Drexel’s College of Engineering (CoE) is located on the 3100 block of
Market Street, a main east-west thoroughfare in Philadelphia, and one block
from the city’s central passenger train station, 30 th Street
Station. You can get anywhere from here. New York, Boston, and Washington,
DC are all within a few hours’ ride, and there is easy access to
Philadelphia International Airport.
The College sits on Drexel University’s 74-acre main campus located in what
is known as “University City,” comprised of Drexel University, the
University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia campus for St. Joseph’s
University. The area bristles with student-oriented resources, services,
shopping, restaurants, and urban parks.
All CoE classes, dorms, research labs, and Drexel’s new, 20,000-square-foot
are within easy walking distance. Next-door to our College is
Schuylkill Yards, a developing area for mixed-use, community startups, established
companies, artist spaces and upscale residences. It is quickly becoming the
gateway for Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial hub.
City of Brotherly Love
Philadelphia is known as the “City of Brotherly Love” – one of the most
dynamic, culturally vibrant cities in the nation. Philly is currently the
sixth largest city and was the original capital of the US, so it offers an
abundance of history, world-class restaurants and museums, cafes and
nightspots, and students from every corner of the world. As a city of
engineering, our research, civic engagement, campus and facilities are
knitted into the urban fabric. Most of all, it is a city of neighborhoods.
From Old City to Rittenhouse Square to Chinatown to West Philly, our
neighborhoods reflect Philly’s working-class roots and its soaring,
freedom-inspired entrepreneurial spirit.
Take a quick tour of some of Philadelphia’s dazzling highlights.
Parks and Neighborhoods
is one of the largest municipal public parks in the world and it's right in
the College’s backyard. You can bike, run, or walk on Kelly Drive, or head
a little bit farther out to Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park
where you can mountain bike, hike, or even ride trail horses. With access to
a car, you can visit some close by green spaces at
Valley Forge National Historical Park. You can even head to the nearby beaches—
trains run frequently
from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station to within walking distance of the
boardwalk in Atlantic City.
The city’s unique neighborhoods each have their own distinctive charm. Be
sure to check out
, — Philadelphia's arts community's "open house" at a variety of galleries
located in the Old City District; grab some delicious fruits and veggies at
the Italian Market in South
Philly; visit Al Capone’s prison cell at
Eastern State Penitentiary
in the Art Museum area; explore the staggering variety of produce and foods
on offer at
Reading Terminal Market
in Center City; visit the shops and restaurants of
; and take in the charm of historic
, just a short train ride away.
Arts and History
Whether you're a genuine connoisseur of the arts or you just want to relive
that famous stair-ascending scene in Rocky, explore the world-class
collections at the
Philadelphia Museum of Art, particularly on Sundays when the price of admission is up to you—perfect
for college students.
Interested in the performing arts? Philadelphia is home to world-renowned
theater, music, and dance venues. Here, you’ll find
The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Kimmel Cultural Center,
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, The Curtis Institute of Music,
FringeArts, The Wilma Theater,
Annenberg Center, and many more.
For a dose of American history, head to
in Old City, which includes the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. You'll
be transported back to the 1700s where you'll learn about the history of
Philadelphia, the original capital of the United States. You can also catch
Betsy Ross House, the nation’s oldest residential street of
Elfreth’s Alley, and the
Museum of the American Revolution.
Zoos and Museums
Lions, tigers, and bears... you know the drill. You’ll see them all, and
The Philadelphia Zoo
, America's first zoo, home to more than 1,300 rare and exotic animals.
Acres of gorgeous Victorian gardens and historical architecture round out
Museums such as The Franklin Institute,
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University,
National Constitution Center,
National Museum of American Jewish History, and
The Mütter Museum offer a fascinating look at science and history through active learning.
If sports is your game, head to
Citizens Bank Park
to see the Phillies baseball team in action or
Lincoln Financial Field
to watch the Eagles football team score a touchdown.
The Wells Fargo Center
is home to the 76ers basketball team and Flyers hockey team. And you can
catch the Philadelphia Union, the city’s Major League Soccer team at
Whatever your interest, you can find it in Philly. And Drexel has the good
fortune to be located in the heart of all the action.
Looking for more information on living in Philadelphia? Drexel sums it all
up for you