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
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The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has approved the merger of Salus University with Drexel. With institutional accreditor, Pennsylvania Department of Education and judicial approvals granted, Drexel can officially welcome Salus students, faculty and professional staff.
In The News
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Quote-gradient “Our goal is to expand access to the Drexel education. Our experiential education model has proven to be one of the best ways for students to prepare to be leaders in their careers, so it's incumbent on us provide opportunities for more students to earn a Drexel degree."
—Dawn Medley, EdD, senior vice president for Enrollment Management

Submit Your Application Today!

Drexel is currently accepting Transfer and Graduate applications.
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Join us for one of our upcoming Open Houses on August 17 and 18 to get an up-close look at campus and learn more about everything that Drexel has to offer.

Drexel's URBAN building lobby.
University of the Arts students that were enrolled or that were admitted can continue their education at Drexel University. Contact us to learn more today.
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Learn about the I-20 or DS-2019 visa application process.

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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Top 50
U.S. News and World Report
National University Rankings (Private Institutions), 2023
Top 60
Wall Street Journal/College Pulse Rankings
2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.
Top 3%
Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce

Lifetime Earnings, 2020

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.

Experience What Education Can Be

Now more than ever, it's important that a university encourages you to both gain knowledge and find new ways to turn that knowledge into action. By infusing world-class academics with the power of real experience, Drexel is redefining what a university community can achieve.
Experience Drexel: Solutions at the Nanoscale

Discovered at Drexel’s College of Engineering, MXenes are a new family of nanomaterials that are likely to become the next building block of technology. Studied around the world by researchers in over 100 countries, MXenes are poised to make an immeasurable scientific and technological impact.
Experience What Education Can Be. Drexel.

Now more than ever, an education must not only be good, but good for something. The world demands more from higher education, and as a global leader of experiential education and a comprehensive R1 research university, Drexel offers endless possibilities and produces visionary leaders ready to change everything. Here, you can truly experience what education can be.
Experience Drexel: Preparing for Disaster

Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions Disaster Simulation program presents students with an emergency situation experience 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.