30th Street Station

30th Street Station

Located just a few blocks from campus, 30th Street Station is Philadelphia’s largest transportation hub and one of the busiest in the nation. Serviced by more than 100 daily SEPTA, Amtrak, and New Jersey Transit trains, along with numerous Megabus and BoltBus lines, the station puts Philadelphia easily within reach of destinations up and down the East Coast and throughout the West. The station also serves as a major connection point for inner-city travel via SEPTA buses and the Market-Frankford Subway Line.

3D printing lab

3D Printing Lab

Drexel has multiple 3D printing labs. From engineering to product design, Drexel professors incorporate the use of 3D printers as a part of the curriculum. The uses of a 3D printer are limitless. Thus far, Drexel’s 3D printers have been used to produce models of cancer cells, bones of the dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani, brand-new inventions created by Drexel students, and more.

Academy of Natural Sciences

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Since its opening in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences has been famous for its exhibits of fearsome dinosaurs, live butterflies, and historic dioramas. Recognized as the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere, the Academy is a leader in research and education, presenting world-class exhibitions and interactive events. It also offers free admission to Drexel students, along with reduced rates for special exhibits, and is considered a favorite among local co-op opportunities.

Bachelors Barge

Bachelors Barge Club

The home of Drexel’s prestigious crew team, Bachelors Barge Club is the oldest continuously operating boathouse in the country. Located at #6 Boathouse Row, it is one of the 15 boathouses affixed with LED lights that create the iconic nighttime view along the east bank of the Schuylkill River.

Baiada Institute

Baiada Institute

Imagine creating your own start-up company while enrolled in college. The Baiada Institute is the cradle of entrepreneurship at Drexel. Students from any academic discipline get their own space, mentoring, and resources in this incubator to start their first or next big thing. Entrepreneurship students automatically receive a space here and up to $15,000 in start-up funding while on entrepreneurial co-op.

Basic Science Laboratory

Basic Science Laboratories

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies degree programs feature challenging and broad-based research and coursework with hands-on instruction. Our Center City campus is home to numerous state-of-the-art research laboratories under the direction of renowned faculty, who serve as mentors to our graduate students and doctoral candidates.

Behavioral Lab

Behavioral Lab

The Behavioral Lab, located on the lower level of Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is a research facility for business-related topics. The Lab allows for test-subject privacy when conducting studies, along with flexibility to easily customize the space and settings according to the researcher’s needs.

Ben Franklin Parkway

Ben Franklin Parkway

The Ben Franklin Parkway stretches from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Parkway is lined with an incredible array of museums and collections containing world-class artifacts and exhibits, including the Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Rodin Museum, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Bloomberg Terminal Room

Bloomberg Terminal Room

Our Trading Lab has 42 computers that have cutting-edge, industry-standard software. Students have access to financial news and research technology they’ll encounter after graduation. This is also home to the Dragon Fund, a student-managed equity portfolio of over $1 million.

Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row, which consists of 15 historic 19th-century Victorian boathouses lined along the Schuylkill River, serves as the heart of rowing for the Philadelphia community. Outlined in lights that dance across the water, this stretch of buildings has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and is listed in the United State’s National Register of Historic Places, ensuring it will be preserved and enjoyed by generations to come.

broad street

Broad Street

Broad Street is regarded as the artistic and cultural center of Philadelphia. Here you’ll find Philly’s premier locations for music and stage performance, including the renowned Kimmel Center, which houses Verizon Hall, the Perelman Center, the Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center. It is also the main route for city’s world-famous New Year’s Day Parade, as well as the un-official celebration point for the city’s professional sports teams.

Buckley Green

Buckley Green

With its fully lit sand volleyball courts, BBQ grills, picnic tables, and open-grass areas, Buckley Green is a popular student meet-up and hangout spot. Just across the street is Buckley Recreational Field, which is outfitted with a Sprinturf synthetic grass surface, allowing for a wide variety of athletic fun.

Midtown Village, Center City Philadelphia

Center City

Encompassing the city’s busiest and most vibrant cultural and historical neighborhoods, Center City is the heart of our forward-thinking city, and home to many eclectic restaurants and eateries, museums and art galleries, and a variety of theaters and playhouses.

Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP)

Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP)

Our courses aim to give a comprehensive experience, preparing students for the kind of work they may encounter after their time at Drexel. Many degrees require experience in a clinical setting. That’s where the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) comes in. At CICSP, students can experience real-world scenarios through simulation labs, which utilize computerized mannequins to assist students. It’s the closest thing to being in the field, and students can experience it all before graduation.

Chestnut Square

Chestnut Square

Chestnut Square is a living space complete with multiple food options. You’ll find Shake Shack for burgers, hot dogs, and fries; Boba King for bubble tea; Fuel for healthy and quick service meals; and Board and Brew for fresh food and games!

Two women look at a tablet as they walk past an illuminated Comcast sign in a corporate office.

Comcast Corporation

A Drexel co-op program starts with Steinbright’s ties to local employer partners. At these organizations, like the Comcast Corporation, you can take advantage of their proximity to the city and strong partnership with Drexel. While on co-op at Comcast, you will learn from the best business minds and take advantage of experiences such as acquisition marketing, computer engineering, advertising, website development, and customer interaction.

Counseling Classrooms

Counseling Classrooms

The College of Nursing and Health Professions trains students to care for both the physical and mental health of their patients, and its programs, including those in Creative Arts Therapy, Behavioral Health Counseling, and Couple and Family Therapy, utilize special rooms like these to practice the skills they need to care for our world. These facilities help our students develop an excellent foundation on which to build their future careers.

Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park, which sits at the foot of City Hall, serves as a public meeting plaza, event space, and transportation hub. Known for its unique water fountain, which shoots dancing streams of water into the air, the park also hosts the city’s most picturesque ice-skating rink in the winter months.

The park also features a grand, glass-enclosed entrance to the intersecting Broad Street and Market-Frankford transit lines that lie below, making it an energetic and bustling location at all times of the day.

Dragon Statue

Dragon Statue

Mario the Magnificent is Drexel’s official mascot. The Mario statue is a point of pride for the Drexel community and an iconic spot for a photo opportunity. It’s located at the corner of 33rd Street and Market Street.

Drexel Park

Drexel Park

Drexel Park is a 2.5-acre open green space that serves as a recreational park for the Drexel and Powelton Village communities. A prime spot for large outdoor activities, it’s also a great place to relax, unwind, and meet up with friends.

Drexel Residence Halls

Residential Life on Campus

Drexel has a vibrant and active residential community, composed of 9 residence halls and 36 greek life organizations — all within a few-block radius. Race Street Walk serves as a popular meeting spot for our residential students, providing the opportunity to gather for social activities, such as community cookouts and the annual Homecoming Bonfire, and community events, including our fall and spring Involvement Fairs. You can also check out the nearby Library Learning Terrace, which is a great study spot with a projector, whiteboards, and a private hub station for tutoring or coaching sessions.

Drexel Tennis Courts

Drexel Tennis

Drexel’s two outdoor tennis courts are open-use for students and feature full lighting, allowing play throughout the evening. In between sets, you can check out one of the grandest views of Philly’s iconic skyline our campus has to offer.

volleyball courts

Drexel Volleyball Courts

Volleyball courts in the middle of the city? You heard us right. Beach volleyball awaits within close distance to the residence halls and classrooms so you can have a quick game with friends between classes.

ExCITe Center

ExCITe Center

The Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center believes that everyone has the potential to be creative and be an innovator. The Center unites design, technology, and entrepreneurship in many forms, but especially in the App Lab. Students learn the power of smartphone applications with the ability to create, design, and test them in a multidisciplinary environment.

Gait Lab

Gait Lab

The Gait Lab, which is part of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, houses technology used for medicinal purposes. For instance, the motion-camera system allows study of athletes for tracking and treating overuse running injuries.

Stiles Hall

Graduate Student Housing

Students who attend the majority of their labs and classes on our Center City campus may want to live close by. Drexel offers graduate student housing at Stiles Hall, located one block north of the academic buildings in Center City. In Stiles, you can pick a one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment where you will have your own bedroom but will share a bathroom, kitchen, and living room with one or two other people (in the two- and three-bedroom options). To apply for graduate housing, please visit the graduate student housing section of the website. You may also contact gradhousing@drexel.edu with any questions.

Greek Row

Greek Row

Greek Row is an entire street of most of the sorority and fraternity houses on campus. Greek Row is also home to many popular brother and sister campus events throughout the year.

Handschumacher Dining Center

Handschumacher Dining Center

The Handschumacher Dining Center, also known as the “Hans,” is home to various kinds of cuisine including a Philly favorite, the make-your-own cheesesteak bar. Asian, American, and Italian dishes are also served up, as well as fresh fruit and salads. Low-calorie and gluten-free options are also on the menu.

Health Administration Training

Health Administration Training

The Health Administration Department offers programs for students seeking employment in administrative or managerial positions in the ever-expanding health care sector. Graduates from these programs go on to work in hospitals, clinics, managed-care companies, health-insurance companies, law, and health-marketing firms. With space to meet, present, and discuss the administrative challenges facing the healthcare industry, they’re well-prepared for whatever challenges they may face.

Library interior

Libraries

Since Drexel’s founding in 1891, we’ve had a library; in our first year, the library had nearly 8,000 volumes. Over the decades, a lot has changed. In addition to a different location, our collection of resources has grown immensely. Today Drexel has multiple libraries — four physical locations and a dynamic online presence. Students have access to over two million items and the assistance of 61 full-time employees.

Three women seated at a table overlooking a modern performance space look at a laptop.

LiveNation

Maybe your interest lays in the music industry or event production. LiveNation may just be the perfect co-op opportunity for you. From editing videos and designing stage lights to acting as a brand ambassador and marketing manager, there are so many ways to get into the music industry other than being a musician. Try out what matches your interest during a co-op at LiveNation.

Main Building front view

Main Building

Founded in 1891, Drexel University was built on the cornerstone that a university needs to meet the needs of a rapidly growing society, preparing students for careers in every industry. Today Drexel is a world-renowned research university with three campuses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and over 23,000 students. The Main Building was the original location of Drexel University and still serves as a place for classes and administrative offices.

The Mandell Theater

Mandell Theater

With over 300 student clubs and organizations, Drexel Dragons are always having fun. If you can't find a club that's right for you, we always encourage students to create their own — because you'll definitely find other students who love your favorite activity just as much as you do. The Mandell Theater is the primary performance venue for our performing arts programs as well as Drexel events and special events from outside organizations.

Mario the dragon statue

The Famous Mario the Magnificent

No Drexel tour would be complete without a stop at the iconic Mario statue! For over 90 years, the Drexel Dragon has served as our beloved mascot, symbolizing the strength, determination, and pride exhibited by our students. The Dragon Statue, officially known as Mario the Magnificent, makes for a fantastic photo opportunity and is a great location for student organization and campus-hosted events. Looking north just across the street from Mario, you’ll see Nesbitt Hall; looking east, you’ll find the W.W. Hagerty Library — both great places to study!

Millennium Hall

Millennium Hall

Millennium Hall is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. This is Drexel’s tallest building; its 17th floor has beautiful views of Philadelphia’s skyline. All rooms are double-occupancy, but the unique design of the rooms allows for private bathrooms. When you’re not studying, the first floor of the hall has a television and gaming equipment.

New College Building

New College Building

Located in New College Building, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers over 40 doctoral, medical, master’s and professional development programs. Each program’s curriculum emphasizes real-world experience and helps guide students to make career choices that best fit their abilities and evolving needs.

North hall

North Hall

North Hall has four- and six-person suites. Each wing has a full kitchen, while each suite has a kitchenette. Students can take advantage of another sweeping view of Philadelphia in the sixth-floor study lounge/classroom. There are study areas on the first floor with dry erase boards and a game room with table games for all residents.

Northside Dining Terrace

Northside Dining Terrace

In the heart of Drexel’s residential area is the Northside Dining Terrace. There you’ll find Chick-fil-A, Subway, a sushi station, and full-service convenience store.

Nutrition Labs

Nutrition Labs

Drexel’s Center for Nutrition & Performance provides students a hands-on learning experience through classroom experience and the development and implementation of nutrition education programs for members of the Drexel community. Students are able to see how diet and exercise affect the human body through tests they perform right here at our Center City Campus.

Old City Philadelphia

Old City

Old City is a unique pairing of The Old and The New, presenting a combination of art galleries, boutiques, theatres, restaurants, and historical attractions. The majority of Philadelphia’s colonial landmarks can be found here, including Independence Park, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell, and the Betsy Ross House.

Paine's Park

Paine's Park

Opened in 2013, Paine’s Park is a skateboarder’s dream, built in direct partnership between local business leaders and stalwarts of the Philly skating community. Designed to replicate the distinctive features of the city’s non-skating public parks and squares, the park provides over 30,000 square feet of skate-friendly benches, rails, and pipes. It also hosts a variety of outdoor events, including live music performances, film screenings, and skill demonstrations.

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Teaching Lab

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Teaching Lab

When you walk through our hallways, each classroom looks a little bit different. For those taking science courses, the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building is home. From lecture halls to teaching labs, students work on their own research and alongside professors.

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Teaching Lab

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Teaching Lab

When you walk through our hallways, each classroom looks a little bit different. For those taking science courses, the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building is home. From lecture halls to teaching labs, students work on their own research and alongside professors.

Physicians Assistant Classroom

Physician Assistant Classrooms

The College of Nursing and Health Professions provides students with opportunities that go well beyond even an undergraduate degree. Our Physician Assistant program, where students have a chance to go in depth with medicine, practice patient interaction, and prepare themselves for an exciting career, is one great example of the prestigious graduate-level programs we offer.

Product Design Program

Product Design Program

Our product design students constantly create and improve new and existing products in the URBN Center. Glasses that make you happier and a respiratory inhaler seamlessly synced to a smartphone app are just a few of the latest student innovations.

Race Street Residences

Race Street Residences

Race Street Hall is just one of our residence halls. Race Street Hall offers 4-person suites, 9 on each floor. Each suite has two showers and a private bathroom and a kitchen area with fridge, sink, and cabinets. The suite’s lounge is a great place to get some homework done and hang out with friends. If you’re looking for a residence hall that allows you to have more than one roommate, this is a great option for you.

Race Street Walk

Race Street Walk

Race Street Walk is located in the center of some of our residence halls, including Race Street Residences, Myers Hall, and Kelly Hall. In the heart of this student residential district is the Library Learning Terrace. When you want to get away from your room and have the ability to study alone or in groups, the Terrace is a great option for you. The Terrace has a projector and private hub station for tutoring or coaching, whiteboards, and adjustable seating areas.

Students using exercise equiptment

Recreation Center

Drexel students have a lot to choose from when it comes to being active. We have 18 Division I teams, from basketball to crew to field hockey. Students can also take part in club and intramural sports, a great way to meet other Drexel Dragons and have some fun. At the Recreation Center, students can take a swim, play some squash, scale an indoor rock-climbing wall, and more.

Drexel Residence Halls

Residential Life on Campus

Drexel has a vibrant and active residential community, composed of 9 residence halls and 36 greek life organizations — all within a few-block radius. Race Street Walk serves as a popular meeting spot for our residential students, providing the opportunity to gather for social activities, such as community cookouts and the annual Homecoming Bonfire, and community events, including our fall and spring Involvement Fairs. You can also check out the nearby Library Learning Terrace, which is a great study spot with a projector, whiteboards, and a private hub station for tutoring or coaching sessions.

Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square

Thought of as the city’s most prestigious and desired real estate, the Rittenhouse Square area centers around a gorgeous open-space park at 18th and Walnut streets. Its park benches, flowing fountain, greenery, and classic architecture make the park one of downtown’s most popular meet-up and people-watching destinations. Rittenhouse is also seen as the heart of the city’s business district, with over 300,000 people employed in the area.

Ross Commons

Ross Commons

Ross Commons mixes classic style with modern convenience. It features the family-owned restaurant Sabrina’s Café, which offers fresh food choices.

Saxby's Cafe interior

Saxby's

Saxby’s is a local favorite, known for its quiet atmosphere for coffee-sipping and enjoying pastries. Just a short distance away from the Recreation Center, finish your exercise routine with some caffeine. Drexel students even have the option to do co-op at Saxby’s.

Steinbright Career Development Center

Steinbright Career Development Center

During your time at Drexel, you’ll see that our educational model of experiential education focuses on your post-graduation success. And the Steinbright Career Development Center, our world-class resource for career and cooperative education services, will be here to help you every step of the way with preparatory workshops, information sessions, access to career fairs, and dedicated career service professionals who are available for one-on-one guidance. Steinbright also connects our students to a constantly growing network of employers and industry leaders across the globe through our co-op program.

Academic Bistro

The Academic Bistro

The Academic Bistro is a hot spot of creativity. It’s where student chefs learn from faculty and top chefs in the industry to come up with original recipes. You can also stop by for a hand-crafted lunch during the fall, winter, and spring.

Three Parkway

Three Parkway

Three Parkway is a key part of Drexel’s Center City Campus. Home to a variety of the College of Nursing and Health Profession’s programs, including physical therapy, nutrition, and others, it provides our students with state-of-the-art facilities where they can learn and hone their craft.

Urban Eatery

Urban Eatery

The Urban Eatery features six unique food concepts including the pizza/pasta, salad bar, smoothie, and coffee bar stations — all in one convenient on-campus location.

The URBN Center

The URBN Center

Drexel University has a diverse number of programs — over 80 undergraduate majors and as many minors, 100 graduate programs, and over 40 doctoral programs. Our degrees prepare students for their future careers, providing hands-on learning opportunities as well as a history of the industries and their impact on the world. The URBN Center is just one of our academic buildings. This 140,000-square-foot facility houses a state-of-the-art motion capture studio, music recording studios, a video game design lab, and more.

Vidas Athletic Field

Vidas Athletic Complex

Located on the northeast end of campus, the Vidas Athletic Complex is the home of Drexel’s outdoor varsity athletics. It features a Sprinturf-surfaced soccer and lacrosse field, an Astroturf-surfaced field hockey venue, a natural grass multipurpose field, nine tennis courts, and a softball field.

WKDU: Drexel's Radio Station

WKDU: Drexel’s Radio Station

WKDU is Drexel’s student-owned and -run radio station. It’s the only free-format non-commercial FM station in Philadelphia and can be found by tuning your radio to 91.7FM.