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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

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 TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students15,499
   Women7,332 (47.3%)
   Men8,167 (52.7%)
Graduate Students8,733


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate75% of 28,535 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.56
SAT Math620 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading580 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$71,763
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met80%
Average Freshman Award$42,995
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes


Philadelphia Population1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities11% of women participate
Fraternities 12% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.0% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
7.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.8% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.4% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students12.1% from 115 countries
First-Year Students Returning89.1%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.54 3.89 642 624 28
Low 2.09 2.09 200 200 14
High 4.00 5.00 790 780 35
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• Drexel's engineering curriculum has been designated a national model by the National Science Foundation.

• Drexel's "Step Shows" provide African American and Latino fraternities and sororities with opportunities to entertain students.

• Drexel has run, a major online math resource for grade school kids, since 1992.

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