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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA 4-Year Private

About Drexel University

Drexel University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Philadelphia, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

Founded in 1891, Drexel University currently enrolls around 23,589 students a year, including 14,555 undergrads. The institution runs on a quarter academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $813,685,000. For each full-time student, Drexel University spends about $18,571.

2021 Admissions Facts About Drexel University

Acceptance rate: 77%

Average GPA: 3.77

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

Drexel University Acceptance Rate

Drexel University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 77 percent of all applicants are admitted to Drexel University each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Drexel University is 3.77 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Drexel University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 88 percent of students who start at Drexel University return the next year.

Around 71 percent of students who started at Drexel University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $72,883 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Drexel University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Drexel University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875

Campus Setting: Urban

Drexel University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

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

Drexel University ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


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25 and Less


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Drexel University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1380


Math SAT Range

600 - 710


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

Drexel University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Drexel University is like? There are approximately 24,205 students enrolled at Drexel University, including 15,346 undergraduate students and 8,859 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 49% percent are from PA and 51% percent of students are from other states.


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