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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 15,499
   Women 7,332 (47.3%)
   Men 8,167 (52.7%)
Graduate Students 8,733
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 75% of 28,535 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.56
SAT Math 620 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 580 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $71,763
  Tuition and Fees $51,065
  Room and Board $14,367
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $42,995
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,143
Regular Class Size 2-9 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 Population 1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Dragon
Sororities 11% 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 Students 12.1% from 115 countries
First-Year Students Returning 89.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 13.0%