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

  • Reviewed: 11/23/2015
  • Degree: Special Education
"Drexel is by far the WORST university regarding loans or any type of advisement! Their business office is horrendous. They are never able to provide assistance. They read from a script and just blow you off day after day, month after month regarding loans, registration, finanacial aide etc. The advisement center is also horrible. They don't return emails and when you meet with someone they are clueless. This has by far been my most stressful experience of my life. I DO NOT recommend Drexel as an online school at all. Save yourself the hassle and attend somewhere that is organized and hires competent staff and that doesn't outsource!"
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Music
"I though the experience was average, Not much happening outside of the classroom in terms of workshops, meeting, networking etc. I thought the professors were fine, sometimes they could have taken their job more seriously."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Most of the professors I had in the engineering and mathematics department were incredibly intelligent who cared about teaching. I learned a lot from these professors and feel like they were dedicated not only to research but also to educating students. There were a few professors, who unfortunately I had for multiple courses, who were clearly only interested in their research and not at all in teaching. The school itself has made great strides with bettering the campus and, as far as I know, has grown significantly since I left."
Tyra Smith
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Very great school. Everyone is there to help."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Information Systems
"Drexel was a great place to go for a technology focused degree for a couple reasons. Primarily the co-op system helped me gain job experience and exposure where I learned just as much, if not more than what was conveyed in the classroom. The chance to learn with other incredibly intelligent people pushed me to accomplish more than I had ever aspired too. Finally, the ability to live in the city of Philadelphia helped further culture me and gave me endless life altering experiences that made me who I am today."
Demi Barzana
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2015
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"There are not too many other graduate students in this program with me so we are all close and the professors can work with us more closely without having to deal with a lot of students. I am always being pushed to do better and encouraged to step out of my comfort zone. Before coming to this program, I did not know much about 3D art but I have been learning so much in such little time and truly feel like I will be fully prepared for a future career. The work is challenging and leaves me with little free time. I have to constantly be on top of my work to make sure I am getting the most of my education. Drexel University is the perfect fit for me and cannot wait to complete my education and look for a career."
Nicholas Hubner
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Drexel Law offers an excellent opportunity to start your legal career by learning outside of the classroom early. The student body is truly a community of like-minded learners, and competition is virtually a non-factor. The faculty, although young, are brilliant. The alumni base is minimal, but graduates are very willing to give back to as I have seen firsthand."
Joshua Montague
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Very relevant field of study with a high graduate/jobs ratio. The program as well as the financial aid office could be more organized. Overall however, it was a good choice to study here."
karen diaz
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2015
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"great program. campus safety is questionable in University City, but its a common problem on college campuses."
Daniel Scura
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This program is very competitive in many respects. The program and some resources can use updating. All in all I feel that I will be prepared for the work force."
Tania del Rivero
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"I feel the facilities are new and offer a lot of different machines and tools for students to work with. The faculty is very helpful and supportive."
George Peart
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"If you intend to go to college and come out getting a job, Drexel University is the place to be. It has a strong Co-op program which aims to get students working for employers in the city. However, because of the huge drive for working and employment, few students take the time to enjoy the student life aspect. Many ending up working part-time with their Co-op employer, but this later turns into full time offers."
Lauren Bailey
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Drexel is highly reputed for its' multidiscplinary approach to basic research. Additionally, many companies know that Drexel students are well prepared for careers in industry upon matriculation."
Courteney Tyl
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: The faculty are extremely involved in our success. We also have Standardized Patient Labs to get us used to the clinical process. Cons: We work on the quarter system, so it is very fast paced."
Kevin Freedman
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2014
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"Pros: Faculty Members are very approachable and excited to collaborate. Drexel conducts a wide range of research with many strong areas which allow for great potential in research and networking. Graduate Advising is Excellent and the Office of Graduate Studies does an amazing job keeping students engaged and active both in research and socially. Cons: Drexel should spend more money attracting more world famous faculty members."
Lindsay Derby
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"I feel that the quality of education provided by Drexel is very good. The professors are all actively practicing and knowledgeable. However, there is a huge lack of communication between the school and the students"
Eileen Doyle
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2014
  • Degree: Non-Profit Management
"I've recently started the MS in Arts Administration program at Drexel and have been finding it fun and challenging. A big strength is the network of peers and alumni. Philadelphia is a great city to be learning arts administration because it's a cultural destination on the rise. There are a lot of art museums, galleries, and organizations, and the artist community is very supportive. Safety can be an issue depending on where you are, but on campus security is there for the students. Drexel is a private institution, and it is expensive. My program offers three competitive fellowships, and that's it. I'm outweighing the costs with the good post-graduate employment statistics, and students often find work while in school. All classes are at night to accommodate work schedules. The students' levels of experience vary. For instance, my experience is from artist-run galleries that are very small and often disorganized, and there are students currently working in the field and are more or less obtaining a Masters in order to receive promotions. For someone new to professional arts administration, this program is very informative and challenging."
Shinique Wright
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The College of Nursing and Health Professionals at Drexel University has a lot to offer. At Drexel they provide a lot of quality amenities and service. But it is no secret the the school is VERY expensive and does not generally offer a lot of financial aid. When they do offer aid however, although generous, it is still usually not enough to cover all expenses, let alone tuition."
Andrew Hyatt
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Drexel University Graduate Biological Science Program is a exceptional example of post-undergrad academic and research endeavors being honed in within an environment of incredible faculty individuals who are dedicated to research for the betterment of the scientific community. The pros of this programs are the professors and their dedication to their students every needs while equipping them with the right materials to not only succeed, but to excel in the scientific community. The student population gives all incoming graduate students a familial welcome and takes care of each other to insure the learning environment is a collaborative one. The cons of Drexel's graduate program is the ethnic diversity of the program as well as the financial aid or internal scholarship options for students."
Elizabeth Rogers
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The Creative Arts Therapy program at Drexel University is the best way to receive my Masters of Music Therapy. The focused coursework and clinical internships provide the sufficient knowledge and experience I need to being practicing independently once I graduate."