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Welcome, New Dragons!

Welcome Week — It All Starts Here in Philadelphia

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education.

"i know the world is going to change, and therefore, the university must change with it."
— Anthony J. Drexel, Founder
Left to right: Jocelyn Sessa, PhD; Daouda Njie (Fulbright 2023); Julian Marmo (Goldwater 2023); Sky Harper (Truman 2023); and Marisol Rodriguez Mergenthal at the BIPoC-STEM Majors Night at the Academy of Natural Sciences at an event in May, which was hosted by LSAMP and the Academy.
Last term, three Drexel students received major national and international scholarships — and all of them are involved in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program for underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines.
In The News
URBN Apprenticeship
Quote-gradient “By design, the goal for the program was to reach out to communities of students who would not have otherwise considered college. It’s a game changer in terms of removing barriers to access."
—Denise Marie Snow, program director, diversity programs and partnerships, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

The Big Day Has Arrived!

Drexel is now accepting undergraduate applications for fall 2024.
Drexel Campus Perelman Plaza

Join us for our upcoming undergraduate and graduate open houses.

Students on Drexel University's campus

Transfer students who have earned an associate degree from a Pennsylvania or New Jersey community college will be eligible for a scholarship worth 50% of their tuition cost.

Drexel University Korman Quad
Drexel is committed to supporting students currently enrolled at Cabrini University as they consider the next step in their educational careers.
of undergraduate Drexel graduates are working or enrolled in graduate or professional education
of undergraduate Drexel graduates working full-time are satisfied with their position

Drexel’s unique model of learning is one that yields extraordinary results for our students and prepares them to immediately succeed in their careers.

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Where Academics Meet the Real World 

Drexel’s dynamic model promotes student success by combining cutting-edge, adaptive curricula with engaging and immersive learning experiences — including our renowned cooperative education program and community-based learning opportunities — putting students on the front lines of innovation alongside the visionaries shaping the future of their fields and inspiring a renewed sense of civic responsibility.
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Preparing for a Changing World: The Future of Work
Drexel Co-op allows students to gain up to 18 months of résumé-enhancing experience by exploring up to three different co-ops and test-driving career options all by the time they graduate. And when they return to the classroom, they are able to make an impact on instruction as they share their new industry insights with all those around them.

of co-op participants working full-time had received a job offer from a former co-op employer
Quote-gradient Once I went on co-op, I was able to connect concepts that we learned in class with real-life examples.
— Mariah Menanno, Public Health

A Place Where Dragons Soar

Recognizing the strength of an equity-driven culture united under the guiding principles of diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect, Drexel Dragons develop lifelong friendships and build strong bonds with their surrounding community as they explore everything the University, and the great city of Philadelphia, has to offer.
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Philadelphia Skyline

Learn more about why Drexel Dragons love to call this city home.

Drexel University's Activities Fair
With over 300 student clubs and organizations, you're bound to find something that matches your interests.

Each year, over 7,000 students, faculty, and staff compete on Division I, club, and intramural levels.


Discovering — and Designing — the Future

As one of the nation’s leading R1 research institutions, Drexel is focused on not only developing groundbreaking concepts and ideas, but also on discovering new ways to apply interdisciplinary thinking and collaborate with global partners to deliver impactful solutions that address the problems of tomorrow.
Research & Innovation
Drexel is a comprehensive global R1-level research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. Learn more about research opportunities at Drexel University today!
Global Impact

Drexel serves as a global leader working to address the issues of our times, such as the study and development of advanced climate and sustainability measures.

Because Ambition Can’t Wait 

Drexel Dragons are united by a desire to push beyond all expectations and challenge the limits of what we can achieve. By positioning students alongside expert faculty and professionals tackling today’s most complex issues, Drexel’s unique model allows students to follow their ambition and turn aspirations into reality. 

Thomas R. Kline School of Law Professor Wendy Greene has co-crafted C.R.O.W.N. Acts and other legal reforms to fight grooming discrimination. Wendy has devoted her professional life’s work to advancing, racial, color, and gender equality in workplaces and beyond. Her “Free The Hair” campaign has attracted global awareness of this important conversation — and is helping to forge a new path for generations to come. Because advocacy can’t wait.

Drexel Alumn Achille Vallorani illustrates how his experiential education prepared him for success, spanning from his original co-op to his service in World War II, his career, and much more. He is a forever dragon.

Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions Disaster Simulation program presents students with an emergency situation and requires them to respond in real-time. Our Dragons are practicing how they will meet the next challenge in this ever-changing world before it even happens. Because heroes can’t wait.