Drexel University Reviews

  • 146 Reviews
  • Philadelphia (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $53,244
86% of 146 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 146 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Drexel is a great school, and I loved everything about it."
Jay
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"it was great, they have great professors and it's right in the middle of a good city"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Drexel's M.S. Arts Administration (now called Arts and Entertainment Management or something) is a great opportunity to connect and network with a lot of people in the field while learning now to run a nonprofit organization."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great professors, challenging courses. Drexel has unique opportunities for master's students."
Cassidy Conway
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Vivek Subramani
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Lila Elmished
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Purva Jain
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I am reviewing my Master of Public Health degree from Drexel University. I focused in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. This degree provided a fundamental understanding of epidemiology and biostatistical theory as well as a toolbox of fundamental skills. I was able to obtain two full time research positions thus far and gain a great deal of real world experience on varied projects. I would recommend this degree to anyone who is interested in the science and theory of public health. I am now set to start my PhD in Epidemiology at the University of California San Diego this upcoming fall. I would utilize this scholarship to further pursue studies in epidemiology and advance the science of public health to improve population health."
Tamika Rowe
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Drexel University is a good university with an large amount of resources and connections. The class sizes in the beginning are around 150-200 students. Professors do have multiple TA per class that will help you succeed . It is really up to the student to do well and seek out resources and opportunities. The overall diversity in my class was great, with an majority of foreign exchange students. Overall, other than the graduate housing my experience has been good."
David
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Dena
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Drexel University is a great school both for undergrad and graduate programs. Drexel University offers co-op which allow their students to get experience in the work field for 6 months (either 1 co-op or 3 co-ops). Overall the fast paced quarter system is something you have to consider before attending the University since it has a very rigorous course work."
Carly
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Sheena Patel
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Drexel is really expensive. The resources are great though and the new Business school buildings are top-notch."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"College was great in teaching me some applicable life skills and work skills. In specific, Drexel provided great connections to the working world as well."
Anna
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Drexel was an incredible experience! My professors were passionate about their subjects and tailored the classes to our learning styles and potentials. The staff are incredibly friendly, the school offers assistance on so many levels and it is in a great location. I love Drexel!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Drexel is a great technology school and is striving and always trying to improve its stance in higher education."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Although I attended Drexel to improve my med school applicant profile, I ended up taking a different direction. Fortunately, Drexel offered a few other pathways, and getting a MS Biology degree allowed me to add to my potential future professional repertoire. Still, the school could use with upgrading technologically, and not being a money mill for the medical school, especially using of the post-bacc programs."
Carolina
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I learned a lot through my internship placement and having hands on experience in the classroom. I could approach my professors with questions."
Ed Pacuku
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"I'm currently attending the EMBA program at Drexel. It's an excellent program and I would highly recommend it. It was recommended to me by someone I trust. I also did undergraduate at Drexel, studied engineering. I am very satisfied with the program so far and looking forward to learn more."