Drexel Students

Benefits for UArts Students Attending Drexel

  • A dedicated admissions counselor who will work one-on-one with you to ensure a smooth transition to Drexel
  • Specified Financial Assistance:
    • First-Year Admitted Students: Drexel will work to match as closely as possible the financial aid package originally offered by UArts.
    • Current UArts Students: The University will offer a 50% tuition discount to all current undergraduate UArts students who enroll at Drexel.
  • Special visit opportunities to explore campus and learn about life as a Dragon
  • All application fees from University of the Arts to the Drexel Pathway program are waived
  • An accelerated transfer credit evaluation
  • Preferential University housing assignments and honoring of prior roommate selections
  • Specialized rates for University Affiliated Housing for transfer students

First-Year Students Admitted to UArts

Drexel invites first-year students who were admitted to UArts for fall 2024 to consider applying to Drexel University. Support staff is ready to help students remain on schedule to begin their college experience in September. Additionally, we are exploring opportunities to provide financial aid packages that align as closely as possible with those offered by UArts, in order to minimize the financial impacts resulting from this transition.

Current UArts Students

We are a Teach-Out Partner with UArts, allowing for current undergraduate and graduate students to enroll at Drexel and finish their current UArts degree programs as Dragons. Drexel will do all it can to ensure that credit evaluations are streamlined and conducted swiftly and that plans of study are established to follow students' prior path at UArts closely. Individual Teach-Out plans will be developed for students. UArts students may also elect to transfer to non-teach-out programs and have their credit evaluated for application to any Drexel program.

Here at the Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, we teach through collaboration, experimentation, and a focus on the real skills needed by our creative industries. During your studies, you'll work across disciplines, rethinking what media, design, and the arts look like in our rapidly changing world. Westphal is the starting point for your ideas – a collaborative, experimental, and just laboratory for creative careers for the 21st century.

Take a virtual tour through Drexel Westphal's state-of-the-art facilities and art gallery. The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts Design is dedicated to the education of students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. To learn more about our college and creative community visit: https://drexel.edu/westphal/

We invite you to reach out to our Admissions Team by filling out this quick form. You can also contact us at enroll@drexel.edu or schedule an individual counseling session.

We will be happy to walk you through the process and ensure that you and your family fully understand all of the opportunities here at Drexel.

We are currently planning specialized event opportunities targeted for UArts students and will reach out with invitations once all of the details have been finalized. In the meantime, if you are interested in getting a closer look at our campus and learning more about what makes our University such an amazing place, we invite you to visit our Visits, Events, and Virtual Tours page. Graduate students are also welcome to sign up for Chat with Graduate Admissions to learn more about what Drexel can offer.

When you are ready to become a Drexel Dragon, know that the application fees have been waived for all UArts students and we will work closely with you to make the process of applying as easy as possible. If you would like to apply now, please select the appropriate link below:


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