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Reviews 2410 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Junior

Athletics: They're not bad, but the athletes get all the attention and get away with never having their homework in class. Like, NEVERR. But god forbid one of the rest of us is sick and only has half of it done.Varsity athletics have their own gym, so you never interact with them unless you know them from a class. Too much special attention.

3 College Student

Scholarships: Not Great – Make sure to fill out the FAFSA early, you get a $1000 for that. That being said, financial aid is not the school's strong point, it still comes out to be pretty expensive unless you have really good grades, or if you're a good athlete (they actually get more scholarships).

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Philadelphia is home to the Philly Cheese Steak. You can find a good one almost everywhere, but if you go to Pat's or Geno's you can find the best steak (although which one is truly the best is still up to debate). There are many places to eat both on and off campus, and the main campus is right next to UPenn, so you can make use of their places to eat as well. Over all, the food is pretty cheap and you can find almost anything, from pizza and burgers to middle-eastern food and sushi. The really unique part is the food trucks. It sounds weird, but the trucks are actually really good, cheap (a whole meal can be as little as $3), and clean.

4 College Student

Local Area: Philadelphia is huge, and there are so many different things to do. One of the best things is restaurant week, where you can get amazing food for cheap! Drexel has several places where students can work-out or play sports for free. Philadelphia comes with all the perks of a big city, plus the benefit of being home to the Philly Cheese Steak. Drexel gives students many opportunities to make use of the resources in the city, and you even get credit Freshmen year for going to the zoo, or any of the museums. Also, at the start of the year Drexel reserves part of the Phillies stadium for Drexel students.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They have a deferrment program with partner employers and a tuition discount

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Drexel gives out several scholarships based on quality academics in high school.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: City Life – I come from a very small, country town so living in the city was a new experience. I enjoy having lots of things to do very close by and the public transportation is very convenient.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: If a party gets too noisy the cops will show up but do not give out under-ages often, mainly just want everyone to leave and go home.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: My personal experience with financial aid was that it was fairly easy. The paperwork is tedious, and there were a few times I had to visit financial aid to straighten out paperwork issues or make inquiries because they weren't clear about some things.
The scholarships here are pretty good. If you came from high school or another college with good grades, there's a chance you'll get a scholarship from Drexel. Just be aware that you have to keep up a certain GPA to keep scholarships.

4 College Junior

Weather: Fall and spring are nice because there are plenty of places to sit outside and enjoy the weather. Summer is not much of a problem because almost all of the buildings have air conditioning. Winter is only a problem when you get snow: if you commute, snow can be trouble because Drexel is a little more reluctant to cancel classes than other schools.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Drexel is pretty safe. It's like a lot of other urban schools: it's mostly safe, but you have to use your common sense. Walk with other people at night, and try to stay on the campus. We have a pretty good public safety department, and they're always on call if you want an escort to walk with you for extra precaution.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It sucks how when Drexel offers you money to the school under a scholarship, it doesn't change depending on the tuition. So I am paying more every year. We also don't have a scholarship office or anything of that sort; it's hard trying to find a scholarship that's sponsored by Drexel. Most of the scholarships go to engineers anyway, they need more scholarships for liberal arts.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Mediocre Drug Scene – There are alot of people who do marijuana on campus but drinking is still the top party item of choice. It's really easy to get drugs on campus except for the hard stuff like cocaine but everyone knows someone who knows someone who deals marijuana. I would say out of the people at an average house party, 30% have smoked marijuana.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No one really cares if you're in a fraternity or not, it's not a big thing on campus unless you're a Greek youreself. Greek row houses are small here and Greeks only party with Greeks. Guys who are not in greek life are not allowed into parties due "liability reasons" but girls are. There are also no asian fraternities on campus.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: The aid I got was from the gov. But Drexel is disorganized and is confusing in how they share the information

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College Junior

Greek Life: I do not really know about Greek life. I stay out of it

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Overall, during the day I feel generally safe on campus. I always am alert though because I feel like I could get mugged at any time, especially at night. I noticed they installed more cameras on campus which helps but it would not stop a mugging. It might help prevent some muggings but not all

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall my experience at drexel have been great. My classes are challenging but fun. I am always leaning so much in the ten week terms. I feel that when i graduate i will be prepared and have all the experience.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Drexel is in the middle of the city. This gives you freedom for you to travel do anything. Drexel campus is save, clean and fun. You have millions of thing to do in the city. Just always be smart and never walk along at night.

4 College Student

Campus Quality: Inside Scoop – Co-Op is great, Greek life is really fun and I recommend it

4 College Student

Transportation: The SEPTA is a great way to get into center city fast and easy, it's about 3$ for two tokens, and there are buses as well. I try to walk around campus which is easy.

3 College Student

Parking: the parking is somewhat difficult,you need to know how to parallel park and you can usually find a spot on the street near the dorms if it isn't too busy,if you can't drexel has a parking garage which costs about 10$

3 College Junior

Weather: Coldness and Snow – Philadelphia can have some harsh winters. Be prepared to bundle up in your winter jacket, because you will most certainly need it here.

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.

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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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