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Drexel University

Drexel University

+1 215-895-2000

3141 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA USA 19104

Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a private institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drexel is known for its business, management, marketing, and engineering schools. Plus, its focus on cooperative education, which gives students practical work experience, is well reputed throughout the nation. Notable alumni include former CEO of GKN Aerospace Anne Stevens, as well as NASA astronauts Christopher Ferguson and Paul Richards.

Ranked 108 in the nation, Drexel’s acceptance rate is 77%, and its graduation rate is 71%. Annual tuition is $56,595, plus fees and housing costs. A total of 23,589 students are enrolled. The university offers over 100 undergraduate and 140 graduate programs. Drexel follows a quarter-based academic calendar.

Drexel’s main University City campus is set in an urban environment, complete with easy access to transportation and historic Philadelphia landmarks. Drexel’s cooperative education program is a defining part of students’ undergraduate life. This offers a mix of in-class education and extensive on-the-job experience. More than 1,600 employers worldwide employ students for six months at a time. Students who complete three co-ops generally graduate in five years, and students with a single co-op or no co-op experience can graduate in four years. Students can participate in over 300 clubs and organizations, including over 30 fraternities and sororities. The Drexel Dragons compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association. The Drexel neighborhood is also near the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. About 70% of Drexel students commute to school. Off campus, students can explore the city of Philadelphia and sample the nearby restaurants, learn about history, or shop at the local stores.

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