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Freshman Students

If you are looking for a place with opportunities that will help you achieve your goals, Drexel is the place where you can tailor your college experience to do just that. Each student has an individualized academic experience, which means your time at Drexel will be unlike any other student's. Drexel challenges students to apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to practical situations in the real world. Explore all of our Academic Options, including more than 80 full-time undergraduate programs, exceptional research opportunities, a cooperative education program offering up to 18 months of professional work experience, and over 150 study abroad options. Learn more and see if Drexel is right for you.

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for answers about applying to Drexel. For additional assistance and information, please Contact Undergraduate Admissions.

Admission Process

Drexel offers three different forms of admission: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision. Additionally, we consider a number of criteria when determining admission, including your high school performance, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, and essay. Learn more about the application process below.


Freshman students at Drexel are eligible for a variety of financial aid options, including Drexel need-based grant funding, merit-based scholarships, and loans. Drexel wants to partner with you to ensure you are considered for the most aid possible; to do so, applicants must submit the following forms:

For additional information about these applications and financing your Drexel education, please see our Financing page.

Cooperative Education

Drexel's cooperative education program (co-op) provides unparalleled professional employment experiences for students, giving them the opportunities to test-drive potential careers before they enter the workforce. Drexel's co-op program, one of the oldest and most expansive university cooperative education programs in the world, can set you apart from other graduates.

Learn more about Drexel's Co-op program, which allows you to work in the real world before you graduate.

Campus Life

We invite you to explore Drexel's Campus Life and Get a Dragon's Perspective to hear from our students about their experiences.

And consider scheduling a visit to Drexel University. It's a great way to see if Drexel is the right place for you. Register for an on-campus event today.

Drexel University: You Can Do This Right Now

No matter what your goals are or what they become, you can achieve them with a degree from Drexel University.