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Your Moment Is
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You are of a generation that knows how to face adversity. Over the course of your life, you have witnessed a number of history-altering, milestone events that have shaped how you think, how you operate, and how you see the world. You’ve seen social changes, economic shifts, and have been compelled to overcome challenges never before imagined. Through it all, only one thing has remained consistent: you have not only found the strength and resiliency to continue on, you’ve excelled while doing it — these times are no different.

Right now, it may seem like your life has been put on hold, and, not only that, it’s happened right in the middle of one of the biggest and most important decisions you’ve ever made. But, as a wise person once said many years ago, “This too shall pass.” While we are incredibly disappointed that we’re not currently able to host you here on campus to celebrate your admission in person, we realize that your place in history has afforded you an extremely unique quality: your generation understands and utilizes technology like no other before it. You have the ability to collect, analyze, and act upon data and information in ways that, although it may seem commonplace to you, makes others look on in wonder. That’s why we’ve developed this virtual online experience: by putting together an encompassing collection of videos, stories, facts, and more, we can show you what makes Drexel such an amazing place and do so in a way that you are uniquely able to understand.

We want you to know how proud we are to welcome you as a Drexel Dragon, and we think you’ll accomplish amazing things here. You’ve been through a lot, but it has only served to make you stronger and to give you a deeper perspective of the world around you. This University is designed to help driven and ambitious students like you use that knowledge to make a difference and create positive change.

You remained determined, and you’re ready for what comes next. Your moment begins now.

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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Already Confirmed Your Enrollment?

In which case…congratulations on making it official! Visit our First-Year Experience website to find resources, guides, and checklists to help you get things underway.

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A special message from Drexel University President John 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.

Welcome, Class of 2020

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Michael Keaton celebrates our incoming Dragons.

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A Celebration of What’s to Come

Drexel is the perfect place for ambitious and talented students like you. This is a place that will inspire you to excel.

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Drexel Engineering Student, Adrian Mendonsa

Our Dragons are encouraged to make the most of every opportunity available to them, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Drexel Alumna, Laurie Satran

Drexel Alumna, Laurie Satran

Our unique model of learning prepares students for success after graduation – no matter what field they decide to enter.

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 $60,843 in average full-time annual salary one year after graduation.

Graduates working or enrolled in graduate or professional education

96%

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

88%

Satisfied graduates working full-time

92%

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.

See the Complete Value of Drexel

*Data from alumni one-year-out survey, 2018.

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School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

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LeBow College of Business

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College of Computing & Informatics

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Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

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Goodwin College: First-Year Exploratory Studies

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Pennoni Honors College

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Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

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College of Nursing and Health Professions

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Redefining the Classroom

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Welcome, New Students

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Academics and Cooperative Education

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Student 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 2,027 international students — that's almost 15% of our 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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All 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. In 2019, we celebrated 100 years of the Drexel Co-op program.

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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.

An Environment Built to Inspire

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

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A City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love and the home of Drexel University, Philadelphia is known for its cultural diversity, rich history, and passionate residents. At the heart of Philly is a sense of humanity and the idea that there is always room for change, innovation, and expanding the boundaries of what we can achieve.

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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.

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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DrexelNow

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

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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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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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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Dragons Get It Done

In this unprecedented time, Drexel Dragons all around the world are finding the motivation to keep going strong. Enjoy a video featuring our mascot, Mario the Magnificent, doing activities around the house and anticipating the arrival of all our New Dragons.

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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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