Drexel University.

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Drexel University

Drexel University is a private research university with its main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a financier and philanthropist. Founded as Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, it was renamed Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, before assuming its current name in 1970. As of 2020, more than 24,000 students were enrolled in over 70 undergraduate programs and more than 100 master's, doctoral, and professional programs at the university. Drexel's cooperative education program (co-op) is a prominent aspect of the school's degree programs, offering students the opportunity to gain up to 18 months of paid, full-time work experience in a field relevant to their undergraduate major or graduate degree program prior to graduation.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 15,335 students
  • 0.38 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.drexel.edu

Notable programs at Drexel University

Food Science
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Food Science, Natural Resource Management, Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

22,489 students out of 28,454 applicants were accepted into Drexel University. They had an average SAT score of 1269. 82% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 33% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Drexel University was $52,002. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $68,792.

Financial aid available at Drexel University

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

80% of undergraduate students at Drexel University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Drexel University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Drexel University was of $13,890 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700.

Diversity at Drexel University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017