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Student Success

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All Dragons Welcome

At Drexel, student success goes beyond getting good grades; it means connecting with fellow Dragons on campus, taking advantage of extracurricular activities, building professional networks, and ensuring you are prepared to find success in any situation that comes your way. Our colleges, schools, departments, and offices work in close collaboration to provide comprehensive support services and are committed to providing the guidance and direction you need to thrive as an undergraduate student and beyond. Check out the resources below to get a sense of how the University works to help our Dragons thrive.

If you have any questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor. For any questions specific to financial aid, contact Drexel Central at or 215.895.1600.

Life at Drexel

No two students experience Drexel the same way. With over 250 clubs and organizations throughout campus, there truly is a club for every interest — and getting involved in a community that shares your passions can be what sets your college experience apart. From a variety of student organizations, university-wide events, Fraternity and Sorority life, and more, you will have many opportunities here to get involved right away and build strong bonds with your fellow Dragons. You can even start your own club, which might just be what other Dragons are looking for.

Late Night Series is a great organization and one that I feel is important to the student and artistic community on campus. I learned a lot in my time at LNS and made a lot of friends. It is an invaluable part of Drexel.

I joined the Drexel Fencing Club simply because of sheer curiosity and wanting to try my hand at a new and different sport. Little did I know that it would make my first-year experience exponentially better.

My chapter, the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on March 27, 1966, and is always working on a number of events with a focus on uplifting, informing, and educating the community.

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Dragon Pro Tip — Get Involved at Drexel

Hear from members of Drexel’s Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) and Campus Activities Board (CAB) as they talk about getting involved at Drexel, and get to know the Dragon community just a little bit better.


Drexel Athletics are a big part of campus culture. Each year, more than 8,000 students, faculty, and staff participate in Drexel’s recreation programs. The list of athletic opportunities is extensive, including everything from ultimate Frisbee and track to rugby and water polo. The number of options available and the level of participation are limited only by the interest of each student.


Drexel Fight Song

The original Drexel Fight Song was written by Gay V. Piercy (Class of 1939) and Todd Groo (Class of 1941) and appeared for the first time in the October 1938 edition of the Drexel Athletic News.

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The Big 5 Comes to Market Street

Drexel Basketball is now part of the city’s famed Big 5! Composed of La Salle University, the University of Pennsylvania, Saint Joseph's University, Temple University, Villanova University, and now Drexel University, the Big 5 is a historic institution originally formed in 1955 that showcases Philadelphia's most prestigious Division I college basketball programs. Each year, these teams face off to determine the Big 5 champion and grant the winner bragging rights throughout the city.

Why I Chose Drexel University and Philadelphia

Every Dragon has their own reasons for deciding on Drexel. Hear from alum and admissions counselor Jenna Souto about why she chose to study and stay here to help the next generation of Dragons pursue their passions.

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What It Means To Be a Drexel Dragon

You are joining a diverse community committed to experiential education, civic engagement, and following where ambition leads. Being a Drexel Dragon is a bond for life. Dragons look out for each other, aren't afraid to challenge the status quo, and make lasting impacts wherever they go.

We asked our alumni what being a Drexel Dragon means to them, and here’s what they said!

Drexel is all about ambition — and that's why we're here! We work hard within a short period of time, allowing our ambition and drive to be showcased.

Brooke Spang '17,
Animation and Visual Effects

Drexel students are resilient and adaptable. We use our outstanding Drexel education to create value for ourselves, our families, our communities, our country, and the world — regardless of where our career may take us.

Paul Gondek '74,
Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology

From getting research experience my very first year to my past co-op becoming my first full-time job and getting over one and a half years of work experience in my field before graduation — Drexel has provided me countless opportunities to lead, learn, and grow.

Danielle Schroeder '17,
Civil Engineering

From the founding with A.J. Drexel to today — civic engagement, diversity and inclusion, and challenging the status quo are cornerstones. When fellow Dragons meet, they share a common bond and journey that will continue for a lifetime.

Rich Blumberg '84,

Drexel Dragons are driven, ambitious, and resilient. They take on challenges with an innovative eye and a real-world approach. They are involved and invested in the future of their communities, professions, University, and world.

Jeff Spence '09,
General Studies

Being a Dragon means never being satisfied with the status quo and the way things are. It means being, bold, creative, and curious. Being a Dragon means having the ability to make a long-lasting impact towards the people and the community around you.

Orcel Kounga '17,
Computer Engineering

Information and Resources

Next Steps for First-Year and Transfer Students

Now that you have been admitted, learn more about your next steps as a new first-year or transfer student. This presentation includes information on what to expect prior to attending classes in September.

View Your Personalized Student Checklist

Log in to DrexelOne to make sure you've got all of your bases covered regarding registration, transcripts, housing, and financials.

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship

The Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship is the cradle of entrepreneurship at Drexel University. Open to all students, Baiada provides student entrepreneurs like you the physical space, mentoring, and resources to start your first (or next) big thing.

Center for Black Culture

The Center for Black Culture (CBC) serves as a hub of information, activity, and community for Black students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Open to all Drexel community members who want to support a wholly inclusive campus environment and gain a greater understanding of the Black experience, the CBC aims to increase knowledge, recognition, and respect of the people, histories, and cultures of the African diaspora and its many contributions to the world.

Center for Inclusive Education and Scholarship

The Center for Inclusive Education and Scholarship (CIES) provides support for programs that serve traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations. 

The ARC (Academic Resource Center)

The The ARC (Academic Resource Center), located in the Korman Center, serves as an integrated hub of on-campus academic support services focusing on providing tutoring, academic coaching, workshops, specialized courses, and more — effectively streamlining the student experience and making it easier to access the tools that best fit students' individual needs.

Center for Military and Veteran Services

Drexel University is the choice of over 600 student-veterans and military dependents. The Center for Military and Veteran Services coordinates a campus-wide effort to ensure that student-veterans and military dependents are able to access high-quality campus services with ease; our goal is to create a truly military-friendly campus community through our welcoming and informative approach.

Civic Engagement

The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement fosters a culture of civic responsibility by providing programs and resources that empower Drexel students and the broader university community to expand their civic identities through engagement in mutually-beneficial partnerships that lead to a more just society.


Drexel STEM majors from various disciplines (engineering, biology, math, computer science, etc.) may choose to enroll in DragonsTeach courses for a chance to explore teaching as a career option.

Drexel Central (Financial Aid)

Drexel Central is your one-stop for the offices of the Bursar, Financial Aid, and Registrar. Our goal is to help you in every way possible regarding any of those areas.

For any questions specific to financial aid, contact Drexel Central at or 215.895.1600.

Drexel Family Association

The Drexel Family Association (DFA) serves as a connection to the University for parents and family members of Drexel Students.

The Center for Autism and Neurodiversity (CAN)

The Center for Autism and Neurodiversity (CAN) is a student-centered program that provides support for current neurodivergent Drexel students in the areas of academics, social competency, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills, independent living, and social integration in order to develop the academic and social skills needed to pursue and sustain career opportunities.

First-Year Experience

Welcome Week

Welcome Week

The First-Year Experience website gathers all the information you need, including important dates, resources, and more, in one spot to help you prepare for your first term at Drexel.

Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life creates a home away from home for Drexel's residential students. While living on campus, students will learn the value of living in a diverse community, engage with their peers, gain a greater sense of self-awareness, and form a better connection to the Drexel campus.


The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps, established at Drexel in 1918, is an integral part of the University. Army ROTC courses are open to all students, and enrollment alone does not carry a military obligation. Navel and Air Force ROTC opportunities are available to Drexel students through cross-enrollment agreements with other local universities.

Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Drexel students come from all walks of life and the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI)  is here to help make sure every Dragon feels welcome, supported, and celebrated. Here are some of the ways you can connect to the rich diversity that makes up the Drexel University community.

Student Life

Involvement in the programs and services provided by Student Life, as part of Enrollment Management & Student Success, is essential in making Drexel's campus life a safe and valuable experience. We encourage students to participate in out-of-the-classroom activities, get engaged, and learn from those experiences. 

Writers Room

The Writers Room is a University-community literary arts program that brings together members of the Philadelphia and Drexel communities to explore writing as a tool for learning, a mode of creative expression, and a motivator of social change. Open to all students, Writers Room programming includes term-long classes, visiting writers and guest speakers, cultural events, monthly workshops, and much more.

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