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5 College Freshman

Local Area: being in the city is actually pretty fun. there are tones of things to do and always someplace to hang out. the only thing about Philly is that places close relatively early so get there before 9pm!

5 College Freshman

Academics: There are a plethora of courses available at Drexel. what is the big deal is keeping the grades up in order to qualify to be in the major you want to take

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Some of the facilities are great but then a lot of them lack places to plug in computers and others aren't regularly taken care of.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are definitely more guys at Drexel than girls. There is typically at least one party going on on a Friday or Saturday night, and you tend to see the same people at these parties. Dress is typical, certainly not preppy.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Drexel has students from all over the world. Everyone feels accepted as Drexel has a variety of religious groups, ethnic groups, political groups and a rising sexual orientation group. Additionally, if there isn't a group you are interested in, you can create one yourself.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I Love It – I love Drexel because I was able to meet a variety of people from all over the world. I got involved right away with school activities and was able to meet a ton of new people. Drexel is always competing with UPenn and it feels great to beat them in academic competitions, this proves how great of learning school Drexel is.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I swore that I would never ever be a bio major, but here I am as I have realized that it is the best major for my journey. It is difficult, especially if you are involved in other activities on campus.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: University City and Beyond – Philadelphia is such a fun city that there is always something to do. Also, you can walk to the art museum from campus as well as a lot of other fun things

3 College Freshman

Administration: Safety and Punishment – There is a strict no tolerance policy for drug use, but I have heard that for alcohol it's more of a three strike deal. Parties do get busted but cops just ask you to leave without checking ID. The campus police only really step in when someone is throwing up or going to the bathroom outside. Dorm room parties do go unnoticed by certain RA's

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Besides basketball, varsity athletics are not extremely popular, but people do still go to the games. Clubs sports, however, are very popular.

4 College Junior

Local Area: It's right in the midst of Philadelphia. Plenty to do and see.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There are parties all around campus. Greek like if pretty popular, but it isn't the only thing that happens on campus. There are concerts a few times a year. There are also plenty of bars and other colleges in Philly that are easy to get to.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Food Is Great – Our main dining center is more than amazing, though I've noticed freshmen really like to complain about it. Everything is made fresh if possible, and if it isn't it's due to health codes (i.e. we can't have fresh burgers because the meat needs to be frozen). If you have a specific diet you can meet with the campus dietician to figure out on-campus dining relating to you, but there are great vegetarian and vegan options in the dining center (hummus wraps = <3 ) so you may not ever have to. There's also a dining terrace by the dorms with a Subway, Chik-fil-a, Currito, and sushi options, not to mention other dining locations on campus (check them all out here:http://www.drexelcampusdining.com/locations.html)
As a freshman, you have to have a meal plan which is kind of annoying but in the end you'll be thankful you didn't have to a) try to figure out how to cook with a microwave in your dorm room or b)live off Ramen for the duration of your high school career.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are okay but I wouldn't recommend it for more than freshman year. Signing guests in and out is VERY ANNOYING. But living on campus is a good start to college.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Can Be Annoying – Its hard to find a middle ground in your major. So declaring a major was difficult for me at DU because I'm interested in a lot of things.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Risky – The weather in Philly completely varies by year. Your best bet is just checking the weather before you leave your dorm or run the risk of getting stuck in the rain.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Don't Bother With Clubs – If you're looking for a raging club scene, you won't find it here, but the frats and parties on Powelton are surprisingly fun. In addition, if you have any friends or connections at Temple or Penn, their parties are notably fun.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a Tech School – There are hot guys and girls, but they are typically art majors. Don't look for a hook up in the Engineering Department.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Very hot in the summer, and very cold in the winter. Just remember, you will probably be here in the summer, so take the heat into account!

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Fine Line.. There's a fine line at Drexel between what is safe and what is not safe for off-campus housing. If you stay very close to campus (practically on campus), the houses will be safe and nice. However, they will not be cheap! The houses a few blocks off of campus will be more affordable, but there are many times when the houses get broken into. And there's not really a compromise, so you have to decide which you want more-- safety or money.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Not Too Important – Drexel's sports are not seen as that important at Drexel. Although there is always a showing at men's basketball games, the same cannot be said for other sports. In fact, Drexel does not even have a football team. Personally, I have only been to a few Drexel basketball games myself, but I do know a large group of people usually attend them.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dorms Are Slightly Above Average – As long as you end up in a sweet (Race Street Dorms, Caneris Hall Dorms, or North Hall Dorms), the dorms are above average, but only slightly. They are spacious compared to some other dorms on campus, and they all have their own bathrooms for each suite. However, they don't have a fresh clean feel. They're all a little old and stale, with only the necessities.

4 College Senior

Administration: Not Too Strict – Drexel's policies are strict, not too strict when it comes to policing the campus. There are constantly Drexel Police riding around on campus, making sure everything is okay. At times, this means that they bust parties or reprimand students for doing things that should not be. However, they are usually satisfied if the student(s) simply stop doing what they're doing. In addition, they make everyone a little safer, since there are no shortage or robberies or other issues on Drexel's campus or the surrounding areas.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Extremely Available – Metro and buses are on almost every corner around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: City Atmosphere – Around the corner is not the best area. Drexel itself is pretty safe but as you walk away from campus it is not as safe and drugs are used.

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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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