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Reviews 2373 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Senior

Weather: Philadelphia usually have moderate to normal weather however when there are serious weather reports Drexel does not close as easily as other schools. They are very strict on canceling classes

5 College Senior

Academics: The Academics at Drexel is amazing and it is one of the top attributes of Drexel. Drexel offer many programs and tools to assist you academically. They have study groups online and in person and they offer offices hours after class to catch up or review personally with your professor. Tr curriculum is diverse and broad within the same major so the workload will not be repetitious. The Facilities are comfortable and fairly new. The internships are the core mission of Drexel with it renowned and successful CO-Op program.

2 College Senior

Technology: The computer labs at Drexel University are minimal. There really are no designated labs just the library and the Korman center which consist of 15 computer for over 15,000 student. However Drexel library and other building allows you to rent laptops. So bringing your own laptop is a necessity on the plus side Drexel does offer free and discounted software.

3 College Senior

Weather: No matter how much it snows, Drexel U. does not give any breaks. If it rains and you forget the umbrella; it is extremely hard to get to the classes.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The process is not that good and there are not many options other than online scholarship which are not much affiliated with the University.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dorms are not that great and housing process is not that good either. But, the transportation is available and they are less costly compared to other cities.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: The nightlife is pretty good; the students can go there and socialize and network with other students and there are a good number of places to go.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Overall, OK – Millennium housing for the honors students is brand new and very nice. Drexel had to create an overflow housing plan so one of the dorms was converted from double to triple. All of the dorms are about average, except Millennium.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Stay on Campus and You're Safe – As long as you stay on the campus, you are safe. The campus security is top notch and very responsive. However, if you stray too far from campus or are alone at night, it is not safe.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The smoking scene at my school is very big and also so it the hard drug scene I think that people like to not think about the hard drug scene and people should try to be stricter about it. Alcohol is average. Policy enforcement is average.

3 College Freshman

Technology: When you are a freshmen it is advertised to you that the wireless is the fastest around and this is not true at all. When you are in your dorms trying to do homework it is so slow and goes out a lot. Sometimes it tells you you dont have access to networks that you really do.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being that we are in the city and share our campus with everyone else it would be great to see campus safety take their job more seriously. when they are out on the streets at night they are mostly in their own world. It would be better to see them ingage with students more and the other non students. I have seen many times bums beg for money from students right infront of public safety and public safety did not do anything. I would have been great for them to simple say sir please leave them alone. All of the "safety boxes" around campus are great I know that they would be there if i ever needed them and they always seam to look like there working.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Variety Variety – You will find many different guys and gals on and around campus. Drexel is in center city and some campuses are located in the west end of the city and there are several univiersities and teaching hospital in the vicinity. You will find whatever your in the mood for around here!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Best Restaurants – There are many options around the main campus and many will provide student discounts. The menus have variety of foods and prices to fit student budgets depending on your location. My favorite is Ruby Tuesday's. They are very reasonable and its a great spot for students to hang out.

3 College Senior

Majors: I enjoy learning in this program. Learning with people you enjoy being with makes the program great however you soon become sad when your closest friends in the program fail out because we are held to such a high standard. The exams are pretty hard. We dont get much credit for clinical and the courses are set up so you only have 3 grades. You can have an A at midterm and still end up failing the class because 60% of your grade can be decided in one day.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Great Socialization – It's a great social atmosphere. People are open and welcoming. I feel like I can walk up to a group of people and begin a conversation. People tend to look out for each other and bond early because you need a friend with the rigorous nature of the courses.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: High Quality – The campus is clean and secured. I feel comfortable studying in vacant classrooms. The cafeteria is well maintained and I enjoy eating there with my friends. They offer a fitness center for every campus.

4 College Senior

Transportation: In the middle of the city, there is easy access to different types of transportation. Drexel is a block away for 30th street station, which leads to the Market Frankfort El, Amtrak, and the Septa regional lines.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: It's Getting Better – The facilities at Drexel vary. There are some old and outdated buildings like Mcalister and Meyers Dorm. However, there are great buildings like the historic main building and the newer buildings, Millenium, Bossone, Recreational Center, and PISB. Bossone and the Papadakis Integrated Science Building are state of the art research facilities. The labs are new, large, and clean. They're great if you want to get involved in research. Recreational center has variety of physical activities. They have squash courts, basketball courts, a pool, and a rock climbing wall. With a number of new building projects recently announced, Drexel will constantly be changing for the better.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Though some of Drexel's buildings are old, there are many developments being made to the campus. A new science center recently opened with a living biowall and state of the art equipment. Drexel's athletic center, which is free for all full-time students, is big and beautifu, with three stories of exercise equipment, a climbing wall, pools, various athletic classes, and other benefits.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Drexel is right in the middle of Philadelphia, so crime is not uncommon. However, Drexel has a very thorough public safety department with round-the-clock escort services and emergency text and e-mail alerts. Emergency phones are also located around campus. However, it is best not to go out alone at night, especially if there's no one around.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: City Life in Philly – Philly is a thriving cultural hotspot, and a very colorful city full of history, museums, attractions, restaurants, etc. There's something for everyone, and Drexel is right in the middle of it. However, as with most big cities, safety is a concern. Crimes are not uncommon around Drexel, so party animals should be careful.

3 College Senior

Administration: Punishments Vary – Drinking and smoking are not taken harshly on campus and there are not severe punishments. However, if students are found to be involved in using illicit drugs or being involved in a crime, then punishments are severe - even dismissal.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Expensive – If students would like to rent an apartment nearby, they'd have to look much earlier to apply for it. Otherwise, it will become hectic in terms of distance and you may be compelled to live farther and in messy neighborhoods.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safety Okay – There has been several crimes on the campus such as robberies, thefts, robbery attempts. However, the response by the Drexel University's Police has been efficient and heavy security measures have been taken. The security measures taken by the University's Police and local police are patrolling through streets on bikes, in cars, and in civilian clothes. Also, if a student fears they are being targeted they can make a special request to the security team by calling a three-digit number to escort them until the students reach their destination.

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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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