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Undergrad Profile

We’re a different kind of school. We’re looking for a different kind of student. With our diverse academic offerings, emphasis on experiential education, and location in Philadelphia—one of the greatest cities in the United States—Drexel is a place for ambitious students who thrive in a fast-paced environment. It’s a place for students who go above and beyond, who make their own way, who don’t want to wait—students who are ready to do. 

About Drexel
Financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel founded the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry in 1891 with an eye toward the demands of the dawning 20th century. Today, we’re a top-tier research university ranked among the best in the nation with a history of embracing new technologies and extending innovation into every aspect of the educational experience.
• We have a total enrollment of more than 25,000 students, 14,101 of whom are full-time undergraduates.
• Our academic calendar is made up of four 10-week quarters, creating a dynamic hands-on environment that complements our renowned co-op program.
• With a location in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we use the city as an extension of our campus. Students live, learn, and work in one of the nation’s oldest and most diverse urban areas.
• With Drexel Co-op, one of the oldest and most expansive university cooperative education programs in the world, students can gain up to 18 months of résumé-enhancing experience by the time they graduate.

Drexel University is comprised of 15 academic colleges, schools, and centers, granting bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as post-bachelor’s and post-master’s certificates.
• We offer more than 80 undergraduate majors and as many minors.
• Our course work teaches you theory, but it also shows you how to apply those theories in the real world through a variety of experiential learning and research opportunities, from Drexel Co-op to field work to community-based and travel-integrated courses.
• Our faculty is more than 2,000 strong, and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1.
• The University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; individual programs are accredited by the top professional accreditation bodies in their fields.

Drexel Co-op
With Drexel Co-op, you can earn up to 18 months of experience before graduation, explore career possibilities, and develop important contacts by alternating periods of classroom study and full-time employment. Depending on your major, you can choose to participate in up to three six-month co-ops.
• Drexel partners with more than 1,700 co-op employers to offer positions in 28 states and 49 international locations.
• Students have the opportunity to work with brands such as MTV, Marvel Comics, Google, and Boeing, as well as start-ups, nonprofit agencies, and governmental organizations.
• Last year’s median six-month salary for a paid co-op position was more than $16,000. And co-op earnings don’t affect your expected family contribution on your FAFSA, so it can help you pay for school.

Student life
With a variety of social, cultural, service, and professional organizations, there’s always something to do on campus.
• There are more than 300 student clubs and organizations—everything from sororities and fraternities to cultural and religious groups to a Jedi club, music groups, and a literary magazine.
• Learning communities—which group students by common interests, majors, or enrollment in the Honors Program—are available in many residence halls.

Whether you like to play or cheer, there are lots of ways you can stay active at Drexel.
• The University is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and offers 18 Division I varsity athletic programs.
• Intramural and club sports—from basketball to cricket—are open to all students.
• If cheering is more your speed, you can don a gold shirt and join the DAC Pack, Drexel’s most dedicated group of fans.

Drexel is located in Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth-largest city and an international landmark rich with history, culture, and a vibrant corporate community.
• Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own identity yet each distinctly Philadelphian. Some of the key areas include University City, Center City, Fairmount Park, South Street, and Old City.
• Drexel is within walking distance of or a short train ride from world-class restaurants, museums, shopping, theaters, nightlife, athletic events, and the city’s business center.
• With its proximity to New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., Philadelphia makes a unique and convenient home base from which to explore some of the East Coast’s other major cities.

Accelerated degree programs
Through our accelerated degree programs, you can earn a bachelor’s and an advanced degree concurrently—graduating sooner than you would in traditional programs.
• Accelerated degree options are offered in a variety of disciplines, including areas such as business, engineering, law, and medicine.

Drexel University offers prospective students a variety of opportunities, from daily Campus Visits to large-scale Open House events, designed to fit into even the busiest schedule.
• Campus Visits are offered on most weekdays and select Saturdays. Large Open Houses are held in the fall and the spring.
• All visits cover topics from academics to the application process and include a student-led campus tour.
• To schedule a visit, call 800-2-DREXEL or visit drexel.edu/undergrad/visit.




To apply, visit drexel.edu/undergrad/apply.