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3 College Senior

Athletics: We have a Basketball team that deserved to be in the March Madness tournament and my goodness the fan support for our men's team as well as the school spirit just exploded. It was an amazing few months but besides that our sports are very concentrated into small groups with few fans.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pretty Descent – The school itself is very clean and nice, but expensive

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Everything Is Right There – The need to get off campus is not really present because of its city atmosphere and closeness to shops and Center City. You have the close option of Philadelphia public transportation, which isn't the cleaness, but it will get you where you need to go efficiently. Drexel is literally a block away from 30th Street Station, so people who need to go to Philadelphia suburbs, Jersey, or take Amtrak, are located very conviently. Also, if you are interested in taking Megabus or Bolt, the Philadelphia location is right next to Drexel so there is no need to go off campus to get to the bus.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: In and Out Access – Unless its during exam time you can almost always find a computer open in the library. The library also lends out laptops if you need to borrow one. However, printing can be a hassle because it is not free. The WiFi is fast in about 75% of Drexel's campus. WiFi access in the residence halls and library is poor so do not expect much. Accessing the internet is great and very speedy if you have a ethernet cord in the dorms. But there is an annoying set-up system every new quarter.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball, Basketball, Basketball – The school has a very strong basketball program. Other sports are offered, but that is the only one that most people follow.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great Variety, a Little Expensive – There are hundreds of restaurants within a mile from the school, but being in a city, it can get a little expensive to eat out every day. There is also a lot of ethnic cuisine available.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Variety of People – People are intellectually stimulating, somewhat nerdy, but generally great people to hang out with. I go to the law school so we are not as into the partying anymore and the crowd is not as young.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very Safe – Drexel was rated something like the sixth safest campus in the nation. I personally have never felt unsafe on campus, even when walking back to my dorm from the labs at three in the morning. Drexel is an urban campus, so you still shouldn't be walking around at night with your iPods hanging out, but overall campus safety is pretty great.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Drexel is awesome with merit based scholarships because there are no separate forms or applications to fill out. You simply find out if you got a scholarship when you find what your financial aid package is. Drexel gives a lot of people work study, which is nice, but when it comes to actually contacting the financial aid department, you will be frustrated and likely still not get any more money than they were already willing to give you.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Don't Get Caught – Drexel isn't super strict about enforcing any rules. The public safety and police are more interested in keeping you safe than in busting you for underage drinking. However, if you are obvious and stupid about whatever you are doing and get caught, the punishments are harsh. For example, if you are found with pot, you are kicked out of school on first offense.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Cold and Snowy! It can get pretty windy and cold. But that's what happens when its Philly! But I enjoy the snow and while it can get tricky, I have enjoyed it.

5 College Student

Campus Food: The food is prepared and fresh! It is a great way to gain the Freshman 15 :)

5 College Student

Administration: Police Protection – Drexel does not experience much of a problem with students, but they do have a lot of protection because it is in the city of Philadelphia.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Its typical Philadelphia weather. Not sun everyday but also not rain everyday.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Because Drexel is so expensive, most people who go here have some sort of scholarship/aid. If you're pretty smart/have a good portfolio you will be awarded a decent scholarship they'll make the cost to attend go way down. However, if your family is upper middle class/wealthy don't expect any financial aid to be awarded to you other than a scholarship.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All Dorms Are Good, Some Are Better – Towers, Kelly, Calhoon, and Meyers are all nice, normal dorms. Towers triples seem horrible but because the rooms are so big, it's really not bad at all. Millennium has private bathrooms in the hallways which is nice but it also has the smallest rooms. Race and Van R are the suite options. This is good if you like privacy, but I personally feel like you don't meet as many people if you live in a suit. It's easier to meet friends and become close with the people on your floor in a normal dorm.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Pretty Good – Philadelphia has a great subway/train system. You can pretty much get to anywhere around the city in under half an hour if you take the subway. The one annoying thing is that it stops running around midnight, so if you go out somewhere not within walking distance you may have to pay for a cab back. Drexel also has a shuttle bus that can take you into center city, but honestly it's much easier and faster to just walk.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not Too Bad – It's pretty easy to get drugs on campus and plenty of people smoke pot. However, I wouldn't say it's a big drug school. People keep it on the down low if they're doing any and rarely does it affect other people. Drinking is more popular for the most part.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love It – I'm really happy I made the decision to come to Drexel. It's a fun school that's also teaching me many new things and preparing me for my future career. It's really easy to make friends and there's always something going on. It's a good school if you like to party but are still concerned with doing well in your classes.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are such a wide range of races and ethnicity at Drexel. There are students here from all over the world, and we just keep growing. I have met people of all different races, sexual orientations, religions, etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's NOT Always Sunny in Philadelphia – It tends to rain a lot, but not ALL of the time. The winter is the worst because when it snows, we usually still have classes. Other than that, it's not bad.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm only a sophomore, but I have had one class in my field so far and I loved it. The instructor knew exactly what he was talking about and made it easy to pay attention and get interested in the subject. The workload can be tough for any engineer at Drexel, so materials engineering is no exception. That's probably the only downside.

3 College Senior

Academics: I did my undergrad at NYIT and the professors are knowledgeable but some are very rude and not helpful

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Not as bad as it sounds – Finding a parking spot isn't too bad; you just have to be strategic about it. There are a LOT of two-hour spots if you cannot find an unlimited spot. In this case, park temporarily and then move your car if possible. Most people just don't care to try hard enough, honestly.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Watch Your Back – While there are many, many opportunities for off-campus housing, it is not located in the safest of areas. There are frequent occurrences of muggings, assaults, and other crimes in the area and police do little to prevent it. Be smart when choosing to live off-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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