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2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Walk Everywhere but With a Buddy – You have to walk every where - there is a Lucy (circle bus) but I have yet to see it. You have to walk everywhere - and mind you some classes are evening and run late - do not walk alone - this is Philadelphia!!! Lots of shootings and muggings

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Major is okay - should have gone else where if I knew what campus life was like and the housing nightmares. Faculty is great - job ops are just ok. In this economy many businesses are pulling from the co-op program. One person I knew received his co-op, a week before he was to start, the company pulled out. He had to start all over looking for a job and Drexel does not help when it comes to your co-op or problems that arise. FYI - very important to know - while they have a good sell to you and your parents - there is not a good follow through.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Good Major – I love my major but I would have gone else where for the education. It is just subpar.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The housing sucks - you will end up living in apartments at some point. The "housing gods" (dept) will screw with you no matter what. The drexel shaft is commonly known for how you are treated at Drexel. Parties - don't exist. Frats do, but I really don't know why. You really shouldn't leave campus because it is not that safe - news just doesn't report all the muggings, especially when having to walk to class because you live too far away and Housing forces you to live else where - I am suprised no one has sued them yet. After all you wouldn't be stopped if you were able to live on campus or even near campus! Expect to pay $1000 a month for a shared dorm - really? Doesn't drexel already own these buildings? They do not clean, or provide any services! Consider picking another school just because of location and how the housing a-holes will treat you! You will get a better education, you wont feel like a number, you'll save money and feel so much safer at another school. Honest.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't really know anyone who pays for a parking spot. Instead, we all park on the streets. There are plenty of spots and no restrictions. You can stay there for days.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I LOVE Being a Business Major – I love Lebow College of Business. They really want to make each student have a successful career. The academics are strong. Many of my professors worked on Wall Street or for the government before teaching and have personal familiarity with the concepts they are teaching. For example, my favorite professor, Jodi Cataline, gained enough money and experience on Wall Street that she retired in her early thirties to teach and raise a family. She is always willing to give her students a hand in their job searches and personal lives. Lebow hosts a lot of workshops and events ranging from Excel work to how to dress for inteviews. I feel very supported by my colllege and I am learning tons.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I Feel Safe! Philly is know for being kind of scary, but I feel completely safe on campus. There are security officers everywhere and they will walk you anywhere you need to go if you feel unsafe. Warning, be careful looking for an apartment off campus. If it is really cheap, chances are it is in an unsafe area.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Go to Reading Terminal Market. There is tons of variety of places to eat. They range from really cheap, but tasty food trucks to fancy steakhouses. I use sites like Urban Spoon to find new places every time I go out. Also, take advantage of Restaurant Week. You can get a 3-4 course meal at those really expensive restaurant for $35! Not a bad deal! Also, make sure that you go to Reading Terminal Market. So mush food, so little time

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My initial dealings with financial aid was totally fine. I have a $24,000 academic scholarship. However, in order to qualify for the scholarship for this upcoming year, the office required all this information like W-2s, copies of tax returns and all this other paperwork. After e-mailing and calling the office for a month, I finally have everything submitted. It was a pain in the butt.

4 College Junior

Academics: Co-Op and Librarianship – The program is fantastic and the pace really makes it easier to understand the major. The professors make sure to lend a hand when a job is needed and to let students know of opportunities in the school or in other locations.

4 College Junior

Technology: It can become crowded, just like any other school, but finding a spot is not to difficult at the end of the day.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Could They Be Anymore Difficult – Drexel is constantly screwing things up, I can't believe how bad they are when it comes to financial aid.

3 College Junior

Weather: Four Seasons – Pennsylvania is a beautiful weather state if you enjoy all four seasons

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Doctorate Program Not What I Expected – Most DNP programs I would have graduated from 3 years ago, but Drexel does a DrNP program that requires a full dissertation. Which is great if the professors didn't keep leaving or if they better understood what the students were to do to get out. No two classes have been the same - they just keep changing things, and many from my class feel forgotten. Oh well, here's to possibly getting done in the next year or two.

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4 College Student

Academics: Excellent Academic Program – There is a little bit of everything for everyone. The school offers a number of different academic programs fit for each individual student to tailor to their needs. Certain majors offer a 5-year BS/MS program in which the student can achieve a Masters Degree in the course of 5 years. The highlight of Drexel is the Co-Op Program which offers paid real world work experience while in school. This not only provides the student the opportunity to become familiar within their field and gain experience but it builds relationships and networks with potential employers. And by doing so it increases the likelihood of obtaining a stable job after graduation.. It is an excellent work study opportunity and to build a resume.

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3 College Student

Athletics: More of an Academic Then an Athletic School – Drexel University has a rigorous academic program, so athletics are not necessarily number one on each students' list of priorities. Sports are not scarce, however is it not a top ranked, varsity sports school. There are a number of team sports, intramural and extracurricular sports available. As well as a new state of the art recreation center, built in 2010.

4 College Student

Academics: Always Someone to Help! The fast-paced environment is supported by a number of student resources readily available. In addition to books, iPads, laptops and other electronics are available to checkout. Study groups and peer tutoring are offered in any given subject area at the Learning Terrace.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors steal your money – I had several occasions where professors missed almost half of the classes scheduled for a course. Most of the students here are looking to their co-ops and aren't all that interested in the education that they are paying for.

4 College Student

Majors: While here, Drexel gives much opportunity for students to actually work in their field of study. The Co-op program actually gives you experience and also tells you whether or not you love or hate your major. It is very helpful to know before you graduate, whether or not you'll like the jobs you are studying for. Drexel is also near UPenn which is a top medical school.

4 College Student

Majors: Not Bad at All – I actually had no difficulties applying to Drexel. The most important criteria are probably grades and test scores which you probably already know. However, it depends on your major whether of not these scores matter. There is no abnormal application process but it is a rolling application.

4 College Student

Academics: Difficult but Rewarding. The classes are difficult and the work is not always easy but it is very rewarding and the professors are there to help and they want you to pass and become successful.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Many Options – The best choice would have to be the Drexel shuttles because they are free and some of them go into the city and others go into other parts of the city. The next choice I would say would have to be the subway it costs around three dollars for a round trip to use the subway and they can take you anywhere.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are many things to do on Drexel's Campus including things planned by Drexel to things you can do in the city. Since the city is so close there will always be something to do.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food Trucks – The food trucks are the best places to get great quality food. Most of them are authentic, and they taste so good. I sorry I feel bad for you if you have a meal plan because you will be forced to eat Drexel's food. The dining dollars are terrible and they do not roll over. BEWARE!

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: First term is gonna f*** you up! Please, please try not to party too hard and don't do last minute assignments because yo GPA will reflex that. You need to make a schedule and

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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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