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Reviews 2473 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a Nursing commuter, I am more focused on my academics.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Heat Alerts – Snow, rain and heat affects me becuase I commute and sometimes have to walk a few blocks.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is not very good, it is mostly the same everyday. The food is unhealthy and there is not much variety. However some days they have good food.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Fair Review – Greeks keep to themselves on a social level so they really won't interfere with non-greek lives, you might attend their parties but you will most likely won't be harassed by them.

4 College Student

Majors: The Perfect Major – I'm in a 5 year BS/MS program for Elementary Education with a 6 month co-op and a certification in Special Education. When I was looking at colleges, there was not a single program that fit me as well as this. I know that with the 10-week quarters that my schedules will be packed and may be stressful, but the knowledge and experience I gain will place me ahead of the education majors from other schools. Hopefully this distinction will make it easier for me to find a well-paying job that I will love.

4 College Student

Local Area: Welcome to Philly – There is such life in Philadelphia. When you're not in class or studying, students can go to plays, eat food from basically any culture, shop, or order Insomnia Cookies to be delivered to your dorm. Drexel itself has a largely diverse population and its students are friendly and welcoming to new people.

4 College Senior

Majors: Easy and Quick – I am recently starting Drexel University and so far m experience with my application, acceptance, loans and registration have been really easy. I have been contacted my a number of admissions personnel to make sure that I understand the steps required of me and that I am prepared as best I can prior to the start of the new quaret. I am really looking forward to my new year at Drexel, so far my experiences have been great.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great for Rn's – ability to take all online classes for rn's to get bsn

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Online Options – i live far from drexel but can take all online classes to get my bsn

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Great for Jobs, Tough Curriculum – Most 'engineering'-type majors can be difficult, as due to the co-op program you will have a heavy courseload and thus a heavy workload. However, some of the professors provide a great opportunity to network or be involved in new research, which, when coupled with the co-op program, give you a fantastic platform for your career.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Four seasons, although the winters are not as bad as where I'm from. Often gets quite a bit of rain in the fall and spring and the winters tend to get a few small storms and one big storm.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Very Diverse but Segregated – Drexel is VERY diverse. There are many of different races there, however it often seems like a lot of cliques form and each clique has a dominant race.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Up to Date With Multiple Operating Systems – Computers are pretty nice - big monitors and many have both mac and windows systems installed.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Co Op Offers Potential Employers in the Future. In the end, GPA matters very little. It is having an employer that matters most and at Drexel University, they offer us communication and work with these potential employers in the co op program. In this program, the employers train us to perform and carry out the responsibilities of their company. And in the end, spending all that money to train us, why not hire us. At Drexel University, we not only are provided the degree, but we are provided the most important aspect of the degree -real work experience and an actually career. Drexel University never fails to link the academics to the real work experience with their co op program and many available labs to display the material you have learned in class.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Although there is free parking available at or near Drexel University, it is very limited so don't count on availability. The meters cost $2.50 an hour which could be fine if you were allowed to put more than a small amount of money in at a time. Drexel does offer parking, but this can cost you $400 every three months. There is no guarantee that your car will not be hit. Mine has been hit twice. If you go over the free two-hour parking by even a half hour, you will be slapped with a significant fine because the traffic authority seems to be funded more heavily than the police.

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Philly is unsafe. It is riddled with crime and poverty. I receive frequent alert messages warning me about the crimes committed right on campus. Philly is dirty. Its inhabitants are sports-crazed. The public schools are in dismal condition. There is nowhere to park ever without paying huge sums of money. I don't feel safe

1 College Senior

Scholarships: They Give You a Lot – But then they charge you $60,000 so that $20,000 dollars they just handed you is pretty pointless...

4 College Senior

Party Scene: We Are in Philadelphia. The simple fact that we're in center city Philadelphia makes it a better nightlife than every school not in a city. I mean the kids here say it's okay, but that's only because we're a 90 minute bus ride to NYC/a lot of people have hometowns near NYC, one of the top 5 nightlife cities in the world.

3 College Senior

Athletics: We have a Basketball team that deserved to be in the March Madness tournament and my goodness the fan support for our men's team as well as the school spirit just exploded. It was an amazing few months but besides that our sports are very concentrated into small groups with few fans.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pretty Descent – The school itself is very clean and nice, but expensive

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Everything Is Right There – The need to get off campus is not really present because of its city atmosphere and closeness to shops and Center City. You have the close option of Philadelphia public transportation, which isn't the cleaness, but it will get you where you need to go efficiently. Drexel is literally a block away from 30th Street Station, so people who need to go to Philadelphia suburbs, Jersey, or take Amtrak, are located very conviently. Also, if you are interested in taking Megabus or Bolt, the Philadelphia location is right next to Drexel so there is no need to go off campus to get to the bus.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: In and Out Access – Unless its during exam time you can almost always find a computer open in the library. The library also lends out laptops if you need to borrow one. However, printing can be a hassle because it is not free. The WiFi is fast in about 75% of Drexel's campus. WiFi access in the residence halls and library is poor so do not expect much. Accessing the internet is great and very speedy if you have a ethernet cord in the dorms. But there is an annoying set-up system every new quarter.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball, Basketball, Basketball – The school has a very strong basketball program. Other sports are offered, but that is the only one that most people follow.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great Variety, a Little Expensive – There are hundreds of restaurants within a mile from the school, but being in a city, it can get a little expensive to eat out every day. There is also a lot of ethnic cuisine available.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Variety of People – People are intellectually stimulating, somewhat nerdy, but generally great people to hang out with. I go to the law school so we are not as into the partying anymore and the crowd is not as young.

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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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