Housing and Transportation
Philadelphia is a surprisingly affordable city in which to find housing, especially when compared to other large metropolitan areas. Our announcements, chat sessions, and social events during the summer will be valuable resources to help you find housing. In addition, we will make sure that there are plenty of opportunities to connect with our current students, some of whom will be looking for roommates. In the meantime, please take some time to review the other housing options and resources below.
Temporary On-Campus Housing
Drexel Conference Services provides housing requests for Saturday, June 18–Saturday, August 27, 2022.
Summer Intern Housing eligibility requirements are summarized below.
- Must provide proof of employment, internship or enrollment in a local college or university.
- Must be over the age of 18; otherwise, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
The Summer 2022 Intern Housing rates are as follows:
- Single Occupancy, Traditional Room: $310 per week, per person
- Single Occupancy, Suite Room: $375 per week, per person
A $200 housing deposit is required to complete an application and rooms are assigned upon completion of the application, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please visit the Drexel Conference Services website for instructions on how to complete and submit an application.
For on-campus students only.
Drexel University offers On Campus Housing for Graduate Students at Stiles Residence Hall, located at our Center City Health Campus. While the residence hall is located at a separate campus, there is free shuttle service (Dragon Shuttle) available to all Drexel University students located conveniently near the law school and Stiles Hall.
Philadelphia is a very student friendly city when it comes to housing and the majority of the law school's students choose to live off-campus either in the University City area close to campus, in the hip parts of Center City, Manayunk or South Philly, or out in the suburbs which are accessible by commuter train.
- Living in University City: University City is defined by the nearly 45,000 college students who attend the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the University of the Sciences. With so many students in one part of town, there is an ample supply of student housing and students can enjoy the shops, restaurants and bars that thrive there. Physically, University City refers to the area to the west of University of Pennsylvania, roughly Walnut Street to Baltimore Avenue between 38th and 48th streets. For more information about University City, visit the University City District website.
- Living in Powelton Village: Many Drexel students live in Powelton Village, the neighborhood just north of Drexel’s campus filled with stately Victorian houses. This neighborhood, while lacking some of the shopping and dining opportunities of University City, is more affordable and only a five minute walk from the law building.
- Living in Center City: Students often choose to live in Center City, the “downtown” of the city. Cost of living tends to be higher than in other areas but proximity to shopping, nightlife, entertainment and culture are factors that students consider when choosing to live in Center City. In particular, a number of students live on the western part of Center City which is walking distance to campus. Although Center City can be more expensive, many students are able to afford living there by having a roommate.
- Living in Other Popular Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Other popular Philadelphia neighborhoods include South Philly, Northern Liberties, Old City, Manayunk and Fishtown. Please review the Prudential Fox and Roach Housing Guide for more details.
- Living Away from the City: Thanks to an excellent network of public transportation, living in the Philadelphia suburbs (including Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), Delaware or New Jersey is a great option for many students. Students with families often prefer to live a bit further from the city where daycare and other amenities can be easier to find. Most of the suburban areas have easy access to downtown Philadelphia via SEPTA. A few students commute from more distant towns like Lancaster, Coatesville, Downingtown and Exton, all accessible via Amtrak at reasonable monthly fares.
Both Drexel University and the adjacent University of Pennsylvania maintain excellent web portals for students seeking off-campus housing. We strongly encourage you to visit both sites and start your search there.