Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Tuition & Fees

$54,516

$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%
30-36
30%
24-29
50%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
30-36
39%
24-29
46%
18-23
15%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,771
Declined + 8,053
Total Received 31,824
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Private (nonprofit)

15,346

undergraduate students

8,859

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Business Administration
  3. Health Professions
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Codes

SAT 2194
ACT 3556

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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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 24,205
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Philadelphia, PA

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.

Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 11% of male students
 
12 sororities 10% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
35%
Top 1/4
67%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

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%
30-36
30%
24-29
50%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
30-36
39%
24-29
46%
18-23
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(may be waived if filed online or if applicant visits campus)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Bernetta McCall-Millonde
Admissions Director
P: 800 2-DREXEL
F: 215 895-1285
enroll@drexel.edu

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,995.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,146
Room $8,400
Board $5,841
Additional fees $2,370
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $69,957
Average Financial Aid - $38,995
Total with Avg. Aid $30,962

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $19,522,415
State $6,443,409
Institutional $222,135,869
Other external $3,793,278
Total $251,894,971

Non-need-based

Federal
State $13,027
Institutional $82,946,435
Other external $2,569,882
Total $85,529,344
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

P: 215 895-1600
ask@drexel.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Cindy DeLone
Executive Director of Financial Aid
cindy.delone@drexel.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
diving
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
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/Recreational Sports

aerobics, badminton, basketball, billiards, darts, equestrian sports, flag football, floor hockey, rock climbing, skiing, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Eric Zillmer (men's)
Director Of Athletics

Laura White (women's)
Women's Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association
Mascot
Dragons
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Engineering Technology
Appropriate Technology
Architectural Engineering
Architecture
Arts Administration
Behavioral/Addictions Counseling
Biochemical Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Science
Business Administration
Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Psychology
Commerce/Engineering
Communication
Communications/Applied Technology
Community Health/Prevention
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computing Technology
Construction Management
Couple/Family Therapy
Creative Arts in Therapy
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Design/Merchandising
Digital Media
Digital Media
Economics
Education Administration
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering
Emergency/Public Safety Services
Engineering Geology
Engineering Management
English
Entertainment/Arts Management
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science
Exploratory Studies
Family Therapy
Fashion Design
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
General Design Arts
General Humanities/Social Sciences
General Studies
Global/International Education
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
Health Services Administration
Health Systems/Technology
History
History/Politics
Hotel/Restaurant Management
Human Nutrition
Industrial Engineering Technology
Information Studies
Information Systems
Information Technology
Information Technology/Leadership
Interior Design
International Area Studies
Law
Law/Psychology
Library/Information Science
Marketing
Materials Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
Medicine
Music Industry
Nursing
Nursing Science
Nutrition/Food Science
Photography
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Publication Management
Radiologic Technology
Rehabilitation Sciences
Science of Instruction
Science/Technology/Society
Screenwriting/Playwriting
Sociology
Software Engineering
Sport Management
Teacher Education
Teaching/Learning/Curriculum
Television Management
Unified Science
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Business Administration
  3. Health Professions

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-medicine

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 Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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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/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 118
Countries most often represented China
India
Kenya
South Korea
Turkey
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

James McLaughlin
Associate Director, International Admissions
215 895-2343
james.g.mclaughlin@drexel.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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