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Reviews 2480 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: So far nothing to severe but it really depends how bad you continue to offend or not follow the rules.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Fantastic Opportunities – Public transportation is highly recommeded for Drexel. They have passes available for the students who wish to use them and buses are available all the time. They also have charter services that are just available to students. So it is great and enjoyable for those who do not have a car.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very Diverse or Lack of? As a hispanic I really like to others who may look like me so I do not feel out of place. Thankfully the university does offer this kind of opportunity and yet at times it does seem like I am the only hispanic because there is such a small group of hispanics.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Best Time Ever! The atmosphere around dorm living is laid back without the feel of complete laziness. It a place that will give you people of all walks of life and all people will help one another. So one does not feel out of place and connect without feeling homesick. There are things that may annoy people, but this is no different then relatives annoying you, so its just somethings you need to work through. But overall it is great.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Great Student Discounts – Great restaurants on and around the campus that offer student discounts.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus Safety – Recent incidents on Campus have made the place unsafe at night

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: City Life – Drexel is always giving away free or cheap tickets to all Philadelphia sporting events including the Phillies, Sixers, Union, and Flyers. They include transportation and usually cost about $10 a ticket. They offer discount prices to almost anywhere in the city, all as a way to better familiarize yourself with your new surroundings.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Lots of Snow – Drexel is really well prepared when it comes to the snow, which sometimes is not in favor of the students. They almost never cancel classes but the sidewalks are always cleared especially for those 8am classes. The fall, spring, and summer are the best times to enjoy the campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Students First – I chose Drexel because of the Co-op program they offered. They are nationally known for their Nursing program and after completing a year, it is easy to know why. The professors on both Main Campus and Hahnemann Campus make it their priority to help the students. The overall city of Philadelphia was welcoming enough, but being at Drexel makes me feel right at home.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: I think paying for a permit is a waste of money. There are plenty of free parking spots a few blocks from campus. The distance just depends on the day of the week and the time you're looking. I usually have no problem at all finding a spot.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my experience at Drexel so far. The co-op program is extremely beneficial, and I feel that I have got a lot from my program and that my degree will mean something. The best experience thus far has been my work in residential living as an RA. Drexel is a very challenging, quick pace, and demanding University.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life has a positive influence on campus. Students join greek life as a resume builder and a way to meet friends and stay involved on campus. Unlike some somes, Greek life here is not a necessity. I am not in Greek life but have many friends who are in Greek life.

3 College Senior

Athletics: We have a pretty decent lacrosse team, field hockey team, and soccer team at Drexel. The field hockey team has place in the top 3 the past few years and has been in several championships. The amount of people that go to watch these sports I mentioned above is limited. Our basketball team who are not so great but are id say better than average, have had an increase in attendance the past few years I have been here at Drexel.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Up to Speed – Studying at Drexel definitely requires the use of computers, preferably a personal one. While we do have good computer/printing facilities in the library, it would be nice if we also had them somewhere closer to the dormitories. On the plus side, the internet connection is always fast as long as your connected with an ethernet cord. The wireless tends to be a little slow at times.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Ready for the Industry – The classes included in the curriculum for Fashion Design at Drexel University help us, as students, to think about the design process both creatively and technically. More so than I've heard of other places, they focus on what goes in to creating each piece of clothing. It is one thing to be able to draw a pretty picture of an idea you have in your head, but to be able to turn that idea into reality is what will really set you apart. In addition, we are provided with industry related opportunities, such as assisting with fashion shows, and before we even graduate must spend 6 months working in the field. Being a Fashion major at Drexel is a lot of hard work, but its work that you know will benefit you greatly.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parents are constantly asking for parking. However, there is very limited parking on streets, only metered parking or expensive Drexel Parking. If found in violation for even a small amount of time, the Pennsylvania Parking Authority will be swift in fining you with a ticket.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – Drexel has a very serious, strict policy on drugs. If anything, there is more smoking found because of the urban environment. There are many bars and clubs in the philly city area.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is a greater ratio of males over females. Most of the males are enginereers are have a negative stereotype put upon them. The numbers of enrollment are increasing so high that this will most likely vary soon.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Sooooooooo much SEPTA... You can literally get anywhere.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Best Around – With the exception of miles of red tape, it is a great learning environment with professors always there and ready to help. There are so many students and resources that there is a place for everyone and nobody gets left behind

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most of the people at Drexel are either nerds or more well off people. There are good looking people. I think it's average.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Philadelphia has a lot of great food. There are lunch trucks everywhere and they have some of the best food for a very good price. My favorite place is Ed's wings and pizza on lancaster. They have the best chicken wings and they're not expensive. South Street or center city are a little bit of a hike, but they have plenty of excellent food.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The nursing program at Drexel is very good. Since Drexel does trimesters, it is fast paced. All of the professors are very nice and helpful. Freshman year you take a lot of science classes at the same time so it is a lot of work, but it's worth it. Drexel also has Co-Op, so you actually get to work in a hospital while you are still in school. That gives you a big advantage over other graduates. The only complaint that I have about the school is that it is very very expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Since Drexel is in the city, there is no footfall field. The main attraction is the Drexel basketball team. However, there are other teams as well especially soccer and tennis.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Short Quarter System – Drexel is based on the ten-week quarter system. So starting from day 1 of the it is important to stay on track. Time management is key in order to be successful here. The professors differ in their sensitivity towards the students overcoming this challenge. Some expect you to be a pro at time management, whereas others may be a bit more lenient. At the end of the day, it all comes down to what you want to achieve.


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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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