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Drexel University Rankings

For nearly a decade, Drexel has been ranked in the category of Best National Universities in “America's Best Colleges” by U.S News & World Report. The University placed 95th overall in the 2015 rankings, the seventh straight time Drexel has been in the top 100.

Drexel also ranked 10th among national universities in the U.S. News list of "Up-and-Comers," those schools most often cited by university administrators nationwide as making "the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities." Drexel has been in the top 10 each of the six years this list has been published.

Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania are the only Philadelphia universities ranked in the top 100 by U.S. News, joined by Carnegie Mellon, Lehigh, Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh across Pennsylvania.

Colleges, Schools, and Academic Programs

  • The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business recently ranked No. 14 in the world for its online MBA (Financial Times) and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for part-time MBA academic quality (Businessweek), No. 15 (graduate) and No. 19 (graduate) for entrepreneurship (Entrepreneur Magazine/Princeton Review), No. 3 in the nation for Executive MBA career progression and No. 19 overall (Financial Times). LeBow was ranked among the best business schools for undergraduate programs (U.S. News).
  • The School of Education ranked No. 26 among graduate programs at national private universities (U.S. News).
  • The iSchool, College of Computing and Informatics, saw its Master of Science in Library and Information Science program ranked No. 10 nationally and its health librarianship specialty ranked No. 1 in the nation. Other high-ranking specialties include information systems (No. 3), digital librarianship (No. 6) and school library media (No. 10) (U.S. News).
  • Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design interior design programs are ranked No. 6 nationally for undergraduate and No. 9 for graduate (DesignIntelligence 2012).
  • Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s fashion design program is ranked No. 18 among the top 50 fashion schools in the world (Fashionista Magazine).
  • Drexel University College of Medicine is ranked 86th overall for research (U.S. News).
  • The School of Public Health ranked in the nation's top 21 of fully-accredited schools of public health (U.S News).
  • College of Nursing and Health Professions physician assistant program ranked among the nation’s top 22 and physical therapy and anesthesia programs ranked among the nation’s top 51 (U.S. News).
  • The Drexel School of Law, founded in 2006, is ranked among the top 126 (U.S. News).
  • Drexel’s College of Engineering ranked in the top 28 private universities in the nation and its online graduate engineering programs were ranked 29th in the U.S. (U.S. News).
  • The joint Computer Science (College of Engineering) and Digital Media (Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design) gaming program ranked No. 6 among the “Top Undergraduate Schools for Video Game Design Study for 2011” and No. 3 among the top graduate schools (Princeton Review).
  • The Materials Science and Engineering Department's estimated rank is No. 15 in the nation (National Research Council).
  • The Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics graduate program's estimated rank is No. 38 in the nation (National Research Council).

Drexel University Online

  • Drexel Online earned exclusive “Honor Roll” distinction in U.S.News & World Report’s inaugural online higher education rankings.
  • The online nursing program ranked second overall in the nation (U.S. News).
  • Online programs ranked among the best online graduate degrees in business, engineering, and library science (U.S. News) .
  • Drexel Online was recognized in the top 5 for student engagement (U.S. News).
  • Drexel was also ranked in the top 20 for online admissions selectivity (U.S. News).

Other University-wide Rankings

  • Drexel is among the top 45 private universities whose graduates out-earn non-degree holders by at least $1 million during their careers. Institutions ranked in 2013 make up the top 1 percent of U.S. colleges as measured by return on investment. (AffordableCollegesOnline.org)
  • The Department of Public Safety ranked No. 3 nationally (Security Magazine)
  • Drexel Co-op ranked in the nation’s top 20 (U.S. News)
  • The University was named one of America’s “Top 25 Most Connected Campuses” (The Princeton Review/Forbes.com)
  • Drexel was ranked among the top 25 universities for producing CEOs of Fortune 100 companies (Newsweek/The Daily Beast).
  • Drexel is among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationally that honor military service members (Military Friendly Schools list)
  • The University was ranked among the top 18 schools for veterans (U.S. News).