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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).

3 College Student

Campus Food: Expensive but Decent – The dining hall has good variety and great hours, but sometimes the food isn't the freshest or best. Service is OK, and the dining environment is calm and clean. There are plenty of other dining-plan-sponsored restaurants on campus like Chick-fil-A and Subway. There's even a crowded Starbucks for those with a taste for $5 bitter coffee. Meal plan is mandatory for freshman, and it's not cheap!

4 College Student

Technology: Mind Boggling Internet Speeds – Those who lives in dorms have access to insane Internet speeds. Drexel has two 5-gigabit connections, and students are given access to these insane speeds. The wired internet has no slowdowns, and I have never experienced an outage. The only reason I give this category an A and not an A+ is because the wireless internet is flawed.

Some areas on campus have poor connections, for example the library's lowest floor. It does, however, seem to work OK in most classrooms.

Macbooks are available to borrow, and apparently there is free tech support provided whenever someone has a problem with their own computer. All of the computers that I have used on campus are fast and up-to-date.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Philadelphia, Pa – Philadelphia, also known as the city of Brotherly Love, is an urban city. It is famous for the liberty bell, love park, city hall, and amazing cheese steaks; amongst other great things. It is home to many popular universities besides Drexel such as Temple, University of Pennsylvania, and Lasalle. Looking for a place where public transportation is at your door to get you to all the hot spots, Philadelphia is your place!

4 College Student

Campus Quality: Personally, I think its awesome that University of Penn and Drexel are so close to each other. There are that many more chances for parties, friends and anything else you could think of.

4 College Student

Weather: The weather isn't bad at all. I mean yes, occasionally it snows and is cold in the winter, but where isn't it? Philadelphia has a nice year-round changing weather.

1 College Student

Administration: Drug/Alcohol Policy – Our schools drug policy is much stricter than any other school I know. They should really be able to relax a little bit more with it. It is college, kids want to have fun.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depends on the Hall – The dorms really depend on which hall you are in. Living in Race or North is so much better than Myers or Kelly. Suite style is really the way to go because of the bathroom and kitchen.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Option – Obviously living in Philadelphia provides tons of different restaurants and theres also lots of affordable options. The buffalo chicken pizza on campus is the best around!

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: So far from the dorms and miserable to get to in the winter. Food is not so great but its an okay atmosphere. Northside is far superior and I love currito

3 College Student

Majors: Drexel just recently had a new integrated sciences building built largely for the biology program and it is GORGEOUS. I feel that Drexel cares about the biology program, however, I feel as though their biggest focus is on the engineering programs and the business college.

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5 College Student

Local Area: Growing up in a smaller city, I always wanted to live in a place that offered more culturally in terms of the arts, shopping, etc. In Philadelphia I get all that and more. There is always something to go do or see, plenty of museums ranging from history, art, and natural sciences as well as plenty of places to go shopping. Philadelphia is definitely an exciting place to live.

3 College Student

Diversity: At Drexel you tend to see a lot of white students. Although there are other races, you don't see a huge array of them represented. Drexel does have large Asian and African American populations but that's about all the diversity you'll find.

4 College Senior

Majors: Health Care Administration – There is a high demand for healthcare administrators so I do not regret my decision to join this program at all! If I could do it all over again, I would. I have no doubt that when I graduate this year, there will be a job waiting for me!

5 College Senior

Administration: Uphold Academic Honor – When it comes to their Academic Honesty Policy, Drexel means business! They are serious about plagiarism and any student found plagiarizing another's work will be placed on academic probation or expelled!

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Honestly Nightlife here is not that good. I am currently a freshman and I attempt to go out as often as possible but there are simply no good parties. If you are not in a frat than there are simply no parties available. Frat parties do not allow non greek students in and greek life here is pretty lame anyway the majority of kids join just to party and the frats fill up and have no purpose.
If you are not in a frat Sunday-Wednesday there is simply nothing going on. But you may be able to find a small populated house party every other month if you know the right people. But if it is a fri or sat than your party will be as follows

7-1 Guy to Girl ratio
One keg of cheap foamy beer
5 dollar entry fee
Solid Music
About 30-50 kids at any given time
Parties are usually out of beer or broken up by 2:00

So if your having a good time at a Drexel party you are usually
a girl
in a frat
or super wasted

To be honest there aren't tons of social people at Drexel the majority of kids are shut ins and don't think its a big school because of its numbers you always see the same kids around you would think there were 500 kids at this school

You don't have to believe my post but that's been my point of view I've been to good parties and Drexel rarely has any of them.

Your only hope is penn there is no cover charge to get in beer is in cans and the ratio is a little better and the kids are more social.

And as for clubs ive got a good fake so I can get in but if you don't have a stellar fake don't plan on it bouncers are trained to spot fakes

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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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