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5 College Student

Athletics: Delaware SUCKS! Rivalry with Delaware (DELAWARE SUCKS)!

Athletics here are awesome.. the teams are good and the games with the Dac Pack are fun as HEEELLLLL!!!

4 College Student

Campus Quality: Most Are Really Good. Most of the facilities at Drexel are really good.. especially the gym, it looks freakin' awesome. Right now, the library is a little small, but I guess there building this new "bookless library" crap so we'll see where that goes. A lot of construction is going on rebuild buildings and basically make the campus as new as possible.. it's definitely an exciting time.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: While Drexelis not known as a party school, that is all relative depending on who your group of friends are. Also, summary of the drinking scene here listed above is not completely accurate, Drexel is not known considered a "dry campus." Yes alcohol is not allowed in the dormatories mainly because of the fact that students living in those residences are underage. But as long as you are 21+ students are allowed to consume alcohol.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I do not participate in sports, I am not on any teams. I do know there are lots of sports. They have a wide variety, and it is fairly easy to create a new team. The gym has been redone, and is great. They offer all types of equipment, rock climbing, squash courts, excersise classes, etc. Drexel is great athletics wise.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls – There are more guys than girls at this school. I guess thats good if you are a girl, as I am, but it is hard to find the attractive guys. There are lots of ways to meet people, parties, classes, etc. You will definitely find people with the same interests and people you may be interested in.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Living Off-Campus – Cost wise, it is better to live off campus. You will pay about half of what you pay in the dorms. Landlords are fine, parking on the street for free is more available as you get away from campus. The only downside is the neighborhood surrounding Drexel to the north is not the safest. Campus security patrols more often now, but there is still a lot of crime. Even so, I would definitely reccomend living off campus.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Pretty Good – The school is expensive and it feels like they are taking more money from you everytime you turn around, but overall, the education is great, class sizes are small, and the people are awesome.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Lots of Space at Comp Lab – I have never had a problem getting a spot at the computer labs at Drexel. Even during mid-terms and exams there is always space available.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors at Drexel are GREAT! They always have time to help with problems or clarifications. I really enjoy my classes

3 College Student

Parking: There's definitely no need for a car on campus here with all of the public transportation and even a free public shuttle. But if you do have a car it's like parking in any city. It can be hard to find a spot and there might be a time limit or meter. I don't know exactly how much a permit costs but it just does not seem worth it.

3 College Student

Party Scene: I'm not a big party person and the house parties are definitely not for me. But if people are into them then there are plenty going on all the time. My favorite place to go is the college night at Woody's in Center City. The only thing that I don't like is having to take the subway at night to get there.

5 College Student

Campus Quality: At first I never went to the libraries at Drexel. Then during my first set of finals I decided to go study there. Boy was I missing out. The librarians were so helpful with finding materials I needed. There were special rooms where I could study quietly and even snack. The University City library even has a writing center that can look over my papers and the Center City library has a 24 hour study room for late night jam sessions. I practically live in the libraries now!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The Co-Op Experience – My school has a EXCELLENT co-op program. I personally don't partake in it because it's not practical for my major (criminal justice). One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Drexel is because of the co-op program, it offers hands on experience for the many who participate in it. I would recommend exploring schools that offer co-op programs, they lead to a better learning experience.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Drexel is a dry campus. I'm not really into partying so I'm not sure about the strictness of policies.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Transfer Process – Drexel is a great school to transfer to. The financial aid part gets a little complicated if you are changing schools mid-year, so I recommend transfer applicants for the Fall. All the staff is really helpful and offers options though and they explain the process to you.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Cheese Steak – They have cheese steaks all over philadelphia. they are all pretty good and they love their steaks. They also have any other style of food that you could want in a stone throw from campus in the city of Philly.

3 College Student

Transportation: The Shuttle Sucks – The Drexel shuttle has a VERY short route around campus, and the only people who really use it are the Hahnemann students. It can be convenient for getting to center city though. I use SEPTA a lot more. There's a token machine in the student center and you can get 10% off of monthly trailpasses. I take SEPTA pretty much everywhere I need to go.

Drexel also has an Escort Service if you're ever afraid to walk somewhere alone. Free and convenient!

Taxis are another option, and easy to find around University City

3 College Student

Diversity: Definite White Majority – There's a decent number of Asians here, but it's mostly a white population. There are some African-Americans, but I don't see a lot of interracial friend groups. It's really weird because it seems like the housing situations are separated by race. I live in Millennium and there don't seem to be a lot of African Americans in the dorm unless you go to a particular floor. I don't know if it's just a coincidence, but it's a weird one if it is.

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3 College Student

Local Area: I Love Philadelphia – I'm a Philadelphia native and I'm so glad I stayed here for college. There are so many colleges in this city and tons of stuff to do. Great shopping, restaurants, and a team for pretty much every sport. The only downside is that some areas are not safe and you need to know what neighborhoods to avoid. Once you do know, though, Philly is so much fun!

2 College Student

Scholarships: Absolutely Awful Headache – Drexel is soo disgustingly stingy with their scholarships. They give great students half tuition loans and won't budge after that. And the FinAid office is so terrible to deal with. You speak with a different person every time, and they all tell you something different. Awful.

4 College Student

Greek Life: Well Liked for the Most Part – The Greek Life is pretty important because their responsible for almost all campus parties. They also do a lot of charity, fundraising work. Obviously the mob mentality can be annoying sometimes, but they're definitely not terrible.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: Bland, but Edible – The Hanshumacher Dining Center has really stepped up their game this year. The breakfast is delicious, the lunch and dinner are mediocre. I guess because they serve a vast variety of people nothing can be seasoned too much, so everything's pretty bland.

There's also a Taco Bell, Currito, Chic-Fil-A and Subway which are typically crowded but decent.

Ross Commons also has a meal deal that's decent. Pizza, a side, and a drink.

3 College Student

Weather: Winter Is Bad! Fall term was great, nice weather with a brisk breeze. However, once winter term hit, the wind was painful and the snow storms create slush and ice. Very bad in the winter. Spring is beautiful though.

4 College Student

Transportation: Students are able to use Drexel transportation, UPenn transportation, and public transportation to get around the city. The subway is very convenient, safe, and fast. Drexel has a shuttle that is on a constant-loop every 15 minutes. And if you need to go anywhere that is not covered by the trains, taxis are typically under $20, so it is not bad at all.

5 College Student

Academics: Lebow College of Business Is Terrific! I am in the Business College, and I only have good things to say about the school. The professors are more than engaging, willing to stay after class and talk about projects, the stock market, or anything really. I am always hanging out with friends who are engineers, and I have a substantially lower work load. As a a business major, I am able to attend many extracurricular events, career development workshops, and activities throughout the city more frequently than engineering majors. Besides social aspect, Drexel has career development workshops that help develop resumes, teach you how to network, and anything else needed for the business world. There are so many activities going on everyday, but it is up to the student to take advantage of them. You are paying well over $20,000 a year, so you might as well beef up your resume, learn how to present, and get a bunch of business cards!

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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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