Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA, 3141 Chestnut St
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Career Preparation A+
Students and Culture A
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
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Drexel University is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 25,595 students and offering 287 degrees in Philadelphia, PA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Drexel University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Healthcare
2,072 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems
14
Art Therapy/therapist
26
Clinical/medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
35
9
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine
27
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic)
1
Health/health Care Administration/management
84
43
Health/medical Preparatory Programs
91
20
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
11
18
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
52
13
Histologic Technology/histotechnologist
5
Holistic Health
1
Immunology
4
International Public Health/international Health
3
Medical Informatics
0
11
18
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder
30
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
23
Medical Staff Services Technology/technician
1
Medicine
259
Nurse Anesthetist
26
1
Nursing Practice
1
Nursing Science
0
2
Nutrition Sciences
12
23
Pathology/pathologist Assistant
17
Pharmacology
4
Physical Therapy/therapist
1
34
61
Physician Assistant
1
80
Public Health
51
2
Public Health Education and Promotion
3
Registered Nurse
662
198
27
11
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
3
2
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
51
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Engineering
1,377 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Engineering
51
1
Architecture
42
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
105
85
2
14
Biomedical Sciences
27
2
Chemical Engineering
76
18
9
Civil Engineering
77
24
3
Computer Engineering
43
20
Computer Software Engineering
17
13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
97
69
25
Engineering
5
0
Engineering/industrial Management
51
42
Engineering Technology
26
5
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
20
13
3
Environmental Science
14
11
11
Environmental Studies
6
Industrial and Product Design
8
Materials Engineering
23
9
15
Mechanical Engineering
226
51
18
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
1,254 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
119
42
Commerce
92
226
0
6
Customer Service Management
9
Economics
62
1
2
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
83
0
Finance
209
73
Human Resources Development
30
0
0
International Business
38
0
Management Science
16
14
Marketing
16
Marketing/marketing Management
177
0
Operations Management and Supervision
12
Project Management
22
Real Estate
0
2
2
Retail Management
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Education and Liberal Arts
621 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Administration of Special Education
24
7
Applied Behavior Analysis
1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
66
28
Education
4
Education
14
1
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
0
3
Educational Leadership and Administration
39
Elementary and Middle School Administration/principalship
4
Elementary Education and Teaching
14
0
2
English Language and Literature
15
0
13
General Studies
39
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
79
3
0
Liberal Arts
7
Mathematics Teacher Education
21
School Librarian/school Library Media Specialist
2
Secondary Education and Teaching
8
20
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
26
28
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
0
152
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
502 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
1
0
Bioinformatics
2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
57
31
Biology
189
4
5
Biomedical Technology/technician
3
Biostatistics
27
Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
0
4
Chemistry
26
6
4
Environmental Health
9
Epidemiology
43
11
6
Mathematics
28
5
3
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology
1
3
Microbiology and Immunology
4
Molecular Biology
6
Neuroscience
1
3
Physics
11
8
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Art and Design
426 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
27
Cinematography and Film/video Production
37
Culinary Arts
6
Dance
7
Dance Therapy/therapist
18
Design and Applied Arts
47
Digital Arts
32
Fashion/apparel Design
21
9
Fine and Studio Arts Management
74
Graphic Design
33
Interior Design
19
14
Music Management
37
Music Therapy/therapist
12
Personal and Culinary Services
8
Photography
13
Playwriting and Screenwriting
11
Visual and Performing Arts
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Human and Social Sciences
420 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
4
Archives/archival Administration
2
Clinical Psychology
4
History
8
Humanities/humanistic Studies
15
International/global Studies
34
Library and Information Science
150
Library Science
1
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling
16
6
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
10
6
Museology/museum Studies
3
Philosophy
4
2
Political Science
18
Psychology
90
22
8
Public Policy Analysis
3
Science, Technology and Society
6
Sociology
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
350 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
46
2
Computer Science
66
28
3
Information Science/studies
55
70
9
Management Information Systems
54
Systems Engineering
2
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
7
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Legal and Law
249 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law Enforcement Administration
24
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
4
Criminology
1
Forensic Science and Technology
9
24
Homeland Security
0
2
Law
128
Legal Professions and Studies
57
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Trades and Careers
42 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
14
24
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Communication and Media
38 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Mass Communication
2
Radio and Television
6
30
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Hospitality
30 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hotel/motel Administration/management
21
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Agriculture
14 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Food Science
13
Natural Resources Management and Policy
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
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Online Programs

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Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Administration of Special Education
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems
Applied Behavior Analysis
Archives/archival Administration
Commerce
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels Council on Education for Public Health Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A+ Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling , Class of 2015
workshops, clinical field experience, outside supervision
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering , Class of 2015
My school requires 3 six month internships or "co-ops" as part of a five year program. Nothing prepares you better then working in real jobs.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering , Class of 2003
Six month co-op three times throughout the five year program. Fantastic professors. Concentration is your desired area in the fifth year. State of the art technology in every lab. Plenty of opportunities to get help if needed and to work with the TAs and professors. Regular scheduled mixers and networking events. All students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS. in Electrical Engineering , Class of 2002
Co-op program. 6 month in work 6 months in the class
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSME , Class of 1979
I was taught critical thinking
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology , Class of 2000
I completed 3 different six month co-op assignments at a large pharma company.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering , Class of 1997
Hands on labs, working instructors and a cooperative education program to build resume and experience.
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling , Class of 2015
in my department the students were driven, creative, empathic and compassionate people surrounded by professors who were the same
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering , Class of 2015
Drexel is not a traditional college campus. In many ways the physical campus is integrated so seamlessly with the city of Philadelphia that you don't actually have that "campus" feeling. Most students like to work hard and play hard. Everyone is very career and goal oriented. The party scene is pretty limited if you're not in Greek life, but everyone takes advantage of Philly's endless supply of bars when they want to cut loose. There is practically no school spirit. The student body feels very diverse.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering , Class of 2003
Very diverse. Positive atmosphere. Well structured. Different from many others, especially state schools.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology , Class of 2000
Very diverse student body. Very varied curricula.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering , Class of 1997
Very eclectic. A mixed background and culture.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling , Class of 2015
this was graduate school and I lived off campus and rarely used any facilities outside of the library (which was decent) and the classrooms, which were fine
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering , Class of 2015
The dorms are acceptable but not great. We have one dining hall and it's awful. The quality of labs, classroom and work space varies drastically from building to building. In recent years they've done a better job at creating on campus lounges/areas to sit and do homework, but finding a place to relax between classes can still be tough. The library is awful and gross. The recreation center, especially the climbing wall, is really awesome.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
CS , Class of 2009
computer labs, dorms, classrooms, dining halls
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering , Class of 2003
All recently updated. Great facilities for the urban developed area. Strong technology. Freshman classrooms have a lot of people but after that it's a much smaller ratio of students.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSME , Class of 1979
Much improved since I graduated
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology , Class of 2000
All facilities are state of the art. Labs and classrooms are very up to date. Dorms are updated. Cafeteria was always great.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering , Class of 1997
Mostly up to date, some buildings and equipment are older than others, or were at the time.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling , Class of 2015
unsure- I was pretty isolated in my department and from the undergraduates
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering , Class of 2015
I was in Greek life so I saw a lot of participation in that. Every year we have multiple concerts that are free for students and tend to be really fun. There's always a big event going on (blood drive, relay for life, talent show, etc)
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering , Class of 2003
No football team so basketball is the main sport. There are several Greek organizations. The is a nice theater for the arts. Also many student professional organizations for interaction with the professional world. The international community is a great asset to the university.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSME , Class of 1979
Building a cement canoe contest
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering , Class of 1997
I didn't get involved in much outside the classroom.
Rated January 2016
Featured Alumni Review
Alissa
English major, Class of 2014

U Drexel’s probably best known for its co-op program, in which students have the chance to work one or three six-month full-time professional internships (oftentimes paid) while alternating between classes. Not a lot of colleges offer similar programs….There’s so much to do within campus and off campus....I was involved in the student newspaper and wrote for several different Drexel blogs and publications...and all the while received support from professors and advisors to allow me to work part-time throughout all of my studies, and even during my co-op as an intern at Philadelphia magazine. No other school could offer that dedication to allow its students to succeed outside of class.

Questions and Answers about Drexel University

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What is Drexel University known for?
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Gain real work experience while earning your degree as a Drexel Dragon. Originally founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry, Drexel University is an urban school in Philadelphia that puts the practical arts and sciences at the forefront of education. Fittingly, the school is known for creating paid work experience opportunities for students throughout Philly, the fifth-largest city in America, and for taking advantage of everything the city has to offer, making sure students do too. Drexel has a long list of courses that require field trips, or working with community members, or visiting local historic or cultural attractions (like the Academy of Natural Sciences). Plus, no other college in Philly has a co-op program like Drexel. The Drexel student’s life is the city life. The school sits only a few blocks away from Philly’s extensive transportation system, and the whole neighborhood is a hub for college students. Popular among business, engineering, and art students, Drexel has about 16,000 undergrads (~25,000 students total), around 74 percent of whom live off campus.

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How will Drexel University prepare me for a career?
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While Drexel isn’t the most affordable college around, you get what you pay for. For many students, co-op education is the reason to invest in a degree from Drexel. Most undergraduate students spend half of their college time doing traditional classroom activities, and the other half working in their fields. On average, these students can make more than $16,000 for a single 6-month co-op experience. Each student can complete up to three co-ops total. In addition to organizing co-op, Drexel provides career counseling, career skills workshops, and on-campus interview opportunities for students in their final year. And according to PayScale.com, Drexel graduates make an average salary of $54,800 in their early careers.

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Does Drexel University offer military perks?
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Drexel gets all the military-friendly school awards. It's been named a top military-friendly university by GI Jobs for the past six years in a row, and also made the U.S. News and World Report's list of the Top Military Friendly Colleges in both 2014 and 2015. These honors are well-deserved. Drexel’s Office of Veteran Student Services is just outstanding. More than an office, it’s a campus-wide initiative wholly devoted to making student life easier for vets. In addition to managing comprehensive financial assistance, the office plans a special Veterans’ Orientation, veterans’ networking events, philanthropic events to support military families, and campus-wide celebrations for military holidays, such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

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