Drexel University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (27)
Drexel's quarter system prepares young professionals with time management skills and critical thinking. I think the curriculum was rigorous but effective. Also, anyone who attends Drexel should really attempt to take advantage of the coop program, steinbright career development services, and the study abroad program.
Drexel University is located in Philadelphia, PA. It is close to several businesses and hospital networks, which allow them to work together to form the Cooperative Education program. Students are given the opportunity to choose between a 5 or 4 year program. Both include the coop program, which allows students to leave with at least six months of work experience in their desired field. Drexel follows a quarter system, which makes their programs rigorous but also allows students the option to maximize their workload and graduate early with their flexible schedules. Also, the social life is great. Students can join a variety of student organizations from Greek Life, Athletics, and Academic organizations. I enjoyed my three years at Drexel and I would recommend this University to everyone else.
Drexel University provided a profound education and applicable working opportunities through their unique co-op program. The school offers students to complete three, six-month internships, over the course of a five-year undergraduate program. This unique opportunity allows Drexel students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to their desired professional field. As a result, I was able to discover the best career path to take after receiving my undergraduate degree. The personal experience I had at Drexel University allowed me to figure out my intended career path, which led to my decision to attend graduate school after graduation. After five years, I feel that Drexel has set me, as well as all other graduates, with academic and professional experience that makes me stand out from other undergraduates. Very few schools offer the co-op program, but I believe it would be beneficial for all college students to have a co-op opportunity. Another unique aspect of Drexel University is the academic calendar follows a quarter system, consisting of 10 weeks. Thus, the curriculum is rigorous due to the heavy course content covered in a shorter period of time (when compared to a semester school system). The quarter system teaches students time management, organization, and a strong work ethic. Such skills can be transferred over to professional work. The classes also carry a small student to teacher ratio, allowing students to work with teachers on their academic performance. All staff, including academic advisors, co-op advisors, and teachers offer guidance for current as well as future concerns. Overall, I would highly recommend attending Drexel University for an undergraduate degree. The co-op program provides a unique experience for students to explore their professional path. The small student to teacher ratio creates an open academic relationship for students to seek guidance and mentorship from professors. Other staff, including academic and co-op advisors, also creates an open and inviting relationship to offer guidance whenever needed by students.
Overall, I enjoyed my program. I believe that it definitely prepared me well for medical school next year, and look forward to using all of the skills that I have gained in the future. The staff and faculty were very helpful and went out of their way to help out students.
Drexel University was the best five years of my life. Although it is rather an expensive private school, the lessons I have learnt have been invaluable. As a psychology major, I wasn't quite sure which path I wanted to go down after graduation. There seemed to be endless opportunities from HR, to research, to academia, to hospital settings and more. Drexel University gives each student the chance to engage in one or three different work experiences related to their field of choice throughout their years as an undergraduate. I chose the three co-op (work placement) option that enabled me to graduate in five years with a minimum of 18 months of work experience in my field. Finding these jobs is an experience of its own, and you are in charge of scheduling your interviews and making sure you do a stellar enough job to land a placement. I was lucky enough to be able to work in an inpatient psychiatric hospital for six months with the rehabilitation services department, an outpatient clinic for survivors and sexual abuse and even landed a job working in a school and treatment facility in the UK. Although many psychology jobs are unpaid, I was able to turn an unpaid job into a full time paid position during my undergrad years and was given the opportunity to stay in a beautiful cottage in the countryside of England for two months - free of charge. Although I had a rather unique experience, many others at Drexel will tell you the same thing - the work you do whilst on co-op (work placement) far exceeds what most people believe interns can do; it throws you into the deep end of working a full time 9-5 job as an undergraduate. You get to experiment with different kinds of fields that you may be interested in before you graduate and go into the work force. The experience of working a full time job is a big enough life lesson, however, coupled with living in your own off-campus apartment in a major city, is an even greater one. Philadelphia is a diverse, wild and educated city in which there are endless opportunities to learn about others, despite what you choose as a major. Drexel University offers much more than exceptional courses and professors, but a whole world of experiences that I believe would be hard to find elsewhere.
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.