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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

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The requirements for majors (like most schools) are stupid for the first year or so. Business majors taking science, not needed. However, the classes - once in your major - are interesting. It's hard to dual major is opposing colleges (ex. Lebow and Arts/Media) because of the credit requirement.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Overall, housing is pricier than most parts of Philly for quality less than par. #1 rule is to know your landloard and research them. They will be your worse nightmare or best friend. Research the building for reviews and if things come back negative, listen to that advice. The choices, however, are immense and if price isn't a worry - The Hub and places similar cater directly to students with awesome gyms, tanning booths, study lounges, and modern apartments within their buildings.

4 College Student

Local Area: Amazing City – Philadelphia is such an awesome city with so much to do. I'm also very pleased with the face that UPenn is right across the street from Drexel University, since a good friend attends UPenn.

3 College Student

Scholarships: Smooth Sailing – I found that the counselors for financial aid were extremely resourceful. They help you every step of the way and find what is just right for you.

4 College Student

Weather: Easy Breezy – The weather is great almost all year-round. You get a feel of winter when the time comes around but not too cold. Summer is just right where you can walk around the city, but aren't dying of a heat stroke.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Makes Me Somewhat Nervous – I have only felt unsafe if I walk outside Drexel's campus or when I walk home really late at night. However, if you ever feel unsafe you can call Drexel's 24/7 Security for an escort. Keep your dorm room door locked at night and your windows shut to prevent any people from trying to get in.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Co-Ops and Campus Disdain – The Co-op program is wonderfully and the education is truly what you make of it. The night life around town is awesome and with all of the neighboring universities it is a college/city scene all in one. There is always fun to be had, you might not always have the time to have fun though. Depending on your major, course-work is rigorous. And as for a good old campus feel, many students bond over the ugliness and general distaste for the university. While it sounds like a bad thing, it ends up being a positive negative attribute that is 100% unique to Drexel.

4 College Senior

Administration: Schaperoned Madness – The campus had a wide array of safety measures in place for students including their own police force, campus security teams, and neighboring universities police forces and campus security. However, there is more than one party to be found on the weekends and typically the police don't get involved unless there is significant disruption.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are mainly 2 kinds of students at Drexel: the new-age hipster and the nerd. There are a few of us in the in between which would be considered "normal" but even then we have our quirks. However, being in a city lends itself a very open environment. There is no such thing as a wrong way to dress and the social life is unrestricted as long as you are willing to go out and find it. City and night life is fantastic and most students choose to take full advantage. Students here form their cliques however, the campus does not feel cliquey. Most students are able to find a group which suits them and they stick to it.

College Student

Party Scene: No Idea – it is in the city and there are bars around but I don't stay around

College Student

Campus Housing: Live or Campus or Far Away – The dorms are very crowded this year, the elevators don't always work, and some of the floors smell. The rooms are nice enough though and some of the dorms are much better than most. and if you don't want to pay to live right on campus the neighbors around school are bad so not many live around there.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: World Cafe Live's got the best food but a little pricey

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: Decent, Keep an Eye Out – The girls here are overall not bad. Drexel has a lot of Butts and Boobs, but lack of face in some spots. But there will always be a bunch of girls that make you say to yourself, "they go here!?".

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Get a Suite – Each dorm hall has its own feel to it. The Suite style dorms for freshman, (Race and Van R) are great and have plenty of room to move around and spread your stuff out. But dont be shocked if you dont know any of your neighbors or people on your floor because everyone kind of sticks to themselves. Calhoun, although with smaller rooms and permanent furniture, has great interaction with everyone in the dorm. Everyone knows everyone and gets along usually great. This is also the same with Towers, although towers is very crowded due to overflow housing. Myers is a mix of both, the rooms are normal size, unless your on the top floor, then you have higher ceilings which give it a bigger feel.

1 College Student

Administration: Zero Tolerance – Anybody caught with drugs gets the boot. I think people might be able to get away with alcohol once or something like that, but I am not sure since I do not get involved with it.

3 College Student

Diversity: Lots of Asians – While most people here are white, there are a lot of international students from Asia, mostly China. They generally stick together and do not socialize with Americans. There are not many African Americans, and I don't think I've ever met anybody from South America. Overall there is a lot of diversity, but the big chunk of that diversity prefers to keep to themselves (the Chinese students).

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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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