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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

About Drexel

Drexel University Overview

Drexel University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drexel was founded in 1891 and the school enrolls around 23,170 students per year, which includes 14,320 undergraduate students. Drexel provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

Student Involvement at Drexel

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Drexel's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Drexel students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Drexel has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Drexel has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Drexel on the Student Life page.

2022 Drexel Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%
Tuition $56,595
Percent of Need Met 73.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $47,308

Is Drexel a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Drexel offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

Drexel Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Drexel. The university admitted 83% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 34,519 students applied to Drexel and 28,522 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Drexel

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Drexel, around 90% are still enrolled the next year. Drexel's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 78%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Drexel Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Drexel by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Drexel directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Drexel's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Drexel's endowment was valued at $798.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Drexel spends about $16,830 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Drexel

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Drexel meets 73.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Drexel full-time are awarded $47,308 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Drexel.

Based on this information, is Drexel the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Drexel a good school for you?

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Where is Drexel University Located?

Drexel is located in the urban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

If you want to see Drexel for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 76/95 to Philadelphia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Drexel and Philadelphia are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875

Campus Setting: Urban

Drexel Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Drexel is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Drexel is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Drexel University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Drexel ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Drexel SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1210 - 1400


Math SAT Range

610 - 720


Reading SAT Range

600 - 690

Drexel Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Drexel is like? There are approximately 23,170 students enrolled at Drexel, including 14,320 undergraduate students and 8,850 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from PA and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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