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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: One of the Best All Around – The facilities at Drexel are awesome the student centers,the huge libraries ,the campus activities ,the grounds, the food in the dining halls is off the hook a large variety for everyone. I love that in the gym area that the track is up high so while you maybe playing basketball students can be running track above love that...

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: House Parties: All Girls Welcome, Guys Pay $5 – House parties at Drexel can be super fun if they have good DJ's. However, they are hard to find, there is a 50/50 chance of it being bad, plus all guys are charged $5 at the door. If you are a girl, risk it! If not, walk a few blocks to the U Penn parties, which are definitely worth the walk.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: At the Center of Everything – Drexel is mere minutes away from Center City Philadelphia, with shopping and restaurants and cute artsy shops, as well as museums and art galleries. The campus has a lot of restaurants and parties at Drexel AND UPenn. The rec center is new, clean, and huge!

The only downside is, it is not safe to be alone on the streets after dark. But with a buddy system people rarely give you trouble.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of asian students. But still a decent variety of ethnicity and a lot of good looking students all around.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: A Little of Each Season – Weather varies and is sometimes unpredictable. It snows, rains, and gets hot.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The process for getting into a major is not difficult. The most difficult part is simply the required classes, such as sciences and maths.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a lot of options for parties or clubs, but if you aren't old enough for a bar/club, or don't have money/a lot of girls with you for parties, then it's not as fun.

4 College Freshman

Majors: the curriculum and workload at drexel for most of the majors is very fast paced in heavy. once you get into the hang of things it is often a smoother ride than at the beginning but it is still fairly rigorous.

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.

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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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