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

Zoe F.
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"Graduate programs at Drexel University's LeBow School of Business are great because they rely on a cohort system. This creates a chance to get to know your classmates very well early-on and allows group projects to come together naturally. Many business schools offer cohort programs exclusively for MBA students, but Drexel has made it universal. Professors work together to avoid scheduling conflicts for these cohorts and create curriculum that transitions seamlessly from introductory courses through the advanced level. They are dedicated to creating a true understanding of the material and helping students develop the skills they will need in the workplace. Drexel uses a quarter system instead of semesters so the workload is quite intensive. Professors make themselves available, themselves not assistants (TAs), to help students stay on track, and take advantage of every opportunity to share real world examples of the concepts being covered in class so that the material is never entirely abstract. I attended an ivy league university for my undergraduate degree and saw the majority of professors introduce their TA, distribute a syllabus and leave students to find their own way through the material. The academic support at Drexel really opened my eyes to what education could be. That being said, the greatest value of a Drexel degree is career support. Recruiters are on campus frequently and career advisors are always available. In my first month at Drexel, I received a one-on-one career counseling session, a resume review, a mock interview, and interviewed on campus with a Big 4 accounting firm who hired me before the end of that week. Some degree programs even allow students to take on 6-month paid internships called Co-Op's, at Fortune 500 companies around the country. To accommodate students who are working full-time already, many graduate courses are taught in the evening with the entire cohort scheduled to that course. Working students do not miss out on any part of the cohort experience and do not have to attend school as a part-time student or extend the time it takes to graduate, unless that is what they prefer. The only downside I have experienced at Drexel is a lack of diversity. The majority of graduate students are international students from China. They are very friendly and eager to learn more about America, but it is a stark difference from the more diverse undergraduate level and not in-line with what I have seen in my working life."
Jonathan Andrus
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2016
  • Degree: Science & Math
"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."
Holly
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2016
  • Degree: Nutrition
"Drexel is a well known and well respected school. I look forward to studying there! I have already been so impressed by this institution during the application process. They have been so helpful, encouraging and responsive. I will be starting in January in the Masters of Human Nutrition program and cannot wait!"
Helen Nowotnik
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2016
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
Sarah Andersen
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2016
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"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."
LOLO
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2016
  • Degree: Education
"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."
Carla Burton
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2016
  • Degree: Fashion
"Drexel University was a great experience. One of the best things about Drexel is their co-op program. It allows you to work in industry you are studding and helps make great connections for the future. Having already had a co-op under my belt upon graduation led to me getting a job shortly there after."
Anna Schlupp
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Sarah W
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2016
  • Degree: Interior Design
"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 upperĀ hand when joining the work force."
Keiyona Jones
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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!"
Miguel Montes
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2016
  • Degree: Physics
"As a Physics student attending a Physics and Engineering focused university, I could not have felt more comfortable and welcomed in my classes as well as among my peers. Since the Physics program is somewhat exclusive, every year there are only around 15 Freshman enrolled as Physics majors, the professors have plenty of time to attend to their students, as well as get to know them on a level that most efficiently facilitates learning and advancement. I would recommend Drexel University to anyone looking for a degree in Physics or Engineering. There is also a rather large business program with seemingly endless resources, but I have not experienced them first-hand so would not be an incredibly reliable source."
Renee S.
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"Drexel helps to maximize your college experience, even as a graduate student. There are always events going on through the school or through your specific program that keeps you involved and meeting new people. This includes things like happy hours, trips to museums or other Philly attractions, or a pick up game of beach volleyball on campus."
Kelly Church
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2016
  • Degree: Public Health
"Drexels Community Health and Prevention program allows its students the opportunity to gain experience in research and provides a solid understanding of the fundamentals of public health by immersing students in the core disciplines of public health with an emphasis on practice, policy and community engagement. The school has deep relationships with both the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health as well as The Regional CMS/SAMHSA offices that are based in Philly which students can apply to intern. The program goals of helping students learn through real life work experiences is invaluable. Drexels program has a commitment to producing public health experts equipped to take on the challenges specific to communities. On a systems level, Drexel is involved with hospital systems and lots of FQHCs and organizations such as Delaware Valley Community Health, YMCA, and Project HOME - all of which specifically focus on urban health issues. The Dean of the school has done some seminal research into the effects of place/environment on health. Drexel allows students to learn about health policy and build on their commitment to public health at a high level. The focus on social determinants of health and learning to create, implement, and evaluate interventions to target health disparities is a program that aims to improve the quality of life for its residents in the community. Drexels stands out to me as a school that speaks of the need to produce alumni that are well rounded and culturally competent."
Allie
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I loved my college. It was very easy and the teachers were also very great. They did their job very well and made the whole experience as easy as possible."
Pandya
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2016
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"The Bachelor's Biomedical Engineering program at Drexel University was well developed. It incorporated rigorous academic coursework with both individual and team projects. It also allowed for numerous opportunities to get experience in research, through internships/coop, and also in federally funded programs."
V. B.
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2016
  • Degree: Library Science
"Drexel is a really good school, so be prepared to get challenged. Review you syllabi and make a schedule to keep up with the pretty face paced school year. If you don't prepare your self, you may fall behind. Also, register on time in order to get the classes you needs for completion of your degree. If ever you need to drop/add make sure you make the deadline. Some courses for majors are only offered certain times of the year. Meaning if you have a class scheduled for spring of this year, if missed the chance to register, you would wait a full year to be able to register. There are no exceptions."
Ethan Ake
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2016
  • Degree: History
"I was enrolled in Drexel University's 7yr. BA/MD program and I left Drexel University College of Medicine after one year of medical school. Like any large institution, there were some teachers whose teaching I really benefited from and other teachers who probably couldn't pick me out of a lineup. Overall, however, I am pleased with the quality of my education. At first, i didn't realize the value of the education I received. But when I finally graduated in 2011 and was looking for jobs after dropping out of medical school, I realized my background in STEM was incredibly helpful in securing a high school biology teacher position. Now, as a PhD student in Urban Education at Temple University, my history and political science background has been useful in understanding my field - sociology of education. This fall, I will be going back to Drexel for my MS degree in economics and I'm looking forward to going back with a few years of work experience under my belt."
Joe
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2016
  • Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
"The online classes from Drexel Online helped me get my degree while still working a full time job. I would recommend it to anyone trying to work a job and still earn a degree at the same time. Now I have a great job working at a communications company that I wouldn't have been able to get without my Bachelor's."
Madison Adams
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2016
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The DPT program at Drexel University is one of the best structured programs that I came across while I was applying last year. The courses are scheduled so that the information overlaps and builds upon itself between the classes in each quarter. For instance, during the first two quarters, anatomy, kinesiology, and PT exam and intervention all coordinate so that you learn the anatomy, how the anatomy affects movement, and how to test the muscles and joints simultaneously. This really helps with understanding the material. Additionally the clinicals are spaced out through the curriculum and and the time spent in the cadaver lab learning anatomy is 20 weeks, longer than most other programs. Overall, the program has great teachers who go above and beyond to help and be available for students. The curriculum is set up well and is high quality information. The teachers make sure to stay up to date with the most recent evidence and almost all of them still practice in the clinic. Overall I would recommend this program to anyone interest in attending a doctoral physical therapy program."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"The creative arts therapy department is part of the College of Health and Nursing Professionals, which is located in Center City, Philadelphia and so I rarely spent any time on the main campus, so if you are looking for a graduate degree experience where you feel connected to the school, this program may not be for you. However, the program itself is amazing and my experiences with the faculty, staff, and students were wonderful."