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.

Website: www.drexel.edu/

Private
Co-ed
15,498
Undergraduate
Students
(48.3%) 7,480 Women
(51.7%) 8,018 Men
8,692
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 28,454 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
580-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$69,392
Tuition and Fees
$52,002
Room and Board
$13,890
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$42,948
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,108
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
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Campus Life

Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Dragon
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
89.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics 3  
Science 1  
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3141 Chestnut Street
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875
Phone
(215) 895-2400
Fax
(215) 895-5939
E-mail
enroll@drexel.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
90% of 269 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
95% of 8849 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
929
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
2

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.66
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
580-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
22%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
580-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 36%
Top quarter: 65%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$69,392
Tuition and Fees
$52,002
Room and Board
$13,890
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,300
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@drexel.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003256
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out 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


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Siblings of Current Students, Twins
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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


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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Health Sciences, Master of Family Therapy, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Medical Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Software Engineering, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Laboratory Animal Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • 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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

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

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biopsychology
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Genetics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health Psychology
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Immunology
  • Information Science
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Library Science
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Pathobiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Special Education
  • Structural Engineering

Location and Setting


Philadelphia 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

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
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
15,498
Women
7,480 (48.3%)
Men
8,018 (51.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
13,569
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
All Graduate Students
8,692

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.9%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
84%
Average Starting Salary
84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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