Drexel University

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
Keishana Washington on the court
The Drexel women’s basketball guard has had a fiery season and was at one point the leading scorer in the country.
In The News
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Quote-gradient "It's one thing to generate innovation. It's another to actually bring it to market, bring it to society for economic development, for societal welfare."
—Donna De Carolis, PhD, founding dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

The Big Day Has Arrived!

Drexel is now accepting both transfer and graduate applications for 2023.
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Student in Great Court of Main Building
Offered throughout the year, Monday to Friday and most Saturdays, an information session and tour will highlight our academic offerings, the admission and financial aid process, and provide a chance to see the campus.

A Drexel education prepares students to make an impact and find success in the real world.

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

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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People at the Philly Art Museum.

Drexel is positioned within a cultural hub teeming with museums, galleries, and more; explore our collections and embrace your creativity.

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.