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Reviews 2362 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Forget About the Clubs – Sorry perspective students. Drexel's nightlife usually caters to the 21 years and older crowd. Your best bet is to go to a nearby frat/ house party.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: Underclassmen Dorms Are the Worst – C- The freshman dorms are terrible. There are mice in Calhoun Hall. I suggest living off of Drexel's campus; it is probably your best bet.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: the policy for sign in to a residence hall is very strict, we have to show the dragon card every time. it is really unconvenient. sometimes I forget the dragon card, and frontdesk will not allow me in. Also, when my friend come and visit, she/he have to bring a dragon card. If he/she is not Drexel student, she/he can't even go to my dorm, because the frontdesk do not let he/she in!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Recreation Center Is Excellent – the recreation center is really good! there are lots of machine available, and we can running, climbing or do other exercises. and we have many sports clubs, like table tennis, tennis and so on.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are only a few computer available in the liberary, sometimes I want to borrow a mac book, and all are lent out, only PC left. Also, we just have one printing machine in the library, and we don't have free printing machine which is so unconvenient.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Drexel has a pretty nice range of diversity. But you will see mostly asians.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Drexel has many different solutions for housing issues. You can live on campus or off canpus. They have many off campus places but expansive plus the transportation (train, bus..) is expensive.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Drexel is a really competitive school to get in. They are really selective also so the school doesn't get over populated. The curriculum is amzing and really chalenging at the same time.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Boys Are Okay – The boys at Drexel are average looking, especially in the engineer and sciences, but they're usually nice and funny.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: So-So but Getting Better – The facilities at Drexel University are quite varied. You have the new buildings like the DAC (gym) and Bossone (Engineering) which are spacious and pretty looking but you have drab, old buildings like Stratton (Biology) and Disque(Physics and Chemistry). As a bio major, lab and study space is important and currently there isn't much of it. The labs are cramp and dirty and the library is full of freshmen who can't stay quiet. Fortunately, new buildings are currently being built to fix this. In 2011, the new integrated science building and the bookless library are expected to open. Hopefully, these two buildings will be great improvements to the current problems.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Very Good – Joining Greek life is one of the best decisions that I have made, classes are tough but professors are pretty good and care for students for the most part. Made a lot of good friends and Philly is a great city.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Only Eat There Freshman Year – Only ate there freshman year because every freshman is required to have a meal plan, the food was average at best. For the last 3 years I have been on my fraternity meal plan which is a great value and the famous Taco Lou is our chef

1 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Inside Scoop – When you go on tour at Drexel they will lie to you and only tell you one sided opinions of the campus. Thye do not mention that the food in the cafeteria sucks and that if you dorm you might get stuck with FOUR roommates in a converted LOUNGE...yes, they really dont have room for students so they make them sleep in lounges. Also they don't tell you that RA's are completely useless and don't help with problems you are having with your roommate. Try not to get stuck with a roommate who is crazy because she will complain and you will have CHARGES filed against you. They they will make up a fake court scene and make you bring witness and such, like you dont have better things to do with your life. The bottom line is, the school is not work 50 grand a year. Please research this school throughly before deciding to go here.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Standard for College – Drexel's drug use is pretty standard for college -- people do partake, but it's not necessarily more or less than any other campus. I'm probably not the best authority on this, because I personally don't drink that much or use any drugs.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Good, but Move Off-Campus Later – Campus housing is pretty nice. I would definitely recommending in a suite-style dorm like Race Street or Van R, as they are more spacious and generally nicer. I'm also a person who tends to value a little privacy once in a while, so someone who feels the same would appreciate it. I would definitely recommend moving off campus after freshman year, though, because there are many apartments in the area that are cheaper and nicer than the dorms.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Get Rid of the Police Force! The campus is safe, but the addition of Drexel's police force has caused, in my opinion, more harm than good. They seem to be around more to intimidate students than to stop real crimes from happening. In my opinion, it's way more important to be able to respond to a real crime or threat quickly than to spend all of that time on constantly breaking up parties or fining people for jaywalking. I think we were much better off just having Public Safety.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not Affiliated – There is a great deal of school spirit however I do not attend many athletic events or follow them closely at all.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Drexel is has a diverse faculty and student population that is unique in Philadelphia.

1 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The library is a dungeon. No desks are available during midterms.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's a Lot of Diversity – The night life is very exciting. There are plenty of schools in the city to visit and enjoy great parties. There are also many different types of parties to go to.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Definitely an Option When It Comes to Housing – Off campus housing is less expensive but living on campus may be a little safer because the campus is always well lit and both the Drexel Police and Campus Security Gaurds are always roaming the area. Housing off campus is availble at a decent walking distance from the campus and has free parking.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Great at Preparing Students for Field – In the College of Engineering the courses are very rigorus but they can be mastered as long as you go to class an do the assigned work. Although the school runs on quick 10-week terms, the engineering curiculum does great job at preparing you for your field of study and the CO-OP program may be the best part about Drexel University. Your are able to obtain hands-on experience in your field while still earning college credit.

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4 College Student

Local Area: Overall it is a great and fantastic city. They have a lot of historical icons and shopping areas, but if your not very well acquainted with the city it might be hard for a newcomer to find different small events.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: It's convenient to get around the city but the student discount sucks.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: We Are Right Next Door to Penn – Being the very close northern neighbor of Univ of Penn, we get the benefit of all of their clubs, bars and places to eat. We have a medical school, law school, amazing MBA program and very challenging engineering programs. We also have the StudentsFirst intiative where students make suggestions to improve the school and so long as it is reasonable, the school pretty much does it.


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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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