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Drexel University Student Essentials

Drexel University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nickname: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
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Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

About Drexel University

Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel to provide educational opportunities in the "practical arts and sciences" for women and men of all backgrounds.

Drexel offers a variety of educational and employment opportunities to students through study and internship programs in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and the co-operative education ("co-op") program. The only mandatory co-op in Pennsylvania and one of three in the United States, Drexel's program is among the nation's oldest, largest and most respected. Our mission is to serve our students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

More than 160 student clubs, societies, and organizations bring like-minded people together for social, professional or service activities.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 13 Reviews

54% of students gave Drexel University 4 stars overall.

5 reviews 7 reviews 0 reviews 1 review 0 reviews

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating

Overall I think Drexel is an excellent school with some amazing opportunities. It has a great atmosphere in University City, within walking distance of center city and many attractions. There is so much to do and so many new people to meet. For new students; make sure you get out and enjoy the rest of Philadelphia and not just stay on campus, get involved.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I enjoy being a part of Drexel and living the Drexel experience. The Co-op is a shoe-in for a good job right out of college, and in today's economy, that is worth the expensive education. I love being in a city, especially one that has so much character to it. As for new students, it takes some time to get used to the change from high school, to college, but once you get used to the change, it becomes obvious how much better college is!

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Drexel University Map & Location

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Getting Around Drexel University


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10 walk


Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10 rail


Seasonal average temperatures for Philadelphia, PA

Winter Dec 45 30 Jan 40 26 Feb 44 28 Spring Mar 53 34 Apr 64 44 May 74 54 Summer Jun 83 64 Jul 87 69 Aug 85 68 Fall Sep 78 60 Oct 67 48 Nov 56 39


Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 64%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 59% Graduate 41% Full-Time 100% Part-Time 0% Women 41% Men 59% International 9% Domestic 91%

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