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One of the best ways to get to know Drexel is to jump right in and take a look around — whether that's in person or virtually — we've got you covered with a variety of options.

Why Attend College?

A college education is an investment in you and your future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, college-educated individuals earn more and find greater economic success in their futures. In fact, Higher Ed Dive found that the estimated median lifetime earnings for an individual with a bachelor’s degree is $400,000 more than those with no college. It’s important to note that every University has their own outcomes, learn more about the value of a Drexel education today.

Is Drexel the Right School for You?

At Drexel, students build a strong foundation of knowledge under the guidance of our expert faculty while our dynamic cooperative education program, known as Drexel Co-op, provides them with opportunities to gain up to 18 months of real-world work experience with respected organizations from around the globe. This unique combination of advanced academics and real-world experience truly sets our students apart. Yet, the college experience isn’t all about academics and a future career, here at Drexel, our first-year Dragons are constantly getting involved in student life activities, making new friends from around the world, and enjoying everything the great city of Philadelphia has to offer.

Take a look at our first-year application instructions to acquaint yourself with the steps to apply. You’re also encouraged to explore our financial aid opportunities for undergraduate students. Don’t forget: Drexel offers three different admission plans: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision.

If you think Drexel is right for you, then apply today!

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Have you recently been admitted to Drexel? Check out our Admitted Student page to start celebrating and to learn about important next steps!

Investing in a Drexel University Education
At Drexel, we want to make sure the cost of a Drexel education is clear, and that every family fully understands and takes advantage of all the financial resources available.

At A Glance: The 2020-2021 First-Year Class

Visit our First-Year Student Population Profile to read more about Drexel's most recent incoming first-year students

Average GPA (out of a 4.0 GPA)
of Drexel’s first-year students were in the top 10% of their class
U.S. states represented in first-year class
Quote-gradient That feeling of being in a city surrounded by buildings taller than I'd ever seen before, is one of the reasons I really wanted to go to a city school like Drexel University. Boy, am I glad I did too; living on campus was everything I dreamed of and more.
Zachary Raber, Class of 2020
People at the Philly Art Museum.
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Still Have Questions?

Our admissions representatives can provide you with everything you need to know about your admission to Drexel. You can also contact the Office of Admissions via email at or phone at 215.895.2400. Finally, you can find quick answers to commonly asked questions and helpful links to additional information with our frequently asked questions.