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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Pretty diverse. A lot of internationals. Mostly internationals and in state.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting! Great to see.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse, we have a lot of LGBTQ and international students. Most people are very accepting of people from all backgrounds.

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4 College Student

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

5 College Freshman

Diversity: School does not lack for racial and ethnic diversity

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Drexel's diversity plays a strong role in the college experience, making its students more worldly through their exposure to people of all backgrounds, including international students. This valuable exposure and interaction comes about in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, especially those related to community service, which are very popular at Drexel. The professors are diverse, as well, which certainly helps this cause.

Although Drexel students do get a lot of insight into other cultures in class and on campus, it is disappointing to see that many Drexel students, like most normal college students, usually limit their social groups to those of similar backgrounds. However, it is not that uncommon to see an interracial couple or a small group of friends that is ethnically diverse. Frat parties, on the other hand, are usually more racially/ethnically common. While Drexel has a diverse student body with respect to race and ethnicity, it is not very socioeconomically diverse. Unfortunately, the sky-high tuition only attracts a higher socioeconomic level.

Facts & Statistics

African American
7%
Asian
11%
Hispanic
6%
International
11%
Native American
0%
White
58%
Unknown
5%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
62%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 27%
22-24: 26%
25+: 20%
Female Faculty
42%
Male Faculty
58%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 11%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 4%
Native American: 0%
White: 76%
Unknown: 3%
Gay Pride
The campus is generally accepting of its gay students. In 2012, many gay students and supporters took part in a parade and protest against a Chick-fil-A panel being held on campus.
Political Activity
Most students are politically liberal. However, there is very little political activity on campus. Most students are uninterested in political activism. The administration does not support political activity and will not fund student groups that have what they deem is "a political focus."
Economic Status
Drexel has students from diverse economic backgrounds. The majority is in the range of lower- to upper-middle class.
Most Common Religions
There is a vast array of religions practiced on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are plenty of minority clubs on campus, like Asian Students Association, Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel University (FISDU), Hellenic Society, Japanese Undergraduate Student Association, Malaysian Students Association, Vietnamese Student Association, and West Indian Student Establishment (WISE), just to name a few.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 121 responses

  • 11% Progressive/very liberal
  • 32% Liberal
  • 26% Moderate
  • 12% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 4% Libertarian
  • 14% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 148 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 30% Liberal
  • 32% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 31% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 151 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 59 responses

  • 14% Republican
  • 36% Democratic
  • 27% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 24% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 61% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 36% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 3% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 59 responses

  • 54% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 44% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 2% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 122 responses

  • 59% Very accepting.
  • 39% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.

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