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International Students

Conducting your college search can be stressful — so many details, deadlines, and decisions! To help you, we've gathered some Drexel resources to guide you through the process.

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to most commonly asked questions from international students. For additional assistance and information, please Contact Undergraduate Admissions.

A Note from Our Vice President and Dean of Admissions

Our commitment to diversity, broadly defined, and the thoughtful, scholarly exchange of ideas, viewpoints, and experiences is grounded in the tenets set by our founder, Anthony J. Drexel. We are extremely proud that our students come from 49 states and over 100 countries, from a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds and orientations. This pride comes because we understand and believe that the academic experience we must provide to our students is made better when they learn from each other’s experiences and viewpoints.

Great democracies are built, in fact, they thrive on change. This change often comes on the heels of elections that result in the transition of leadership and perspective. Change encourages the creation of new knowledge, inspires learning, and requires the deliberate exchange of ideas, experiences, persuasions, and perspectives. The United States is one of these great democracies, and we are entering a new period.

As an institution of higher learning, Drexel is looking forward to engaging the community in these new learning opportunities. We are prepared to educate, support, and learn from each other as we work together to solve modern day problems.

Our focus on building and nurturing a diverse community could not be stronger. We are committed to providing safe learning laboratories to encourage and require the respectful exchange of knowledge.

As an international student, your voice is critical to the progression of innovative and constructive dialogue as well as the advancement of these learning objectives.

Drexel will continue to provide the necessary access, resources, support services and educational opportunities that we have offered international students over the past decades regardless of the recent rhetoric in our nation’s election.

Please contact us if you have any questions by emailing or calling 215.895.2400.


Evelyn K. Thimba
Vice President & Dean of Admissions

The Admission Process

Drexel takes into consideration a number of criteria when determining admission, including your high school performance and/or college performance, test scores, letters of recommendation, and essay.


Drexel University awards a limited number of merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students who have excellent academic credentials and the potential for high academic achievement at Drexel. These scholarships are only offered upon admission to Drexel; they are not offered after you begin studying at Drexel. You will be notified at the time of admission if you have been awarded a scholarship.

International freshman applicants are also eligible to apply for the Drexel Global Scholar program. Visit Drexel Central's Undergraduate Scholarships page to learn more about how to apply for the Drexel Global Scholar program.

International applicants who are interested in institutional need-based financial aid are required to submit the CSS Profile by the appropriate deadline. Applicants who do not submit this information by the deadline may not be eligible for institutional need-based financial aid. You can submit the CSS Profile on the College Board website; be sure to list Drexel so that we can receive this information.

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