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Reviews 2200 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So Many Options! Drexel is located in University City, so there are a lot of college friendly dining options all over the place. The price varies from place to place, but for the most part they are very reasonable. Definitely check out Baby Blue's BBQ and Pat's!

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Friendly, Skillful – When the first time I came the school, I got a very nice tour. I saw a couple of students hung out together and some was doing homework.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Enthusiastic Profs – The biology department at Drexel University consists of very enthusiastic professors who are specialized in the subjects they teach. Unfortunately, in some classes, you only have the professors for half of a term (about 5 weeks) and then switch to a new professor. So it can be difficult to become accustomed to specific teaching/testing styles. Also, TA's are either very nice and helpful, or useless and unfriendly. Overall, an average experience.

3 College Student

Party Scene: So So, So Far – I'm not at all against the idea of organizing parties where people can relax, refresh and enjoy fun together. I, however, don't think their timing is good. A party is usually held in late evening and continues until midnight, and if its participants get too excited, it can go all along to the early morning of the next day! The noise from overnight parties annoys other students who just would rather have a good sleep than have drinks with their friends in such a chaotic social gathering. Nonetheless, the school has done very little to control the dorm noise and underage drinking problems here. Not surprisingly, a lot of students have a lot to complain about.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Not Much Useful Information Provided – Pros:

Abundance. There are indeed quite a lot of off-housing offers to choose from.


However, these choices are not always easy. Housing is available only if you can afford high rental costs.

There are also far more apartments than studios for rent, which is very inconvenient for those who prefer living on their own.

The safety issue is a heated one. The farther your residental buidling is away from the campus, the more dangerous it is to commute by yourself from your apartment/studio to your school and vice versa, especially at nights. None of my friends who are now living off-campus wants to go out alone after 7:PM.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Generally Good – Although some danger such as robberies and personal attacks did exist, those cases happened rarely and in places that were not close to the University Main Campus. The police cycle around the campus 24/7 and are ready to help. But to be fair, because the university is located in a city, unfortunately it's not 100% safe.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Just Don't Keep It in the Dorms – As long as you're not extremely obvious about what you've been doing and don't keep any contraband in your room or friends' rooms, the RA's (resident assistants) won't try to get you into trouble. You can pretty much live under your own circumstances as long as it happens outside the dorms. The punishments, however, a pretty severe - being put in front of a committee, citations the first time, and the possibility of being kicked out of housing and suspension or even expulsion depending on the substance and the number of times (3 is generally the killer).

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A Dragon in Dorms – Drexel housing is what you would expect from college housing. The dorms vary based on the building you're in, and as a freshman, you have plenty of options for where you could end up, some not as great as others. You could choose to be randomly placed or be placed into a suite, with more amenities and more roommates. The normal, traditional style dorms (2 roommates, community bathroom, etc.) are what you make of them. Socially, you can make a ton of friends within your dorm building - several hundred students are just waiting to meet you. In the first few weeks of the year, people definitely rely on the hallmates and roommates for social interaction. The rooms aren't in spectacular condition considering the age of some of the buildings, but they're more than acceptable and the heating/cooling units in each individual room is one of the highest points of the dorms.

3 College Student

Scholarships: Last Saturday I received the letter telling me that I have to apply for Financial Aid, so on Monday I send the form by fax; today is Thursday and is not processed, is a shame! :(

2 College Student

Parking: The inside parking are not too bad. But I prefer use public transportation because is free all day.

5 College Student

Local Area: Drexel is surrounded by the city, stores and the called "University city" in which almost all campus students lives. They are police all day and night, so people feel safety. In sports Drexel is one of the best institution. No body gets borred at Drexel because you feel like in home. They are multiple events during a year that you should go, and for make tourism the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin Independence Museum, Betsy Ross House is one of our options. Drexel is GREAT!!!

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Not Much – The standard federal aid is available, but nothing else for my field in the way of scholarships or grants. Financial aid officers are helpful (hence the B grade), but have no resources to suggest.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Variety Is the Spice . . . Drexel's Center City campus has a cafeteria with several tasty options, including a salad bar, burger bar, pizza bar, entree and vegetables, sandwich bar, special of the day bar, and prepackaged food choices at reasonable rates. It has a few other in-house cafes and regular outside vendors with food carts available much of the day.

4 College Junior

Local Area: In the Heart of the City – Drexel's School of Nursing and Public Health is located a few blocks from Philadelphia's City Hall. In the heart of the city, this campus is a few blocks from museums and performance venues, shopping, and public transportation centers with access to any place in the region. By rail, sports arenas and the airport are only twenty minutes away.

5 College Student

Diversity: The diversity at Drexel University is a wide variety. As i went for my orientation, I found that there are many different ethnic groups and cultures.

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5 College Student

Campus Food: Dining Halls on Campus – The dining halls on campus and very clean and offer a very wide variety of foods throughout one facility.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The Gym Is Awesome, Sports Are Meh – Definitely go to the Rec Center at least once, even if you don't like working out. It's new and really nice inside. It gets crowded sometimes, but if you can go when it's slower, I highly recommend it. The main sport here is basketball, but school spirit is so-so (except for the DAC Pack, students who go to every game and cheer like crazy). There are a decent number of intramurals and stuff like that.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Maybe If You Look Hard Enough – Drexel definitely doesn't have the hottest male population, but there are enough good-looking ones to get by on. There is definitely every type of guy here, so girls can probably find what they're into. The idea that each school has only one type of guy (like the Engineering school only has dorky looking guys) is totally false. The best place to meet guys is probably in class or at the gym, not parties.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Know Where to Go – Philadelphia is an awesome city: there are lots of museums (you have to go to the Franklin Institute and the Mutter Museum), every kind of cuisine you could want, and Fairmount Park, which is basically all over the area. Just be aware of your surroundings; you could be in a beautiful neighborhood and then you cross the street and you're suddenly in the ghetto. Know what neighborhoods to avoid.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Don't Have a Car – I don't have a car on campus because public transportation is often cheaper and driving in the city doesn't make sense unless you're driving all the way across philadelphia. There aren't many parking spaces on campus, they are mostly all parallel parking spots.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very Diverse! I have a very diverse group of friends from all different backgrounds, but others on campus may feel differently. There are a wide variety of cultures, ethnicities and classes on this campus

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Myers Is Where Its at! Myers hall is a great choice for living on campus; rooms are good size and mainly are for underclassmen unless you are an RA. Right near northside terrace and close enough to most class buildings

3 College Freshman

Weather: Can Be Rough During the Winter Months – When we have major snow storms traveling around can be a hassle

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not Everywhere – Its not all over the place, but if you wanted to find it you probably could without a problem. School tries its best

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lots of Options – Many different types of restaurants are on or near campus


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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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