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Study at Drexel University

Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a private coeducational university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The 2006 edition of U. S. News and World Report ranks the undergraduate engineering program of Drexel 57th in the country.

Drexel offers a variety of degrees and programs through its three schools and nine colleges. The Drexel University's campus is divided into three parts:

  • The Center City Hahnemann Campus
  • The University City Campus
  • Queen Lane College of Medicine Campus
Sports teams at Drexel are known as the Dragons. They participate in the NCAA's Division I, the Colonial Athletic Association, and the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association.

WKDU is Drexel's student-run FM radio station and The Triangle is the University Newspaper.

Profile of Drexel University

The main campus of Drexel is in Philadelphia, PA (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Drexel offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to design, medicine, engineering, and computer science and engineering.

Drexel Selectivity

Drexel does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 530 to 630. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 560 or more.


Drexel offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Drexel had 20, 682 enrolled students.

Student Life

Student athletes at the school belong to the Colonial Athletic Association for major sports.

Drexel Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management849business, business and related services, managerial economics, finance, accounting, taxation
Engineering650mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, architectural engineering, materials engineering, engineering management, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering436information science, computer science, computer engineering, computer services management, web design, software engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine413registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, EMT paramedic
Medicine399medicine, public health, medical preparatory, neuroscience, pre-veterinary
Liberal Arts344library science, general studies, technical and business writing, area studies, English language and literature, history, sociology, anthropology, . . .
Science311biological and biomedical sciences, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics courses, science and society, anatomical sciences, physiology and pathology, . . .
Design199design and applied arts, interior design, fashion design, graphic design
Therapy and Counselling155substance abuse Counselling, psychology, clinical psychology, physical therapy, marriage and family therapy
Education and Teaching123teacher education and development, education courses
Medical Support and Technology115physician assistant, radiation therapist, comparative animal medicine, medical lab assistant, health service and sciences, pathology assistant
Photography and Commercial Art60cinematography, photography
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy59rehabilitation, nutrition sciences, sports and fitness management
Architecture and Planning46architecture
Medical administration32health care administration, public health Education
Security and Law Enforcement29forensic science, criminal justice and administration
Media18communication and journalism, radio and television
Hospitality16hospitality administration
Conservation and Resource Management14environmental science, natural resources management
Art Studies9arts management
Cooking and Culinary Arts9chef training
Drama and Performing Arts3playwriting and screenwriting
Engineering Technician2engineering technology

Contact: Drexel

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

General Phone: (215) 895-2000


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