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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.
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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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 300 on campus
Greek Life:Important, more than 30 to choose from
Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends