Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$54,516

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
55%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
700-800
31%
600-699
44%
500-599
24%
400-499
1%
30-36
39%
24-29
46%
18-23
15%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,771
Declined 8,053
Total Received 31,824
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Private

15,346

undergraduate students

8,859

graduate students

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School Facts

Drexel University is a comprehensive national research university founded in 1891 to provide educational opportunities to women and men from all walks of life. Its 96-acre campus is located in Philadelphia.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 24,205
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational

96-acre, urban campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,580,863); branch campus in Center City. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation around campus. Public transportation serves main campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
19104-2875

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • Black Student Union
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Minority Engineers and Scientists
  • Campus Activities Board

Top Events

  • Spring Jam
  • Welcome Back
  • Homecoming

Fun Facts

  • Drexel University offered one of the first cooperative education programs in the United States, and it's one of only three schools that require co-op.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
35%
Top 1/4
67%
Top 1/2
92%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
55%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
700-800
31%
600-699
44%
500-599
24%
400-499
1%
30-36
39%
24-29
46%
18-23
15%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.73

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,771
Declined 8,053
Total Received 31,824

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,659

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,146
Room & board $14,241
Additional fees $2,370
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,700
Total $71,657
Average Financial Aid - $5,659
Total with Avg. Aid $65,998
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, badminton, cricket, cycling, ice hockey, in-line skating, karate, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, sailing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, cycling, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Fencing, Football, Ice hockey, Riflery, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Fencing, Riflery, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied and Professional Ethics
Architectural Engineering
Architecture
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminology
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Customer Service Management
Dance, Other
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance, General
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial and Product Design
Informatics
Information Science/Studies
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Management
Nutrition Sciences
Operations Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Photography
Physics, Other
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

24,205

total students

49%

in-state

51%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

15,346
students

Female
48%
7,299

Male
52%
8,047

37%

8,859
students

Female
64%
5,657

Male
36%
3,202

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

13,878
students

Female
46%
6,374

Male
54%
7,504

10%

1,468
students

Female
64%
925

Male
36%
543

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 5 year graduation rate 66%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

526

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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