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Reviews 2517 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: SEPTA provides transport for Philadelphia, including Drexel University. They offer trains, buses and trolleys.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drexel doesn't really have a "Drug scene." The only real drug is weed, used in moderation.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a no drug policy on campus. There is no tolerance for using drugs on campus. There are warnings for alcohol use in place, but for drugs, the first time is your last time.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I like my professors, most of the hold degrees from very prestigious schools like MIT or Columbia. My major is biomedical engineering, and the classes are hard but I enjoy many of the classes, especially the engineering design classes. Drexel also has a special co-op program which allows you to gain at maximum 18 months of working experience in your field.

2 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus is not the most gorgeous, basketball is a big deal here, there is only one library on the main campus. It's mostly concrete. The campus activities board hosts some fun events such as late night skating, Hershey Park trips, movie nights, etc.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the Honors Dorm, so it's nice. It has private bathrooms and showers, but the rooms are a little small. There are special events for Honors students, so the community is good. It is costly though.

2 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There's a co-op program in place that will allow you to get 18 months of working experience max, which is really great. However, there is only one dining center, one library and the campus is ugly. There are a lot of great professors at this school, many have degrees from Ivy League universities and other top-notch colleges.

4 College Junior

Majors: I was in a great program (Healthcare Administration), very interactive and I learned a lot from the classes I took. What I loved the most is that the professors will actually point out different internship opportunities to the students, they also recommended organizations that they think may be a good fit. The workload was sufficient in the HCA program, you get a decent amount of papers to do, however, the professors like to use multimedia tools to teach. So you would get youtube videos, documentaries, some lectures with powerpoints to listen to, etc. They really used a diverse amount of tools to teach, and I really loved that.

4 College Junior

Majors: I think Drexel has great majors. They are a lot of choices one has and everyone there interacts and assists you in anyway they can. I had a great experience at Drexel.

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2 College Student

Drug Safety: I've heard it is relatively easy to get various drugs as it is the city, but overall students that I know of don't use much. The drug safety at Drexel is somewhat around, but can easily be avoided.

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1 College Student

Campus Food: Very unhealthy and has poor choice of selection. Supplied by Sodexo, the
"Hans", the dining hall, has gotten many students sick at least twice this academic year and is only vendor aside from food trucks. The forced dining plans are just the beginning as well.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: The Drexel Transportation is free, and SEPTA is relatively cheap. There are also cabs and zipcars which are affordable if taken sparingly.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There are all kinds of different people and all kinds of different niche clubs to participate in.

3 College Freshman

Majors: It is an easy process to transfer to any Major you like. All you need to do is go to your advisor's office, have a quick talk, and wait for the system to process. The only thing that matter is that you only have two first weeks of each quarter to complete your paper. Sometimes it might take longer than two week to be process thus you'll have to wait till next quarter.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I heard someone is dropped out of Dean's list because of using drug

3 College Freshman

Administration: The Dean's Scholarship is only applicable for freshmen and if you lose it, you'll lose it forever. I wish that there were more scholarships for students who lose their Dean's one.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I personally think Drexel is a pretty safe place since I have never faced any unsafe situation. Plus, the Drexel Alert system has been working pretty hard to maintain the safety of students. However, recently I heard about some students died in their dorm room which is worrying me.

4 College Student

Scholarships: I think this is all subjective. My experiences with all of the schools I applied to were the same- they were limited merit and need-based scholarships. In the case of Drexel you are automatically considered for both when you apply. I recieved $16,500 but I have multiple friends who recieved upwards of $23,000. Yes, tuition increases every year but this happens at all universities. If you are not taking the time to apply to outside scholarships then I think it invalidates any complaining. There are plenty of oppurtunities to find money if you are willing to sit down and look for them. Otherwise, you will be paying a lot no matter where you go.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Me and a few friends just recently started searching for an off campus apartment. Contacting the landlords were the most difficult part, but through the grape vine we found an apartment through some friends. The rent is cheap compared to what the university charges a student for housing, but finding one in a good neighborhood can be tough.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is really good on and around Drexel's campus. Drexel has busses that bring you to various stops around the urban campus, and other busses that bring you to a stop in center city philadelphia. The busses do not run very late at night.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of food trucks which are good cheap ways to buy meals. There are other options but things start to get a little more expensive.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The teachers are pretty strict and grade pretty harshly.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There really isn't a great source of late night transportation.

5 College Freshman

Majors: i enjoy all the things at this school that why i am hoping to enjoy it more here, wonderful, meeting and conversation with more ofthe students here was just great

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Drexel is not really big, although it depends on who you hang out with. If people are doing drugs, they're usually just smoking. Drinking is a much more popular activity.


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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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