Drexel University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: Pennsylvania


Located in West Philadelphia right next door to the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University is well-regarded for its pre-professional programs in fields such as business, engineering and nursing. Drexel values experiential learning, and students can take advantage of a wide range of programs for international study, internships, and co-operative education. The university helps place students in its network of 1,200 companies in 28 states and 25 international locations. On the athletic front, the Drexel Dragons compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 21537
Total Grad Students: 7557
Undergraduate Students: 13980
Faculty: 1229

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Percent Male: 54%
Percent Female: 46%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 23%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19104

Website: http://www.drexel.edu

Main Email: enroll@drexel.edu

Main Phone: 215-895-2400

Additional Campuses:
Drexel at Burlington County College
Technology and Engineering Center, Room 104 3331 Route 38
Mt. Laurel, N.J. 08054

Admissions Contact:
Transfer Admissions
Office of Enrollment Management

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.5 Cumulative GPA
2.75 Cumulative GPA: Engineering, Biomedical Engineering & iSchool Majors
2.8 Cumulative GPA: Pathway to Health Professional/Health Sciences Majors
3.0 Cumulative GPA: Nursing Majors
3.2 Cumulative GPA: Physics Majors

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses with a grade of C or better are eligible for transfer.

Credits (Min/Max):
The number of credits eligible for transfer will be determined by the department once accepted. Drexel can transfer a maximum of 60 semester credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
Required if you have completed under 24 credits. If you have completed 24 or more credits then we do not need to see these scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
None Required.

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
$75.00 (Waived if you apply online)

Other Requirements:
Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to successfully complete coursework by having minimal withdrawals and repeated courses.
TOEL iBT required of Nursing applicants born outside of the United States.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 29
English 23 29
Math 24 29
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 530 630
Math 570 680
Writing 520 630

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 5000

Transfers Accepted: 2200

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 70%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 58%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 12%

Admissions Data From: 2009


Books: 2000

Other Expenses: 3900

Room and Board: 13635

Tuition and Fees: 34505

Total Cost: 54040

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer scholarships are available and range from $8,000 to $16,000. Eligibility starts at a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Prospective students are encouraged to call 1-800-2-DREXEL to learn more.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 15746

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 71%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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