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Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gerri C. Lebow Hall, home of the LeBow College of Business credit: Jmh485
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
13,303 Undergraduates
75% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19104
(215) 895-2000
www.drexel.edu

Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a private research university and one of the top 100 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel established Drexel in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry. Drexel is known for being the first university in the United States to require that all undergraduate students have access to a microcomputer for their classes. It partnered with Apple to offered students Macintosh computers at discount prices. The school’s motto is “Science, Industry, Art.” Notable alumni include basketball player Malik Rose, engineer Paul Baran, one of the inventors of the barcode Norman Joseph Woodland, film director Susan Seidelman, game show host Chuck Barris and librarian Elizabeth Gray Vining. Drexel’s colors are blue and gold and its mascot is Mario the Magnificent. The teams are called the Drexel Dragons, and its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I - Colonial Athletic Association. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s soccer, rowing, lacrosse and tennis, and women’s lacrosse, soccer, basketball, rowing and tennis. There is a Drexel tradition to take a picture of the dragon statue on campus when students are freshmen, and then to take it again when they are graduating from the college.

Location

Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
56%

Men

44%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

88%

Live On Campus

767

New Transfer Students

Admissions
75%

Acceptance Rate

11%

Enrollment Yield

1080-1300

SAT Range

28,532

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$39,021

Typical Cost

$52,002

Average Tuition

98%

Recieve Financial Aid

95%

Have Loans

$19,134

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

7

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

213

Doctorates Awareded

Mechanical Engineering

Top Major

5

Faculty Awards

7

National Academy Members

74

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 on campus

Greek Life:

Important, more than 30 to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Basketball Division:

1

Social
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