the student body. Drexel is not known for its sports, but the program strives to win.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not really interested in sports, the only club I participate is Karate. Drexel's Karate club is really amazing, we won almost every tournament. Although I was only a white belt, but my perfomance is equal to the yellow belt from other school.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am currently in Culinary Science, and the faculty of this Department is awesome! I've got a lot of help from them in both my academic life and my process to find a coop. Culinary Science major provides an adequate amount of knowledge from both science, liberal art, and culinary art. There're many options for coop in this Major, but you'll need to plan it carefully. For example, if you're not good at cooking in fast pace, you should take as many Food Science course as possible so you might get an intern in lab or reasearch field.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Lots of dining option are available, both through campus dining, and the various restaurants/food trucks located in the vacinity.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my program. I am in the newly founded custom designed major program, and though it involves extra work on my part, I love the freedom to choose my own path and decide my own curriculum.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: It's fine, there aren't super helpful, nor are they unhelpful. The best way to get financial aid at this school is to do really well in HIGH SCHOOL.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is every type of option imaginable nearby since we are located in the middle of the city.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus is a fun place to live, and its great that you are located to close and don't have to worry much about safety.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Student life is definitely there, but it is up to you to get involved if you want to. It doesn't nessecarily "find you".

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: With the exception of the fact that it's no fun to have construction constantly going on all over campus, our buildings are generally new and well taken care of.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus security is always present and available to offer transportation from campus to housing

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Just super quick and always there when you need them

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's been hard for me to find scholarships that I am applicable for. But I do enjoy the partner discount.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I really enjoy my program except that it requires me to only participate on a part time basis. The workload is the perfect amount and the curriculum is always stimulating.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are always so many people around. It is hard to feel unsafe. Despite the large population, the school manages to remain very clean and sanitary.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: I received a merit scholarship at Drexel which my family and I were pleased with. I did not receiveive financial aid.

4 College Senior

Transportation: I am not presently attending Drexel although I have heard very accessible

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: From my past experiences at Drexel, there has been many cops around the campus and there are many safety procedures in place.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love it but hard to incorporate other topics or courses into my curriculum.

1 College Student

Academics: I hate this place. Don't go here.

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3 College Student

Campus Quality: The co-op program is amazing. Most students go on three and love it. The jobs are also really high-paying, and many are hired by their co-op employer immediately after graduation.

We also have a lot of Greek Life activities, other social events, and professional events such as guest speakers. For those living on-campus, there's always a ton to do, but for me commuting really sucks. I recommend living on campus!

4 College Student

Majors: At Drexel, we don't really have internships as much as co-op jobs. A typical co-op job will pay $16,000 for the 6 month period. The commitment, responsibilities, flexibility, dress code, etc. depends on the employer, but it's mostly a professional, business-casual, 8-9 hour day environment. Finding the job is not an issue, almost everyone is required to complete 1 if not 3 co-ops, and it's very rare for students to not get interviews. There's a whole computer system set up for applications, and even required courses that are really great at teaching resume development and interview strategies.

One of my close friends works at Crayola and knows how the crayons are made and gives presentations to huge companies such as Walmart. Another friend has worked at the Philadelphia water authority. I am about to start a summer job at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The opportunities are endless and there are even a lot of international co-ops too.

3 College Student

Majors: Biomedical Engineering at Drexel is great. I love that we take so many classes and get to do design projects and work with different software, technology, and approach problems from different angles. Sometimes the classes can be overwhelming, though, because of the quarter system and the overload of classes engineers are forced to take. If I could do it all over, I would choose to live on campus instead of commute, and try to work out a schedule where I'm not taking over 16 credits at a time.


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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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