Drexel University

2,579 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Drexel University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Website

Drexel University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1100-1300
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$37,244/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,588/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,494/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,878/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,486/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,735/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.155 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.162 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.162 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,365Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    28%
  • Engineer
    26%
  • People at Drexel are either very smart or not
    18%
  • Serious about being here
    14%
  • Introverted
    4%
  • Nerd
    4%
  • Dragon
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.212 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.250 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Co-ops
    52%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • Expensive
    11%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Different
    5%
  • Depressing
    4%
  • Very expensive
    3%

After Drexel University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses

Reviews

2,579 reviews
  • Excellent
    348
  • Very Good
    888
  • Average
    1106
  • Poor
    160
  • Terrible
    77
Since Drexel isnt a very sport related school, the Greek community fills that void. As a member of the Greek community myself, i can say that all of the fraternities and sororities usually try to host events for nongreek students to raise money. My fraternity Theta Chi has held a few barbecues and brunches to raise money for The USO. Another fraternity on campus Alphs Epsilon Pi held a pie in the face contest to raise money for cancer research. As a member of Theta Chi we have the optiom to live in our fraternity house at a rate of 550 a month, which is very cheap in comparison to apartment buildings in the area. The greek community helped me in my time of need when i was struggling with roommate issues, and the brothers of Theta Chi helped me get through everything. Overall, joining Greek life was the best decision i have made so far!
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
If you receive the long sought-after generous scholarship or have a family willing to invest in the hefty price tag and want very practical career training it is 100% the school for you. But be careful, when you're accepted the scholarship looks big until you see how much tuition is. Oh, and institutional aid isn't pegged to tuition inflation so even though tuition goes up a few percent each year, your scholarships don't. Do careful calculations! If you're interested in co-op and are going to college for a specific career it's a wonderful place to be. If you just want a solid broad-base undergraduate education it might not be the best.
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 1 2015
The community, the city, the faculty, they're all working optimally together as reasons why I couldn't leave! I've never felt that my dreams were more realistic than I did at my school, recieving praise from my teachers and colleagues alike. I made great friends, and really had opportunities to be the man of my life, so my school has caused me to mature exponentially. I wouldn't choose it all over again, to be in a place where I'm babied all day long. My roommates and my faculty are all older than me, but they treat me like an adult. If I'm going to make it in my career, I have to gain the confidence to push form my desires. My school has helped with that beyond and then some.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 8 2015