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Reviews 2198 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Junior

Weather: during the spring and summer when the weather is nice it is a good spot to walk to class and grab a bite to eat outside. However, during our cold winters and heavy snow it stinks having to walk to class.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Philadelphia city night clubs are very strict on their min. age to enter club. Some will allow 18yrs in but all will require intense card info to recieve drinks.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Some of the older facilities are rather worn-down, but older building are being torn-down and newer facilities put in place. The newer facilities are state-of-the-art, such as the Papadakis Science Builing. The athletic center is amazing, and I would say the library has everything needed for research.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Secure, Expensive Health Services – I would give the security an A, I always feel secure on campus, even late at night. However, the Health Center is very expensive and doesn't accept any insurance.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: Drexel has some good facilities like the new Papadakis Science building. It is state-of-the-art, and it has a really nice biowall in its big atrium. But, building like Disque and Stratton are very run down and are in needs of renovations/replacement. Like Matheson got torn down this year because it was run down, and it's going to be replaced with a tall state-of-the-art business building. Overall, I enjoy the facilities at Drexel.

2 College Student

Technology: Here at Drexel, the computers are okay. The wireless connection is slow, and the connection for faster connection isn't working on my computer. But, the wired internet is awesome.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Shuttles Are Great – There is always a way to get around Drexel. There is a free shuttle that will take you into center city, where the nursing and medical students go, as well as people that just want to go shopping! Shuttles will also take you to the different fields where athletics play. If the shuttle doesn't take you there, the SEPTA is a good way to get around, either subway or bus.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Big Variety – There is a wide assortment of guys and girls at Drexel. There are city kids, art students, pretty much everything. Guys are pretty good looking and there are extremely pretty girls all around campus. there are a bunch of different ethnicities and races.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: West Philadelphia – Local restaurants are located all around the campus. Places like Savas, Drexel Pizza, and restaurants all throughout University of Pennsylvania's campus, which is a block away, are extremely convenient and affordable for college students. There are plenty of restaurants in walking distance of campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Coop in Software Engineering – I am still a freshman and therefore haven't had any coops yet but i plan on going on coop in 2012. I am very excited about this phase because not only does it mean that i will get good work experience but i will also be making some money. SO far, i have seen some companies come to the CS department at Drexel to recruit students for coops at their companies and so i know that the prospect of coop employment is a fantastic one.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Engineering Program and Coop – The engineering program here at Drexel is very strong is definitely no joke. There is a tremendous workload and you must be willing and ready to put in sufficient work to get good grades. The coop for engineering students here is also fantastic and i have a couple of friends on coop who get paid a great deal weekly and therefore live quite comfortably.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Having lived in Philadelphia just shy of a month, I've experienced a gamut of weather changes; there have been days when I felt as though all four seasons were crammed into a matter of hours; the day would start out hot, then it would start to pour, after which the "weather drama" would end with a cold and windy closing note. Sometimes it's nice to have variety but it has quickly become overwhelming; waking up every morning and without an idea as to whether to put on a summer dress or a coat with a pashmina or even rain boots and an umbrella.

2 College Junior

Drug Safety: Pretty Average – The school has a zero-tolerance stand on drugs so it's pretty low-key around campus. The drinking is about par with any other tech based school.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Average/Below Average – Definitely not the kind of environment that a school with a big football/basketball team provides but each sport has it niche of supporters and attending games can be fun. The school tries to rally the students every once in awhile but it doesn't work to well.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty Dismal – In the immediate area around the campus the food is pretty boring. Basically just a couple of pizza places and convenience stores. But if you stray away from campus you can find some really good hidden gems.

1 College Freshman

Majors: Choose Wisely – Since classes are very fast paced, it is important to make sure you pick the major right for you and not change in the middle of a term like I had to do. It got me moved to different classes right before exams and it was a big mess thanks to the confusion caused by lack of communication from my advisor. Make sure you understand everything about your major or program right away to understand what is expected of you.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Be Prepared! Since dorms are distant from classrooms, rain gear is a must and in the winter snow gear is needed. It is a relatively long walk to both classes and the dining center so if you leave your dorm unprepared for the weather, you will pay.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Somewhat Safe in Philly – The safety of students and faculty on campus is of utmost importance at Drexel University. There are several help locations throughout campus where Public Safety will immediately come to help anyone who needs an escort or help of any kind. However, being in the city of Philadelphia, crime is obviously very prevalent. Text messages and emails are sent out to everyone on campus with warnings of crime and the area in which it occurred. They do what they can, but they can only do so much in a city-- hence, the C grade.

3 College Student

Parking: Drexel is a city, so public transportation rules. There are always open spots in the street and in the garage, but you will have to pay.

4 College Student

Administration: Not Bad – Drexel expects you to keep up with their academic standards. They don't really care about alcohol but if you get caught with drugs, you get kicked out.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Bad Rep – Drexel has a really bad rep, just because we are in the city. Drexel is very safe and public safety is everywhere. We even have our own police force as well as university city and philly cops. There are blue lights every where and public safety will even escort you home. Off campus is still safe cause public safety still patrols that area

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Cops Don't Really Care – Drexel has there own police force so the students don't have to deal with actual philly cops. Most of the parties get busted around 1 but the cops just tell everyone to go home. It's not that hard to get into parties, as long as guys are willing to pay. A lot of kids don't party, so there is no real peer pressure to do stuff that you don't want to do. There are plenty of places to smoke around campus too. Don't get caught with weed, are you will be suspended for a year.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: I've noticed at Drexel that whenever you are in a group of friends, there are always more guys than girls. Even though the university is almost half and half, many of the girls don't go out to parties. On the plus side, a lot of the guys are weird, so its not too hard to get a girls attention at a party as long as you are normal. The girls aren't bad. There are a lot of asians but thats not a bad thing

4 College Student

Technology: The whole campus in wireless and it never really goes down. When plugged in, the internet is the fastest I have ever seen. There are always open computers in the library and around campus. The university does not care whether you use a mac or pc and provides tons of free software for both. They do offer printing and copying, but you will have to pay.

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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

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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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