Drexel

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,620
  • Class Notes
    1,379
  • Textbook Notes
    447
  • Study Guides
    792
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,929
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,291

Overview of Drexel University (Drexel)

About this school

Drexel University, founded in 1891, is a private university. It has a strong coop program that enhances students' career development. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Administration, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology, and Nesbitt College of Design Arts. Its 38-acre campus is located in the University City area of West Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:15,498
    • Men:8,018 Men (51.7%)
    • Women:7,480 Women (48.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (Drexel)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Drexel University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
1
-
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3141 Chestnut Street
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875
Phone
(215) 895-2400
Fax
(215) 895-5939
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 28,454 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 14,111 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 14,343 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,261 (19%) of 22,489 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,141 (19%) of 11,289 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,120 (19%) of 11,200 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.66
375 And Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
580-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
22%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
27%
• Score 24 - 29
52%
• Score 18 - 23
20%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Drexel)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,002 (74.94%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,890 (20.02%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (1.73%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,300 (3.31%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Drexel University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003256
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,939 (89.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,475 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,474 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
832 (33.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$42,948
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,474 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,749
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,601 (64.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,705
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 459 (18.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
783 (24.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,736

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,584 (70.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,603 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,547 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,981 (23.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$37,744
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,206 (96.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,694
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,266 (73.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,412
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 984 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4,137 (30.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,018

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Siblings of Current Students, Twins

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Drexel)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,108

Part-Time Faculty


909

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
554,358
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Drexel University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.9%

Programs & Majors (Drexel)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (70)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Culinary Science/Culinology
  • Customer Service Management
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, Other
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine

Master's Programs of Study (105)


  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art Therapy
  • Arts Administration
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biopsychology
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Higher Education
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Immunology
  • Information Science
  • Interior Design
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Journalism
  • Library Science
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • National Security
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Pathobiology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Project Management
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Publishing
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Real Estate
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Technical Communication
  • Technical Writing
  • Telecommunications
  • Textile Design
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Women's Health Nursing

Campus Life (Drexel)

Location & Geography

Population


1,547,607

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Philadelphia

Campus Size


96 acres

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Dragon
School Colors
Navy blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, fencing, football, ice hockey, riflery, sailing, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Drexel University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, black student union, society of hispanic professional engineers, society of minority engineers and scientists, campus activities board

Sororities


13% of women participate

Fraternities


14% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


13,569

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
15,498
Women
7,480
Men
8,018

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 18.3% Asian
  • 8.3% Black/African-American
  • 7.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.0% White
  • 2.5% Unknown

International Students


11.4% from 117 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


8,692

Student Resources (Drexel)

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