Drexel is on a 96-acre campus in the urban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Drexel has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Drexel has fraternities and sororities.
Drexel has the Student Government. In fact, more students participate in the Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Drexel include Black Student Union, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Minority Engineers and Scientists and Campus Activities Board.
The Drexel community comes together each year for Spring Jam, Welcome Back and Homecoming.
This table offers information on housing at Drexel.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||20%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||80%|
Drexel offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Drexel students live off campus. In 2022, 20% of undergrads at Drexel lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 80% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Drexel. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Drexel offers coed housing.
At Drexel there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Drexel:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Crew||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Squash||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Drexel University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Drexel campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Drexel offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Drexel, take Interstates 76/95 to Philadelphia, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Philadelphia International airport.
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