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This Is Your

Congratulations on your admission to Drexel University! This is a time of celebration and an opportunity to prepare for what comes next. We are proud to officially welcome you as a Drexel Dragon and are excited to see the amazing things you will accomplish here. You have been waiting for your chance to bring a new vision to the world and shape a brighter tomorrow. That opportunity begins now.

Our University is emerging from the past year-plus of uncertainty, fully focused on moving forward. We are excited that we will be returning to a normal experience this fall, with in-person teaching and a vibrant campus life. A newfound sense of optimism is leading the way — and we want you to be a part of it. To get you started, we’ve built this Admitted Student Virtual Experience to show you how, at Drexel, you’ll find the knowledge, guidance, and direction that will allow you to push beyond all expectations and turn your aspiration into achievement. We encourage you to return often, as this virtual experience is a living, breathing exploration of what makes this such an amazing place.

Again, we welcome you to Drexel. You’re ready for what comes next. Because the moment can’t wait.

What You Should Know This is our favorite time of the year, as Dragons from across the country come together to officially join our incoming class.

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A Moment to Remember

What You Should Know One year after graduation, Drexel graduates earn 22.9% above the national average.*

*National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) September 2018 Salary Survey.

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Halima: From Co-op to Career

What You Should Know 63% of job applicants had at least one job offer upon graduation.*

*One-Year-Out Alumni Survey, graduating class of 2019

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A New Perspective: Jessica Blank

What You Should Know The average full-time annual salary of a Drexel graduate one year after graduation is $62,710.*

*2019 Senior Exit and One-Year-Out Alumni Surveys for those completing a bachelor’s degree

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Drexel: Alex Uboldi

What You Should Know Over 80% of co-op positions are paid and carry a gross median six-month salary of over $18,000.*

* Steinbright Career Development Center, academic year ’18-’19

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Drexel: Maura Jarvis

What You Should Know 87.4% of co-op employers say they would consider rehiring their co-op student for a future co-op or full-time position.

* Steinbright Career Development Center, academic year ’18-’19

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Drexel: Sam Kulesa

What You Should Know Drexel is home to over 15,000 undergrads who live and learn alongside more than 250,000 college students in the Philadelphia region.

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The Moment I Knew

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A Walk Through Drexel

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A special message from Drexel University President John A. Fry.

Take the Next Step Today

You have been waiting for your chance to make an impact on the world around you – and now it has arrived.

Drexel's unique model of education combines world-class academics with real-world experience, allowing you to take an active role in your education and discover a path that's right for you.

Your journey begins here.

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The Moment

At Drexel, you can expect an educational experience that will fully prepare you to engage with and excel in the world around you.

Register for Campus Tours and Appointments

Drexel is offering campus tours and appointments with Admissions for students enrolling at Drexel this fall. You are invited to schedule a visit so that you can explore the campus on a socially-distanced tour or have your questions answered one-on-one.

Sign up for a Campus Tour or Appointment

To learn more about these options and other upcoming events for new students, visit our Admitted Students Events page.

To the Trailblazers

Enjoy this special message from Evelyn K. Thimba, the senior vice president for Enrollment Management here at Drexel.

The Value of Drexel

An important way to measure the value of a Drexel degree is by the success of our graduates. Drexel grads earn $62,710 in average full-time annual salary one year after graduation.

Graduates working or enrolled in graduate or professional education


Graduates whose full-time work relates to their field of study


Satisfied graduates working full-time


*Data from alumni one-year-out survey, 2019.

Drexel’s cooperative education program allows our Dragons to gain the professional experience they need to succeed within their chosen fields after graduation. Through Drexel Co-op, students can gain up to three six-month, full-time professional work experiences. Even better, they can earn a salary while doing so, as a majority are full-time positions and over 75% are paid and carry a gross median six-month salary of over $19,000.

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Because the fall can’t wait.

Congratulations, New Dragons! Enjoy this special welcome message from Drexel University's Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost Paul E. Jensen, PhD. This is an incredible moment. Because the fall can’t wait.

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Redefining the Classroom


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Preparing for a Changing World: Co‑op is the Future of Work

Over 125 years ago, Drexel University's founder, Anthony J. Drexel, had a vision to create an institution that would empower every student to graduate from Drexel ready to begin their career. Drexel Co-op allows us to meet this challenge. This innovative program prepares our Dragons to meet the challenges of the modern workplace by allowing them to learn within it. Through co-op, students gain up to 18 months of résumé-enhancing experience working alongside industry professionals and test-drive career options – all before graduation.

Learn More About Co‑op

Learn more about Drexel’s innovative cooperative education program and its important role in our unique model of experiential education.

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Steinbright: The Co-op Employer View

With the help of our employer partners, the Steinbright Career Development Center is able to produce exceptional results and experiences for Drexel students.

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This Is Experiential Education

Cooperative education sets Drexel apart from other universities, allowing students to learn alongside experts in their fields and carry their new insight back to the classroom.

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Understanding Co-op

Since 1919, Drexel's world-renowned cooperative education (co-op) program has prepared our students for the future. Drexel Co-op provides professional employment experience, giving students the opportunity to explore and build a career before they enter the workforce.

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A City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia


Philadelphia — the city we proudly call home — is a town full of energy, excitement, and opportunity that allows our students to explore the world.

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An Environment Built to Inspire

Prepare to join a collaborative, supportive, and dedicated community of thinkers and achievers.

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Jarod and Bella's Residence Hall Tour

Join Jarod and Bella, two of our student ambassadors, for a detailed walkthrough of Drexel’s residential experience.

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Briana’s Drexel Campus Tour

Join Briana, one of our student ambassadors, for a quick walk through some of Drexel’s most prominent on-campus locations.

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Your Next Chapter: Drexel's Welcome Week

This fun-filled week is more than just orientation — Welcome Week marks a new chapter for students and their families and sets our Dragons up for success!

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You Are Welcome Here: Drexel's International Community

Drexel University has a vibrant international community that includes 2,000+ undergraduate students hailing from locations around the globe.

Did You Know?

Drexel has 1,595 undergraduate international students — that's almost 10% of our undergraduate student population, with 127 different countries and 6 continents represented.

*Data from Drexel University Fact Book

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A walk through Drexel

A quick look at life at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Home of the Drexel Dragons.

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International Gateway Program: Learning the English Language

The International Gateway program equips international students with the confidence that comes from dedicated English language preparation.

Finding Your New Home: Transferring to Drexel

Drexel is committed to ensuring that all incoming transfer students experience the transfer process as seamlessly as possible and enter a community that already feels like home.

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The History of Drexel

In 2016, we celebrated Drexel University's 125th anniversary. This short video documentary highlights some of the major events, people, and eras that make up Drexel's history. The video is narrated by Scott Gabriel Knowles, co-editor of the book "Building Drexel: The University and its City, 1891-2016."

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Building Drexel: Celebrating 125 Years

Dragon History: Mario Through the Years

In the 90 or so years since a certain dragon was hatched at Drexel, the look of our magnificent mascot has changed a lot. Just take a peek at these photos from the University Archives that demonstrate just how much Mario has evolved in the past 90 years.

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Drexel: Did You Know?

From cherished Dragon traditions to unique campus spots, watch these videos to discover at least one new thing you probably didn’t know about Drexel before!

This Is Drexel

Take a closer look at a University experience designed to build leaders and help them achieve their goals.

Dragons Talk Drexel

Watch as some of our current students chat about life on campus and offer some advice and guidance for our incoming Dragons.

Proud to Be a Dragon

Drexel students are ambitious and engaged with their community. Learn why they're proud to be Dragons.

Performing Arts at Drexel

No matter your major, you can engage your passion for performing arts while you're at Drexel. Through the Department of Performing Arts, all Drexel students can take classes in dance, music, and theatre, and you can join a performing ensemble to express and develop your artistic ability.

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Check out DrexelNow to stay up-to-date with University news, events, announcements, and more.

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Ambition Can't Wait

"I know the world is going to change, and therefore, the University must change with it."
— Anthony J. Drexel, Founder

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Because community can't wait.

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Because creativity can’t wait.

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Because family can't wait.

Undergraduate Admissions

For more detailed information on Drexel's deadlines, enrollment procedures, policies, and more, visit our Admitted Students page.

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Virtual Backgrounds

Showcase your Drexel pride when connecting in online meet-ups by using these specially-made Virtual backgrounds.

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Drexel Like a Dragon

Shop at our Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore online and get ready for the fall. Admitted Students will enjoy a 21% discount on one item using code: thankyou21

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Offer valid online only, while supplies last. Offer not valid on textbooks, course materials, technology, Championship merchandise, diploma frames, regalia and gift cards. Offer exclusions may apply. Offer subject to change or end without notice. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer. See bookseller for details. Offer expires 5/2/2021.

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Pennoni Honors College PresentsPop, the Question: "Zombie Apocalypse" (S4–E28)

Zombies emerge as one of popular culture's great symbols of anxiety, unrest, and crisis in the face of public health. More than ever, in a pandemic, zombie films conjure up the power of human instinct, strength, logic, and empathy. For this special episode, Host Dr. Melinda Lewis welcomes returning guest Dr. Kevin Egan to lead a team of outstanding Drexel University faculty through a discussion on what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse and whose expertise will best equip them to lead the cause.

Source: Pop, the Question podcast, a production of Marketing & Media in the Pennoni Honors College | Download MP3 [ZIP] | Listen on SoundCloud®

Designing Cities for the Future

As a collaboration between Drexel's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and College of Engineering, Designing Cities for the Future: Where Engineering and Design Meet is a conversation that explores which elements of modern society will be fundamentally changed due to COVID-19 as well as the facets that should evolve in order to exist in even more equitable communities.

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Ambition: The Dean's (Play) List

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Mike Keaton shares his Drexel playlist — some of his favorite songs that capture the University's signature spirit of ambition. But admittedly, Mike is of the 90's generation and needs some help finding new music to add to the list. What "ambitious" tracks are you currently listening to? Tell us on the Admitted Student Facebook page.

Downloadable #NewDragons Lawn Signs

Celebrate your student’s big accomplishment and let the neighborhood know how proud you are of your New Dragon with a downloadable graduation sign! You can choose from our general design or customizable versions that can feature your student’s name.

Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Step 1. Download the lawn sign of your choice. If you select the general design (which is already in PDF format), you can move onto Step 2.

    If you select a customizable design, it will download in PowerPoint format. Enter your student’s name into the variable field, then save your file as a PDF.

  2. Step 2. Follow your local printer’s instructions, such as FedEx or the UPS Store.

  3. Step 3. Order your lawn sign and put your excitement on display when it’s ready!

Drexel Dragon Coloring Pages

This is your opportunity to color in our proud mascot, Mario the Magnificent, as he ventures around Drexel’s campus and the city of Philadelphia. Choose a page below to begin your colorful journey with Mario!

From Our Family To Yours

From using the slow cooker to pressing a button on your blender, the Drexel Dragons that developed these recipes know that food doesn’t need to be overly complicated to be enjoyable!

Download Drexel Spring Recipes [PDF]

Open to Drexel students in any program who want to learn about food product development, the Drexel Food Lab is a food product development and culinary innovation lab directed by Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, CHE, CRC, professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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Construct Your Own Ambitious Main Building

We know that our Dragons in the Drexel Architecture Program can build impressive structures, but how about you? This is your chance to craft your own model of Drexel’s historical Main Building — the very first building on our campus.

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LEGO® and BrickLink are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site. Drexel University has no affiliation with the LEGO Group. Some LEGO sets contain small parts that are not suitable for and may pose a hazard to children under 3 years of age.

Minecraft Campus

In a collaboration between students from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, we welcome you to Minecraft University City. Explore much of our local neighborhood virtually in this detailed recreation of our dynamic and historic area.

Contributions by: Max Eubinag, Jonathan Hollenbach, Wyatt Brisbane, Kevin Wong, Sian Smith, Elliot Sayles, Jasper Ty and Quinn Mazzilli.

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Ambition Calling

The spirit of ambition is calling…and inspiring Dragons to create, strive, and thrive. Take a listen to this song crafted by a Drexel Dragon, and perhaps it will encourage you to exercise your creativity!

At Drexel, students in the award-winning Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design follow their ambitions in imaginative ways and discover a unique pathway to succeed in highly competitive creative fields.

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Share your Dragon Pride on Animal Crossing

Now you can start wearing Drexel gear in Animal Crossing! Simply download your official Drexel swag in Animal Crossing from the download codes below, and you'll be on your way. A paid subscription to Nintendo® Switch Online is required to access this feature.

For detailed instructions, visit Nintendo's website.

Drexel Swag from NookLink

Scan these QR codes with NookLink in the Nintendo Switch Online app on your mobile device to get each outfit.

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Special Items from the Custom Designs Portal

Simply search for these Design IDs on the Custom Design Portal in the Able Sisters Shop to download.

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Item Number: MO-MVXF-X03K-YHB6

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Item Number: MO-31HF-K985-TC3F



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