Based in Philadelphia, Drexel University is a private institution providing the nation's premier cooperative education programs. The organization is a coveted name in the US Education System that provides its students with a mix of in-class education and a rigorous on-the-job experience before graduation.
The university has an urban setting and spreads across over 96 acres of lush green land. The institute has a total undergraduate strength of 13,490 which consists of an international student population of nearly 12% representing different corners of the world. Around 75% of the students enrolled are full-time candidates that enjoy the vast and creative range of over 300-degree programs to choose from.
Admissions at Drexel University are available in the 3 intakes of Fall, Winter and Spring and observe different application deadlines for its diverse courses. All the applicants must deposit a non-refundable fee of 50 USD when applying to the institute. It has an acceptance rate of around 77% which makes it a lighty competitive university for studying in the USA.
In 2020, U.S News ranked the university at,
|Annual Endowment||722 million USD|
|Student Retention Rate||89%|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part-time; online|
|Campus housing facility||22%|
|Annual cost of Attendance||69,392 USD|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as awards and scholarships|
The university has a lush campus of 96 acres that provides various facilities, like,
The university has more than 300 student clubs and organizations including 30+ fraternities and sororities for interested students. The campus offers various departments to make the student life and experience better at Drexel, a few of them including, Campus Engagement, Counselling and Health, Finance and administration, Residential living and Student center, Veteran student services, etc.
The University of Philadelphia and The University of sciences in Philadelphia falls close in the neighborhood of the campus, with the city's central hub of public transportation falling 2 blocks away and city center Philadelphia about a 10-minute walk. This perfect location makes the institute’s campus a site of comfortable accessibility.
The campus has 10 residential halls divided among various categories of students for on-campus accommodation that can accommodate around 22% of the total students and are named as mentioned below.
There's Gender Inclusive Housing, where they provide residence to students regardless of their gender identity and/or gender expression. Services available in the basic cost of housing include Front desk, Mail services, ResNet HD Cable TV, Utilities and Laundry.
Additional services are also provided in packages to the residential hall residents.
The university provides an array of courses for international students including over 325 degree programs through Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate and Post-Graduation certifications.
Some popular programs at Drexel are as follows:
Of all the programs, 94 can be conferred through distance learning. Some special programs offered by the university include Drexel's Nursing Accelerated Career Entry BSN, Pre Professional Programs, Accelerated Undergrad Degree Programs, International Gateway Programs, among others
Application Portal: Candidates need to fill up Common Application on the official website for all desired programs.
Application fee: 50 USD
Deadlines for various courses at the institute varies and some of the common deadlines for international students with I-20 are mentioned below.
Note that all the international candidates are highly encouraged to send in their applications one month prior to the start of the term to allow sufficient time for processing their entries.
Basic Admission Requirements:
For all the prospective candidates of the institute, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been compiled below
Other expenses apart from basic tuition that a student might incur while studying abroad are tabulated as follows:
|Type of expense||Cost in USD|
|Books & Supplies||1,700|
|Room and Board||14,079|
International students at the institute are given financial aid as awards and scholarships to study in the USA. They are awarded on the basis of merit and need. The average scholarship value for freshmen is 15,736 USD. Almost all students receive some kind of financial aid of an average amount of 32,749 USD
The amount awarded varies, depending on the need of the student as decided by the admission committee.The merit scholarships are awarded based on the admissions application submitted by the student.
Some of the studentships available for international applicants at the university are as mentioned below.
There are other private funding options, like,
The benefits received by the Alumni include:
Famous Alumni of the institute are as follows:
The university offers four annual fairs namely, Fall Career Fair, Philadelphia Law Fair, Engineering and Technology Career Fair and Spring Career Fair. Average Drexel student is offered about 16,000 USD.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Drexel University Enrollment||28342|
|Average Graduation Rate||71.2%|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,700 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$13,890 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,200 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$13,890 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$1,200 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,278 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$1,200 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Law Programs||American Bar Association|
|Medicine Programs||Liaison Committee on Medical Education|
|Medicine Programs||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology|
|Dentistry Programs||American Dental Association|
|Language Programs||Commission on English Language Program Accreditation|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Nursing Programs||Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs|
|Physiotherapy Programs||American Physical Therapy Association|
|Psychology Programs||American Psychological Association|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Programs||Council on Education for Public Health|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
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The Drexel Co-op program gave internship experience prior to receiving my degree. At the time I went, not a lot of colleges offered this, so it was a great incentive. It was also located in a pretty major city that allowed for a metropolitan experience.
Very focused - you got classes on your major in Year 1 so it was refreshing to know you weren't just going to regular classes all freshman year long. The courses get more focused and intensive as you progress.
The co-op program! Our co-op program is world class. Students get placed into top 500 companies and get paid well. They can also work anywhere in the domestic United States or internationally. You work for 6 months full time instead of going to classes.
It's a fast-paced. Compared to other colleges, our schedule is quite crazy. It's difficult but the challenge is good. College is not overall easy, but I think the program and fast-pace are worth it because I know my future is going to be great.
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