Drexel University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (21)
My college/degree program was great. It offered professors who are working professionals in the fields and offered current examples and insights. The career counseling and development was also a unique and critical part of my university experience. I highly recommend prospective students do their due diligence on their desired goals.
I went to Drexel University for my undergraduate Health Science Degree, and am going to attend again in the fall to earn my Physician Assistant degree. Drexel is an amazing school, and takes every opportunity to help students excel, as well as to help the community. As many people know, Drexel offers a co-op program, which allows students to gain work experience in their field of study. For a student in a health-based major, this is crucial in developing skills and ensuring future success. I was only able to apply to graduate programs right out of my undergraduate program because of the patient contact experience I gained through my co-op. Additionally, Drexel takes the time to make a positive impact on the local community, by creating jobs, connecting students to local community members in community outreach programs, organizing clean ups, organizing tutoring programs, and helping Philadelphia's homeless Veterans with food drives. I am proud to be a Dragon twice over.
Drexel University has a great reputation and various opportunities. The diversity on campus brings people of all backgrounds together for a great learning experience. The tuition is high and education does not meet expectations. Services offered as far as clubs, tutors, librarians, help centers, career centers, etc are not marketed as well as I would have liked. However, if you use the services offered, they can benefit you greatly. The library is small and needs to expand. The facilities, especially the new on campus facilities are nice and modern. Most professors are helpful and readily available to help you succeed. Overall, Drexel University is a good school however way too expensive for the education expectation.
Studying engineering at Drexel University is on the most difficult and rewarding challenges one can task themselves with. You have to truly have a passion for understanding how the world works in order to succeed. But, should you find this description fits you, you'll have a wealth of opportunity to find a specific area of engineering that interests you and focus on it. I chose Drexel because of its reputation and Co-op program. The co-op program gave me 18 months of job experience with my B.S. Those 18 months gave me a chance to see my curriculum in action and choose specialization classes tailored to attract future employers in my desired field. My co-op experience made me realize I was less inclined to work with biomaterials and more interested in specialty alloys so I tailored my curriculum to match my interest. Yes, the 10 week quarters are arduous and it can be overwhelming at times, but in the end I felt it was all worth it. Myself and the majority of my classmates all had jobs lined up well before graduation day which was a great relief and allowed us to focus on completing our degrees. I would highly recommend Drexel University if you are up to the challenge.
The professors in the communications department are some of the best in the school. They are always available and a great support. The facilities unfortunately are not the best for the communications department. It may have changed after I left. I am happy with my education from Drexel.
I attended the Elementary Education program at Drexel University. I earned my Bachelor's of Science and began my Master's in Global and International Education. This is an expensive school, but if you have the resources, the experience can be very rewarding. I was very involved during my undergraduate career and was able to make a lot of connections and learn a lot of real-world skills. After graduating I went into my field and was successful. I noticed that I was not where many of my peers were when I began teaching. I knew more than they did about child development and pedagogy. This leg up really helped me start out my career on the right path. I would recommend this program to students who are able to commit to 4 years of on-campus, intensive study and access to financial resources.
The professors are great in this school. Actually, Drexel's location is very helpful to attend academic activities in other Universities, including UPenn, Temple. However, I hate this school Quarter orientated academic calendar. Maybe, it is good for bachelors who attend the Drexel's Co-op programs. But for graduated students, it is not well design. Other Universities set for graduate students have 7 days to 10 days break during the busy semester. I think this breaks helped the overwhelmed graduated students to have more time flexibility to adjust themselves. If you like a high rhythm or task-focused students, Drexel is good place for you. But If you want to do more creative study depending on your time flexibility, please look at Drexel academic calendar before you choose this school. Comparing to Drexel's high rhythm teaching activities, the administration of this school should be improved. Because administration is inefficient and complicated.
Drexel University's 10-week quarter system was rigorous and prepared me well for the world world. Drexel University also boasts a co-operative education program that is mandatory for most graduate students. This program enables students to find internships in their potential career realms. I was even able to land a full-time position after graduation at the institution where I interned. Most of my classmates went out to find positions in our field of study. I would highly recommend Drexel University to any potential student.
I would definitely recommend Drexel University to any student looking for a fast paced college experience. The ten week quarters keep the classes moving quickly so everything you learn at Drexel University is relevant and important. Also, the Co-op experience provides students with an upper hand when joining the work force.
I graduated with my BSN from Drexel University in 2008, but am currently enrolled at Drexel University Online for my MSN in nursing education! My career in nursing has been so fulfilling that I am ready to share that with other students now. This is why I chose to re-enroll!