Cancel Forgot Password?

Drexel University

  • Philadelphia, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 47%53%
    student ratio
  • 15,047
    total students
  • $33,800 | $33,800
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 57%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 624
    sat math
  • 586
    sat reading
  • 578
    sat writing
  • 27
    act composite

Overview

Drexel University Overview

Drexel University is a major research institution located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drexel's programs feature comprehensive, integrated academics and world-class faculty. Our students immerse themselves in their fields of study by participating in use-inspired research and cooperative education.

Enhanced Academic Options: Go Further, Faster

Drexel is comprised of an array of constituent colleges and schools offering more than 80 full-time undergraduate degree programs. For undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree, Drexel has more than 16 accelerated degree options in everything from the BS/MS in individual programs to BS/MBA, BA/BS/MD, and BA/BS/JD degrees.

Students can begin research activities with Drexel faculty members as early as freshman year, and opportunities to study abroad exist in more than two dozen locations. Additionally, Drexel's Pennoni Honors College offers students from all majors an enriched university experience. Honors students can take advantage of specialized courses, colloquia, independent study options, field trips, and more.

Drexel Co-op: Get Paid to Build Your Résumé before You Graduate

The cooperative education program, known as Drexel Co-op, is one of the oldest and largest in the country. Since 1919, Drexel has partnered with some of the biggest names in business, providing generations of students with hands-on work experience. From Fortune 500 investment firms to cutting-edge tech start-ups to internationally renowned fashion houses, there are more than 1600 employers in 33 states and 48 international locations who provide professional opportunities for Drexel students from every major and career interest.

By alternating periods of classroom study with periods of work beginning as early as sophomore year, students are able to gain up to 18 months of paid professional experience before graduation through a paid Drexel Co-op. Not only are students able to meaningfully build their résumés while in school, they're also able to explore different career possibilities, expand their networks, garner valuable references, and earn a paycheck -- the average six-month co-op salary is more than $16,000. Plus, students with co-op experiences are more competitive for career-level positions after they graduate, earning higher average starting salaries than most college graduates.

Welcome to Philadelphia

Located in the country's fifth largest city, Drexel considers Philadelphia as an extension of its campus. Home to first-class museums, theaters, shopping, dining, nightlife, and professional sports, Philadelphia is a national and international landmark, rich with history and culture and a center for corporate communities, such as the pharmaceutical, electronics, and finance industries.

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods -- each with its own identity, yet each characteristically Philly. Situated in the University City neighborhood, Drexel's University City Campus is a 10-minute walk from Center City, Philadelphia's downtown neighborhood. Also nearby are the neighborhoods of West Philly, Fairmount, the Parkway/Museum District, and Rittenhouse Square. Drexel is easily accessible by public transportation through numerous bus, trolley, and subway routes that go all over the city. Adjacent to campus, Amtrak's 30th Street Station is a hub for regional and national train and bus routes, connecting quickly to New York City, Baltimore, Washington, DC, the Philadelphia suburbs, and Philadelphia International Airport.

Drexel offers students many ways to enjoy the city, including region-specific courses that allow for real-world discovery through local research trips; community service; and Open Arts, through Campus Philly, which gives students discounted access to museums, performance venues, and cultural events throughout the city.


Location & Contact

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875
USA

Phone: 215-895-2400
Fax: 215-895-5939
Email: enroll@drexel.edu

Contact this school

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Construction Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Customer Service Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Specific Subject Areas) Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Architectural Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Materials Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English Language and Literature Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Cardiovascular Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Culinary Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Culinary Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Applied Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Playwriting and Screenwriting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater/Theater Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

57% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied48,450
    • Accepted27,861
    • Acceptance Rate57%
    • Enrolled15,047
    • Female Applicants25,391
    • Females Accepted14,014
    • Female Acceptance Rate55%
    • Male Applicants23,059
    • Males Accepted13,847
    • Male Acceptance Rate60%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$75 (Waived if apply online)
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.6
    • Average SAT (Critical Reading and Math Combined)1220
    • Average ACT27
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15 --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 15th
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 586 530 630
    • SAT Math 624 570 680
    • SAT Writing 578 520 630
    • ACT Composite 26 24 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/27 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$33,800
    • Out-of-state tuition *$33,800
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,335.00
    • Room and board *$14,500.00
    • Room only *$9,000.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students15,876
    • Male Student Percentage54%
    • Female Student Percentage46%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.71%
    • Black or African American6.38%
    • White or Caucasian58.42%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.17%
    • Asian11.74%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.6%
    • Two or more races2.13%
    • Unknown3.76%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout11.1% representing 121 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students51% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Two Years on campus
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 34%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations student government, Black Student Union, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Minority Engineers and Scientists, Campus Activities Board
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No Division 1 Yes
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No Division 1 Yes
    • Squash Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty2,014
    • Full-time Percentage53%
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 17,812 students to 1,291 faculty


Videos



Facebook


Twitter



Advanced Search Options

Search your needs below, and view information about the schools that meet those needs by clicking "Search."
Step 1: Select Subject Area(s)
Step 2: Select Major(s) that Interest You
Complete step 1 before selcting a major
Step 3: Select Degree Level
Search

Forgot Your Password?

To reset your password, simply enter your email address in the field below and click the Reset Password button. You will receive an email with a link and instructions to reset your password.

Check your email.

Please check your email and click on the link provided in the message to reset your password.