Back to Results

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA


Interested in Drexel University? Admissions officers are waiting to hear from you!

Get More Info


Drexel University Overview

Drexel University is an R1 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: Get Started Right Away

Drexel comprises an array of constituent colleges, schools, and centers offering more than 80 full-time undergraduate degree programs. For undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree, Drexel has a variety of accelerated, combined, and bridge degree options including BS/MS, BS/MBA, BS/MPH, and BA/BS+MD programs.

Students can begin research activities with Drexel faculty members as early as their first 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: Build Your Resume Before You Graduate

Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center offers students world-class career services, job preparation, and our renowned cooperative education program, Drexel Co-op. Created in 1919, Drexel Co-op is one of the oldest and largest in the country and 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 1550 unique employers in 22  states and 45  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, undergraduate students are able to gain up to 18 months of professional experience before graduation through 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 sometimes even earn a paycheck. The current median salary for a co-op experience is $18,720. 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 sixth largest city, Drexel considers Philadelphia to be 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 and the site of groundbreaking research and discoveries. 

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, D.C., the Philadelphia suburbs, and the 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

Address 3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104-2875
United States
Contact Evelyn Thimba
Vice President, Dean of Admissions
Phone: 215-895-6712

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architecture Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Accounting And Business/management Checkmark
Accounting And Finance Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Statistics Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Customer Service Management Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration/management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Non-profit/public/organizational Management Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, And Special Effects Checkmark
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology/technician Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Informatics Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Architectural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Engineering Technologies/technicians, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Hispanic And Latin American Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist Checkmark
Mental Health Counseling/counselor Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
History, Other Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Professions And Studies, Other Checkmark
Legal Research/studies, Advanced Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Culinary Arts/chef Training Checkmark
Culinary Science/culinology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Applied And Professional Ethics Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Physics, Other Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Arts, Entertainment, And Media Management, General Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance, Other Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Digital Arts Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark


Acceptance Rate

Female icon

Female Admissions

Females Applied
Females Accepted
Acceptance Rate
Male icon

Male Admissions

Males Applied
Males Accepted
Acceptance Rate


Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Recommended Interview
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 590 680
SAT Math 590 700
ACT Composite 25 31

Tuition & Fees

Money icon


Fees icon


Full-time student fees
Room & board
Room only
Calculator icon

Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

Avg. Financial Aid Package
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
Avg. Loan Aid
Avg. Grant Aid
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 7.14%
Black or African American 6.69%
White or Caucasian 49.49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.07%
Asian 21.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.93%
Other 2.47%


Male (51.65%)
Female (48.35%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 1%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Jam, Welcome Back and Homecoming

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
Greek sororities Checkmark
Local fraternities Checkmark
Local sororities Checkmark
Most popular organizations:
Student Government, Black Student Union, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Minority Engineers and Scientists and Campus Activities Board

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark


Male icon

Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Riflery Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
Female icon

Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Riflery Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,076
Part-time - 890
Male - 935
Female - 1,027
Drexel University