Drexel University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (33)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.