About Drexel A Widely Recognized and Respected Research University and Law School Established in 1891, Drexel is a comprehensive research university. It is among an elite group of U.S. universities that maintain accredited programs in the most critical areas for business and society: law, business, medicine, engineering, and public health. Drexel is located in the University City area, home to 45,000 students from around the world. Drexel is one block from two other academic landmarks: the University of Pennsylvania and the University City Science Center, the largest urb an research park incubator in the U.S. Drexel School of Law has a distinguished faculty with exceptional credentials and experience working at many of America’s most successful law firms. Drexel School of Law has special strength in business transactions, health law, legal research and writing, and international law. Drexel University’s English Language Center is known for providing excellent language training for international students.