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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our wrestling and basketball teams are really good but they are the only varsity sports I have heard of. Intramurals are also really prevalent on campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love being at Drexel. The curriculum is very major based. Things move fast- sometimes too fast- but its understandable because the school runs on a ten week quarter system. Co-ops are mandatory which help students get some career experience. Also it is located in Philadelphia next to many other colleges giving students unlimited resources.

4 College Student

Diversity: The campus is extremely diverse and I have never witnessed a problem surrounding the issue of diversity.

5 College Student

Academics: I love the variety of classes and topics students can learn about. My major provides us with interesting topics to learn about which keeps me focused throughout the term.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Drexel alerts notify us of crimes in the area and where to stay away from. Another great safety precaution is the campus safety who will escort you if you feel uncomfortable walking alone. I have never felt unsafe on my campus, even when I'm walking alone at night.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Most of the professors are down to earth and approachable! I almost always felt as if my professors and advisors cared about me as an individual. In my major, class sizes are small so there is a lot of interaction with the teacher and we do not have teacher aides.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Co-ops is one of the main aspects that attracted me to Drexel! I love the opportunities for hands on experience and career development before graduation. And the employment rates after graduation are impressive.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great experience! As a freshmen, I live in a traditional style dorm (it's a once in a lifetime experience) and it definitely has pros and cons. It's great being so close to your friends (right down the hall) but on weekends, people can get obnoxious all throughout the night which can be a pain. Also, my roommate keeps her side pretty disgusting which grosses me out. I can't wait to live in the campus affiliated apartment I signed for next year!

3 College Student

Greek Life: I personally think Greek life is a waste of time and not as wonderful as other people might think, but the Greeks tend to throw good parties so that's a plus. My roommate belongs to a sorority and she has had some bad experiences with her sisters.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I love going to Drexel! I may not be there long compared to other students but I've already had so many new experiences. The atmosphere is extremely welcoming and encouraging to promote student learning. I've have had ample opportunities to explore the city of Philadelphia and interact with businesses and people within my field already, so I am excited for all the opportunities yet to come!

3 College Student

Health & Safety: There is an excellent guardian program and campus police everywhere you look however the neighborhood around campus is dangerous and there is often armed robberies close to campus. Don't go past spring garden street!

3 College Student

Overall Experience: Most of the proffessors are hard to follow and the workload of courses is overwhelming at times

5 College Student

Overall Experience: The co-op program essentially assures students a job right out of college. It's great.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I was lucky enough to get a suite at Van Rensselaer Hall so my experience has been much better than most. I have plenty of space and a bathroom and shower in my suite which I only share with my 3 roommates. The suites are absolutely worth the extra money and great for entertaining and having friends over.

4 College Student

Greek Life: There's plenty of Greek life to get involved in, however it is not essential for a social life.

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2 College Student

Athletics: Since it is mainly a STEM school, Drexel isn't too big on sports.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: The facilities are great, there's plenty of shiny new buildings and a state of the art athletic center. There's also many resources for the students such as free tutoring for every subject. Most of the freshman dorms are gross but nevertheless a fun and cozy place to live. The food is awful nearly everywhere on campus though. On the bright side there is plenty to do since it is so close to the city and the school really sets you up for success with wonderful co op and civic engagement opportunities. I would probably still pick it if I had a choice to do it all over again.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. Drexel provides a "guardian" service where you can call the number and someone will be sent to your location to walk you home from where you are if you're uncomfortable.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Class sizes vary for each major and each class. As a marketing major, I have medium sized classes with no more than 50 people per class/lecture. If you are struggling you must reach out to your professor and they will work with you. The quality of the courses is great but they move extremely quickly since Drexel is a quarter system.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Co-ops help all interested students in pursuing the careers they want. The career center helps students with interview preparations, resume building, and anything the students would need help with.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I live in a suite-style freshmen dorm. The cost is insanely high and the lottery system in choosing our housing was a hassle after several attempts.

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4 College Student

Greek Life: I am a non-Greek but have many Greek friends. Greek life is very popular at Drexel. The line of sorority and fraternity houses on Powelton Street is very popular for parties. I don't feel pressured to become a part of Greek life even though it is a big part of our school.

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3 College Student

Athletics: As a student-athlete myself, I find myself constantly trying to become more supportive of the other sports teams by attending their games/matches. However, there is very, very little school spirit. The athletic facilities are great, but not the best.

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3 College Student

Overall Experience: I enjoy Drexel. However, I feel like just another number to the school. There is hardly any school spirit within the school and students which effects the overall experience in a negative way for me.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Teachers are not all the best the connections I have made are amazing though. It is very expensive though

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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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