Facts and Figures
Drexel University is a private, nonsectarian coeducational university, founded in 1891 by financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel.
Drexel's 74-acre University City Campus is located in the University City district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about a 10-minute walk from Center City, Philadelphia's downtown neighborhood.
Drexel also has four auxiliary campuses:
- Students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Public Health attend class at our Center City Campus, located in the heart of the city.
- The Drexel University College of Medicine is located at our Queen Lane Campus in East Falls, a largely residential section of Philadelphia that's only 15 minutes from the attractions of Center City.
- Drexel University in South Jersey, also known as Drexel at BCC, is located at Burlington County College in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. This satellite campus primarily serves residents of southern New Jersey who are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree from Drexel close to home.
- Drexel Sacramento, California, offers the opportunity to complete graduate coursework with a combination of classroom and online courses through our new site in downtown Sacramento. This location also offers a bachelor's degree completion program in Business Administration.
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Drexel also offers a variety of accredited online degree programs through Drexel University Online.
12,750 full-time undergraduates
9,162 graduate and professional students
Students come from all 50 U.S. states and 100 foreign countries. Nearly 13
percent are international students.
Approximately 95 percent of Drexel's full-time faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field. As a matter of policy, faculty members engaged in research and graduate teaching are also required to teach at the undergraduate level. Thus, the undergraduate student benefits from the research activities of the faculty. Specially selected faculty members serve as advisors for freshmen. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.
Academic Calendar: Quarter System
Note: A few programs in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Public Health, and College of Medicine operate on the semester system.
Undergraduate Programs: Over 70 bachelor's programs and one associate's program
Graduate Programs: Over 75 master's programs, over 30 doctoral programs, a doctor of medicine, a juris doctor, and over 45 graduate-level certificate programs.
Colleges and Schools:
- Arts and Sciences
- Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems
- Information Science and Technology
- Media Arts & Design
- Medicine (MD, Biomedical Graduate Studies, and Professional Studies Programs)
- Nursing and Health Professions
- Pennoni Honors College
- Public Health
- Technology and Professional Studies
Degrees Granted: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, Certificate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate
Drexel University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, Drexel programs are accredited by their respective top professional accreditation bodies, including the AACSB (Business), ABET (Engineering), CIDA (Interior Architecture and Design), ALA (Library Science), CEPH (Public Health), and NLNAC (Nursing).
NCAA Division I, Colonial Athletic Association
Students can choose from more than 300 cultural, media, social, service, and professional organizations.
Career Development Opportunities
For master's candidates in Engineering, Business, Biomedical Sciences, and Information Science and Technology, and some Arts and Sciences programs, Drexel offers a unique graduate-level co-op experience. Based on the University's renowned co-operative education program for undergraduates, participants secure a paid three- to six-month position at one of the largest companies in the Philadelphia area and throughout the country.
For students in the health sciences programs, classroom work is augmented with extensive hands-on experiences in a wide range of clinical settings.
Drexel University has three libraries: W.W. Hagerty Library, located on the University City Campus; Hahnemann Library, located on the Center City Campus; and the Queen Lane Library, located on the Queen Lane Campus. The collections emphasize subjects relevant to the University's disciplines, with print resources distributed to meet the needs of the programs and departments at each location. In addition, the Drexel University libraries' Web-based information system includes a wide range of electronic databases, electronic journals and books, and other resources.
Accepted applicants (non-international) are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Institutional Aid Form by May 1 each year.