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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Wide Selection – There is plenty of off campus housing close to campus. Some properties are more dorm-like while others would be more appropriate for more mature students. Prices vary greatly from around $300 to $1200 depending on size/rooms and location. But after freshman year, off-campus housing is your best choice of living.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Subways Are Great – The subway and trolley system is cheap (a dollar per token if you buy 10 or more at once) and really useful. It closes around 12:30 though, so if you're out late you'd need a taxi or to find the Night Owl buses. There's also a bus during the day that takes Drexel students into the center city campus for free.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are incredibly expensive, and just get pricier for upperclassmen since only suites are available. Freshmen dorms are really small and overcrowded since Drexel accepts way too many students.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Safe or Affordable - Pick One – There are tons of apartments and houses for rent in the area, but the safe ones are closer to Penn's campus and really expensive. The affordable ones definitely come with a lot of risk of break-ins or being mugged on the way home, and they're a farther walk from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Good Enough – The two plans open and required for freshman have a combination of meals at Hans and dining dollars to be spent at smaller non-buffet places on campus. There's a good variety of decent places to spend dining dollars, but my friends and I like to say that the Hans is where you go to get your spirit crushed. The food there is average for colleges, but after the first quarter, the atmosphere is just demoralizing. Most people don't get meal plans after freshman year.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very Accepting – I've never heard of a race or diversity issue at Drexel or any other incidence of intolerance. There are a lot of international students, a lot of students from Philadelphia itself, and a lot from suburban areas. There's less economic diversity, because the school gives a few very good scholarships each year, and not much to the rest of the body, and it is an expensive school.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lots of Bars and Lounges – Before I was a Drexel student I spent a lot of time enjoying the night life in the area....its great for relaxing and just having a really good time.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Bus Runs Frequently – I am an online student so there is no need to travel on the buses but when I am on campus I do see a lot of buses running very often

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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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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