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Drexel University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,591 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 67 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Basketball

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $157,027)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $100,622)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 12 14 - Yes
Field Hockey - 25 - Yes
Golf 7 - - -
Lacrosse 47 30 Yes -
Rowing 53 52 - -
Soccer 31 29 - Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 28 24 - -
Tennis 10 7 - -
Wrestling 37 - - -
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Volleyball - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.2%
Hispanic 3.7%
Non-resident alien 7.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 60.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 28
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Keira from Wyncote, PA
  • 3
  • Freshman dorms are... interesting. The suite-style dorms are super nice, but most of the traditional dorms are old, gross, uninviting, and often plagued by a variety of bugs. I think…

  • Sep-10-2012 Read More
  • Alecia from Ivyland, PA
  • 4
  • Dorm life is recommended. It allows you as a student to connect to the college community, and have time to develop friendships and experience the college life and activities that…

  • Aug-26-2012 Read More
  • Tisa from Upper Darby, PA
  • 4
  • For each floor of your dorm housing, there's one or two Resident Assistant who are readily there to help you out if needed, whether it's a dispute among suitmates or…

  • Jul-23-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Eliza
  • Jun-21-2015 I am a current student here

    There are so many options on campus. If you want something cheap, but don't want food from the dining hall, there are food trucks everywhere that are totally affordable.

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  • 3
  • Tommy from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    In freshmen year, students are required to purchase a University Dining Plan. One of them gives you a fixed amount of Dining Dollars on your Dragoncard along with a certain number of weekly visits to the Hans (the main cafeteria/dining area). A different plan gives you unlimited visits to the Hans and a little less money in Dining Dollars. Both plans cost the same price. The Hans is well...a necessary evil when it comes to eating in freshmen year. It's not TERRIBLE, but it's not that great either. That probably won't stop you from coming everyday though. It just depends on what you get, but hey, unlimited ice cream and coffee! Other dining options are more fast food-like, but still good: Chick-fil-a, Currito (burritos and smoothies), Subway. There are a few other options you can look into too! All in all, not that bad, and it's only required for the first year.

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  • 3
  • Wilder from Newtown, CT
  • Mar-13-2015 I am a current student here

    I think no matter where you go students will complain the food isn't good. Who can blame them everyone misses home cooked meals. Nonetheless the food is pretty good. They offer plenty of healthy foods and if you time your visit well it won't be so crowded. Not only that but there is plenty of change from day to day so you have the option to have pizza everyday if you really wanted but at the specials station there will always be something new.

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  • 4
  • Kathrine from Willingboro, NJ
  • Mar-11-2015 I am a current student here

    The Drexel campus has a lot of different dining areas. The meal plan is fair and taste good. From the dining hall to the variety of food trucks.

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  • 3
  • Brianna
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    Do yourself a favor and DO NOT go to the Hans - a.k.a. Handschumacher - for food. It's edible but it's not very good and you'll realize that a few hours after consumption. It's not worth it. However, there are a lot of other places on campus with much better food. There's a vegan/vegetarian place called Vegetate. Also, a really good burger place called Shake Shack. Northside has a mini market, Subway, Currito, and Chick-fil-A.

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  • 4
  • Jonathan from Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The meal plans are adequate. They include meal swipes, which are redeemed for a buffet at the dining center, and dining dollars, which can be spent at the campus market. Students can pick whether they want more of one or the other or neither. The dining center's food can be bland at times, but there are plenty of choices with about half of them cycling through every day. The campus market acts like a mini convenience store with Subway, Chick-fil-A, and Currito. The variety is slightly disappointing, but it's very close to the dorms which makes it good enough for the convenience. Outside of the meal plans, there are plenty of good restaurants and food trucks around the area and throughout Philadelphia. Whether you want good burgers, pizza, cheesesteaks, deli, Chinese, Halal, or fish tacos, there's something out there for you if you're fine with opening up your wallet.

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  • 3
  • Sidia from Reading, PA
  • Dec-25-2014 I am a current student here

    The main cafeteria at Drexel is okay, they sometimes serve exceptional meals and have plenty of selections of food and some days they do not. The Northside Dining Cafe, which includes Chi-Fil-A, Subway, Currito, and a mini-mart is very convenient because it is really close to the residence halls .

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  • 5
  • Stephen from Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is very good and you have a variety to choose from. You can go to the campus cafeteria, restaurants, or even the food trucks. All of these options have very good food.

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  • 4
  • Love Drexel
  • Nov-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining hall has a large selection, but there are also amazing food places all around.

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  • 5
  • Taylor from Trainer, PA
  • Oct-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall has great food. Also, there are many places in the area that accept dragon dollars which comes with a meal plan. So everything is very convenient and there is something there for everyone.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Eliza
  • Jun-21-2015 I am a current student here

    I was never part of Greek Life, and I don't think I ever will be, but you can still be involved in the activities they host so you won't even feel a difference. Basically, you don't even have to be involved in greek life to be active in it.

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  • 0
  • Tommy from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Again, I'm not a participant in Greek Life, so I can't say much about it. It's not really my thing, but I'd it's pretty moderate around campus. You see the occasional sorority or fraternity around campus doing some kind of charity event like pie-ing people in the face or dunk tanks or water balloons. There's about a block's worth of houses around one street corner, but nothing too crazy, I guess.

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  • 0
  • Jada from Upper Darby, PA
  • Oct-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very active here, and we're also known for being anti-hazing. Recruitment and Rush week are in the 2nd and 3rd weeks of Fall quarter, and every sorority and fraternity has their own social group and activities that they hold throughout the year.

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  • 0
  • Dana from Novato, CA
  • Apr-11-2014 I am a current student here

    It's very prominent and there are many chapters to choose from. There are 6 Panhellenic chapters and 12 Inter fraternity chapters.

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  • 0
  • Erin from Morrisville, PA
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Drexel has a greek life on their campus. It is an amazing way to meet people and have opportunity for volunteer and leadership roles on campus as well as off. Greek life is an enriching opportunity and I encourage everyone to try it out.

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