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Reviews 2460 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Student

Athletics: Basketball is a large part of the Drexel culture. While I do not personally go to sporting events often, it's a great atmosphere with a LOT of yellow and blue. There's no official football team, which is a bit of a letdown, but there are so many other things to keep you occupied in the world of school spirit and fan-hood

5 College Student

Local Area: Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in the country, so there is naturally always something interesting to do. Catch an Eagles game on Sunday, a baseball game for $20 with a student discount, take the subway into center city to shop at The Gallery, or head to the Philadelphia Art Museum! It's a great experience to immerse yourself in the city

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Most of the girls in my dorm are extremely attractive. They're mostly easy to get along with and know how to enjoy themselves while focusing on coursework. There's an interesting mix as Drexel attracts a highly international and interstate population.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There is a huge variety of majors at Drexel. I am currently a film and video major and i am getting all the hands on practice that I want. They also have a Co-op program for student's which means that students get work experience in their major and make money doing it.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I dont really see any drug problems. People just usually smoke on campus. Drinking is more popular.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did receive financial aid however, it was a long and confusing process trying to actually get it.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: It has a very diverse environment, and you will find people from all areas of the world.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Drexel is a very strict university when it comes to underage drinking. They hold an extremely no tolerance policy towards drugs, and give one warning if some one is caught plagiarizing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The good thing about Campus dining is that there are a lot of options to choose from. As a freshman, you don't have any other option and you end up eating at HANS only. Honestly, the food at HANS is really bad. But Northside Dining is really good, and I feel all other eating outlets are any day better than HANS.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I've met a lot of great guys from frats (like my RA), but every now and again someone in a frat will do something stupid to ruin the reputation of frats. They're great if that's what you're in to, but if not then it's also cool because frats don't have a huge impact on what happens on campus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttles run on a 15 minute schedule so it's really convenient when getting into center city. The seats are comfy and the buses are most always clean.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Although my Master's program is primarily comprised of women, it is a diverse group in terms of ethnic/racial, economic, national, and religious background. When I have ventured onto the main campus in University City, I have seen a lot of foreign exchange students and people of color.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The Center City campus is a great way to explore the many food options available in downtown Philly. It is a short walk to Love Park where food trucks are abundant. A little east of campus takes you to the Far East in terms of cuisine with a number of cheap and delicious restaurants serving Asian fare. A skip away from Chinatown is the famous Reading Terminal Market where a number of vendors sell food ranging from blueberry pancakes to cheesesteaks. Whatever you're craving, downtown Philly's got it and it's just a short walk from campus!

5 College Senior

Academics: they have one of the best profs. and faculty at the family therapy department

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: I have not come across anyone who engages in drug abuse at the university ( center city campus)

4 College Junior

Weather: During the Fall, it gets chilly, but its not too cold. Definitely jacket weather. During the Winter, it usually always snows. If it snows a lot, then driving in the city can be a nuisance. Drexel does not cancel classes if it snows unless there is 4ft of snow on the ground. During the Spring, the weather is great. Definitely shorts and t-shirt/ dresses and skirts weather. It can be brutal sometimes during the summer.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Great PA program and high pass rate for national boards.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Philadelphia is huge with lots of activities and events. However, I didn't have time to explore most of them.

2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Winters are cold and snowy but there is housing very close to the school.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: When I attended back in the 80s diversity was excellent.

2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There is a lot to do in Philadelphia but in the program I was in there was no time to party.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: i am taking an all online RN to BSN program, so convenient

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4 College Student

Administration: Campus strictness at Drexel us very low. It seems like you can get away with just about anything.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I found that there were very few scholarship opportunities at Drexel unless you were related to an employee there.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: The co-op program at Drexel is definitely a great opportunity.


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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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