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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 want you to know how proud we are to officially welcome you as a Drexel Dragon and that we can’t wait to see you on campus for your Admitted Students Day!

In the meantime, we’ve built this special 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. You have been waiting for your chance to bring a new vision to the world and shape a brighter tomorrow — that opportunity begins now.

Again, we welcome you to Drexel and can’t wait for you to join us. Because the moment can’t wait.

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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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Register for An Admitted Students Day

Congratulations on your early admission to Drexel! Celebrate this special achievement by joining us for one of our Admitted Students Days on February 4 and 5. You’ll meet other early admitted Dragons, chat with current students and admissions counselors, and learn more about student life opportunities here on campus and throughout Philadelphia.

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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 $64,774 in average full-time annual salary one year after graduation.

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*Data from alumni one-year-out survey, 2021.

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 76% are paid and carry a gross median six-month salary of over $19,000.

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School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

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Bennett S. LeBow College of Business and School of Economics

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School of Education

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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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Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

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College of Nursing and Health Professions

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Dornsife School of Public Health

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Thomas R. Kline School of Law

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+ students hailing from locations around the globe.

Did You Know?

Drexel has 1,707 undergraduate international students — that's almost 13% of our undergraduate student population, with 119 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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Drexel News

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Thought Leaders on Gene Editing, Cancer Immunotherapy and Vaccines Convene at Drexel’s National Symposium

How can scientists develop new ways to change our immune systems to treat disease and help the body heal from injury? National leaders in the rapidly growing field of immune engineering pursuing these answers will gather at Drexel University for the 4th Annual Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium, hosted by Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.

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Drexel Lyme Disease Diagnostic Gets a Boost from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nearly half a million people become infected with Lyme disease in the United States each year — a number expected to grow as climate change expands the range of the ticks that carry it. A team of researchers from Drexel University has proposed a way to detect the bacterial infection by looking for a unique indicator that occurs before the immune system is able to launch a specific response.

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Drexel Awarded on the Forbes Best-in-Pennsylvania Employers 2022 List

Drexel University has been awarded on the Forbes list of Best Employers by State 2022, ranked No. 35 out of the top 100 best employers in Pennsylvania. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, and is based on an independent survey of approximately 70,000 Americans working for companies with more than 500 employees in the United States.

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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

Because community can't wait.

Because creativity can’t wait.

Because family can't wait.

Because advocacy can't wait.

Because heroes can't wait.

Dragon Activities, Takeaways, and More

New Dragons, show off your Drexel pride and take advantage of freebies, swag items, and fun activities — all crafted especially for you!

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