Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,238

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
590
75th
700
25th
590
75th
33
25th
24
75th
30
25th
25
75th
31
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,112
Declined 7,125
Total Received 31,237
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Private

17,108

undergraduate students

10,612

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 27,720
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational

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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

Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
19104-2875

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
590
75th
700
25th
590
75th
33
25th
24
75th
30
25th
25
75th
31
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Other application fee (may be waived if filed online or if applicant visits campus)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final 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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,112
Declined 7,125
Total Received 31,237

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

90%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$25,373

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,868
Housing $10,020
Food $5,988
Additional fees $2,370
Books & supplies $1,700
Total $73,946
Average Financial Aid - $25,373
Total with Avg. Aid $48,573

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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 215 895-1600
ask@drexel.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management. yes yes
Accounting and Finance. yes yes
Accounting. yes yes
Administration of Special Education. yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence. yes
Animal Sciences, Other. yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Applied Behavior Analysis. yes
Arabic Language and Literature. yes
Architectural Engineering. yes yes yes
Architecture. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes yes
Biostatistics. yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business Statistics. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Clinical Research Coordinator. yes
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other. yes
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. yes yes
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes yes
Construction Management, General. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminalistics and Criminal Science. yes
Criminology. yes
Culinary Arts/Chef Training. yes
Culinary Science/Culinology. yes yes
Customer Service Management. yes
Dance Therapy/Therapist. yes
Dance, Other. yes
Design and Applied Arts, Other. yes yes
Digital Arts. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, Other. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes yes
Environmental Health. yes
Environmental Science. yes yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes yes
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General. yes
Epidemiology. yes yes
Fashion/Apparel Design. yes yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Food Science. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
General Studies. yes yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Law. yes
Health Policy Analysis. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes yes
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other. yes yes yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General. yes
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist. yes
History, General. yes
History, Other. yes
Holistic/Integrative Health. yes
Homeland Security. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes yes
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management. yes yes
Human Computer Interaction. yes
Human Resources Development. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Immunology. yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes
Informatics. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes yes
Interior Architecture. yes
Interior Design. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Library and Information Science. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. yes yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medical Informatics. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other. yes yes
Microbiology and Immunology. yes yes
Molecular Biology. yes
Molecular Pharmacology. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Music Management. yes
Music Therapy/Therapist. yes
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nurse Anesthetist. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes yes
Oncology and Cancer Biology. yes
Operations Management and Supervision. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes yes
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant. yes
Pharmacology. yes
Philosophy. yes
Photography. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Physics, Other. yes yes yes
Playwriting and Screenwriting. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Project Management. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Health, General. yes yes yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Public Policy Analysis, Other. yes
Publishing. yes
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician. yes
Radio and Television. yes yes
Real Estate. yes yes
Rehabilitation Science. yes yes
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other. yes
Retail Management. yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. yes yes
Systems Engineering. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Technical Teacher Education. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. yes yes

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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

27,720

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

17,108
students

Female
49%
8,374

Male
51%
8,734

38%

10,612
students

Female
64%
6,843

Male
36%
3,769

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

14,667
students

Female
47%
6,839

Male
53%
7,828

14%

2,441
students

Female
63%
1,535

Male
37%
906

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

60

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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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

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