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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 — and in times like these, focusing on what’s next is more important than ever before. You have been waiting for your chance to bring a new vision to the world and shape a brighter tomorrow. That opportunity begins now.

Although you cannot yet be with us on campus, we want you to know how proud we are to officially welcome you as a Drexel Dragon, and how much we look forward to seeing the amazing things you will accomplish here. In the meantime, 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; we are always adding new videos, stories, and never know what new and exciting things you’ll find!

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 19.2% 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 64% of job applicants had at least one job offer upon graduation.*

*One-Year-Out Alumni Survey, graduating class of 2018

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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 $60,843.*

*2018 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

What You Should Know A special message from Interim Nina Henderson Provost Paul Jensen as we approach the fall term.

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A Message From Drexel’s Leadership

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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 a Virtual New Dragon Day in April

Now that you've been officially admitted, join us for a Virtual New Dragon Day held on Friday, April 2; Thursday, April 15; Sunday, April 25; or Friday, April 30. These events offer you the chance to experience Drexel and celebrate your admission in a more personalized environment.

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Learn more about other exciting Admitted Student event opportunities.

Dimensions of Drexel

A Drexel education is designed to allow you to discover who you are and what is important to you, while providing the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare you for success. Here, you will develop as a student, as a thinker, and as an individual.

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


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*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 over 80% of positions are paid and carry a gross median six-month salary of over $18,000.

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Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

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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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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

This short video documentary celebrating the 125th anniversary of Drexel University highlights some of the major events, people, and eras of Drexel history (celebrated in 2016). 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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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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Undergraduate Admissions

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

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Zoom Backgrounds

Showcase your Drexel pride when you connect in online meet-ups by using these specially-made Zoom backgrounds.

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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®

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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.

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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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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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