Drexel University Reviews

  • 147 Reviews
  • Philadelphia (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $58,965
86% of 147 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 147 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Alex Lord
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2022
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"The program is in shambles. Administration fails to hold up their end of contracts (syllabi to core program components) while holding students to extreme and often confusing standards. To pass the first supervision course you must meet a required amount of contact hours with clients in the Drexel counseling center. However, there were not enough clients for anyone in the program to meet their required hours. Despite the lack of clients, students are required to spend 20 hours a week sitting in a clinic. During interviews prior to joining the program I was very excited about the curriculum, however once the program started, the curriculum was changed and the primary reasons I had for choosing Drexel were effectively removed from my education (specifically sex therapy with an LGBTQ+ focus). Many of the classes have the same syllabi as Community College courses I have taken (the same exact assignments and textbook were used for the masters level course in addiction as were used at Delaware Tech Community College). The only differences between some classes at Drexel and those at DTCC are the quality and the price. At DTCC the professors had experience and were competent, and the courses cost a few hundred dollars. At Drexel, the professors and administration are not competent and the courses cost thousands of dollars. If you’re looking for a quick path to become a therapist without doing research or becoming competent in your field and you have a bunch of money to blow, Drexel is great. If you’d like to be an evidence focused, competent therapist, save your money and take it somewhere else (PhD programs will pay you!)"
Travel RN
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"This program was the best experience ever. Yes it is demanding and yes there are deadlines and expectations; same as within the working world. The school is expensive; however, they have tuition reimbursement deferments, and discounts for being a member/staff of an affiliated program such as the ANA, or as an alumnus. It is possible to get A’s in the classes I graduated with a gpa of 3.98. You just have to treat it like a job; there are deadlines. In this higher level of learning; you should be organized, capable of following directions, be able to pay attention to a syllabus and follow an outline for assignments. Look at it as if you contracted a company to work on replacing your home roof. A house is one of the biggest expenses we will make in our lives next to education and transportation. Do you want the company; roofing your house, to complete the project on time? Do you want them to follow the contract you outlined? Use the products you specified, at the agreed upon price. In addition, do you want to know when there going to show up? Provide quality workmanship, not cut corners, or charge you for materials not used or returned to the store? Of course you want all of this on point. The same goes with the student/program/syllabus contract. The student has to participate in their education and provide quality workmanship; within the timeline, set forth within the contract/syllabus. Basically we are adults and responsible for our actions or lack of action. Life moves along wither you choose to participate in it or not. Paying for the course does not guarantee a passing grade by means of being dragged along for the ride. Set goals, do not passively say you need to participate. Actively participate, with an I can and I am attitude. Anything worthwhile does not come free of charge or struggles. If this were so everyone would do it. Believe in yourself and be honest with yourself, about what you can and can not do. There is no shame in failing; failing is another form of learning. Reach out ask questions be active in you education and life. If it is too difficult back up and reassess; is this something you want, can or have the ability and time to do? The instructors are very educated, considerate and do work with you in emergencies. I have completed the MSN program having had a septal wall MI, two heart caths, cardiac admissions, my son having a couple suicide attempts, and several severe chronic bronchitis infections. All the while with camping/traveling with my hotspot and computer, while working full-time. You just have to keep the lines of communication open be honest and put forth your best workmanship. Because if you don’t take care of your personal business who will. I can not say enough good about the school they are the best. In addition if you expect a quality education and experience, you will be hard pressed to find it at bargain store prices, sadly. You get what you pay for. One last thing I took my computer with me to the hospital and everywhere, I went even in pre-op and worked until being sedated."
Rebecca Dolan
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2019
  • Degree: Anthropology
"The university ended our major while we are still attending the university and as students we are forced to figure out how to continue despite this. Not only did this happen to us, but it is happening to other individuals as well. People generally do not have good experiences at Drexel university. I honestly wish I chose another university that would prepare me better."
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Drexel provides a great undergraduate education for anyone who is interested in living in a city while in studies. The co-op education will allow you to get real-world experience and income, while being at a world-class research institute, right in the heart of Philadelphia. I would recommend this to anyone who is able to afford the university."
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Drexel University CNHP, while expensive, is most definitely a beneficial program that any future nursing student should consider. With access to world class facilities and hospitals, the nursing students are truly exposed to sick, complex patients that will help them grow in their practice before graduation."
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2018
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"As far as I could tell, the Biomed graduate program here is a scam. The "professors" just dump most of the work on their TA's, who are usually also your classmates in other courses. A graduate level course took three weeks to get to the fact that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. Again, this was a graduate level course! Most courses also "meet" with undergrads, which really means that it's an undergrad course that they just stuff graduate students in. Do you enjoy group projects and presentations? Because you're going to do them in just about every class. This way the lazy professors doesn't have to do ANYTHING, the students can teach each other! Just what I wanted, to pay absurd amounts of money to have some undergrads teach me basic, basic info. Incorrectly. I have no idea what they're teaching the undergrads but it sure isn't biology or engineering. Research opportunities are extremely limited as well, don't believe their lies. I wish I could trade my MS degree in for food stamps. Please don't make the same mistake I did."
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I do not recomend the MSN progam. The professors are not helpful. The advisors are a joke. The program is needlessly difficut assignment are due the due date without exceptions even in the event of an emergency. Grading is unpredictable and unattainable at times. They do not give A's, per the syllabus, and passing is an 85 or above. That is a very small window to base your career and your future on. The program is not geared towards working adults."
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Terrible school. Several unforeseen charges and difficulties. There were way too many errors made by the school I ended up paying the price for. Anytime I talked to someone on the phone they were very rude and did not seem to know how to do their job. Financial aid was terrible. Unless you have about $65,000 dollars free money, you'll have to take out several loans. Think twice before you commit. I would not recommend this school. They claim not to charge you tuition while you go out on Co-op however I was charged the full amount. There are so many other schools with great programs and opportunities. THINK BEFORE YOU COMMIT!!! Even now, as a student who withdrew, I am still paying for the mistakes the university made."
Maada Jusu
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2018
  • Degree: Sociology
"Great institution with quality education. The Coop program is top notch. I came to this school and was employed throughout my years from undergrad to graduate school. Small size classes and great professors.The Quarter system is fast paced and great if you are ready to work and finish school quickly. From 2000 to 2005 I have already got my bachelor and Masters degrees. it is expensive ,but it is a private institution. The financial Aid office is awesome. They will work with you throughout your program. This school will one day be among the top notch private university to the likes of Brown and Stanford. I have no regrets attending Drexel. Go Dragon!"
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"Drexel's rigorous coursework, co-op program, and location make it a great option for any student. In addition to being challenged academically, I was provided career assistance that has played a key role in the work that I do today. I would encourage every prospective student to think realistically, and strategically about the financial expectations for attending; Drexel is not cheap!"
Harold L Edwards Jr
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2018
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"I have no regrets, having chosen Drexel University for my undergraduate studies. Beyond academics, Ive learned self-advocacy, agency, how to collaborate, and how learn from failures. Drexel has great research- and industry-experienced instructors, rigorous coursework with real world applications, relevant majors and program offerings that parallel workforce trends, and career development opportunities alongside cooperative learning experiences (whereas students can graduate with up to 1.5 years of work experience). Additionally, Drexel is in the heart of Philadelphia, rich with great museums, job opportunities, shopping, food, and culture."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I notice most of the reviews are written by master students, and a lot are from business schools. OK, they might feel the tuition worth it. However, for me, I feel the PhD program, esp. the information studies, sucks. I am progressing very well in the project. In fact, I am one of the best students, 4.0 GPA, 5+ papers. The reason I hate it, is that, although it supports me for 5 years, it is only equivalent to less than 3.5 years. I cannot finish what I intend to finish, it is unlikely for me to end up in a good company. 1. the first-year class is philosophy, and it is totally useless. i get A for all, but I learned nothing. I never used in my research. it is entire year. 2. i am in a lab, doing data science without data. there is no data at all. we have to collect the data ourselves. when I see phds from other university are experiment over given data and important projects, I regret my decision to come to drexel. Take my advise. If you want to apply for Drexel PhD, esp. information science, think twice. Go to better universities, like Temple, it is at the same level, but in fact it is much better."
  • Reviewed: 10/25/2017
  • Degree: Marketing
"If I had to give one piece of advice to a student about to graduate high school, I would tell them to attend Drexel University. Drexel has given me a unique learning experience that has set me apart in the job market. I enrolled in the 5 year, 3 co-op program and it was the best decision I could've made. By the time that I graduated, I had almost 2 years of work experience under my belt in 3 different industries. I had experience working with different software programs and acquired skills that could only be learned on the job. I received a job offer before I even graduated college with a company I co-oped with. The tuition may seem intimidating, but do not let that deter you from applying! I ended up getting an academic scholarship that paid for half of my tuition. In the long run, it is worth it."
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The faculty is supportive and genuinely interested in the student's academic success. The student body is diverse and collegiate. They've recently made some changes to their curriculum, which emphasizes teamwork and communication, clinical problem solving, in addition to, the use of information technology. Overall, I've enjoyed my experience."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Drexel was wonderful. The professors were very involved in research and there were lots of opportunities to participate. The college campus is well integrated with the city."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"College not only gave my the knowledge to ask informed questions, but it also provided me with an opportunity to question myself and my own beliefs."
Drexel MBA Graduate
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Drexel provided a practical degree for working professionals."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It was a good school. Prepared me well for freighter training"
Mechanical Engineer, Class of 2011
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"The Drexel experience has well prepared me for the challenges I have been facing in the working world. It has provided me a platform to think outside of the box for innovative solutions while considering all available resources. I has had the best years while at Drexel University. The professors were attentive to my curiosity and put their best efforts into helping me to develop a firm foundation of knowledge. I experienced a well balanced environment between school and extra curricular activities."
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"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."