Drexel University

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Drexel University is a private research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also known as DU, the school was established in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a prominent businessman and philanthropist. Drexel students may pursue more than seventy undergraduate degrees and over a hundred Master’s, Doctorates and professional training programs.

U.S. News & World Report routinely names Drexel in its annual list of the best national universities. In 2012, that publication ranked Drexel 3rd among “Up and Coming National Universities”. Times Higher Education named the school one of the 200 best universities globally in its annual University Rankings.

Drexel features one of the highest ranked cooperative education (co-op) programs in the nation. Participating students are placed with companies and organizations in order to gain valuable career experience prior to graduation. Drexel partners with hundreds of government, corporate and non-profit institutions around the world. These include banks, international law firms, foreign and domestic government departments, and Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, Microsoft and several Wall Street firms.

General Information

Admission Office
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875
(215) 895-2400
(800) 237-3935
Fax: (215) 895-5939
[email protected]
Contact: Joan McDonald
Vice President of Enrollment Management
Main Address
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2000
(215) 895-2000
www.drexel.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 13,573
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,485
Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,139
Graduate enrollment: 6,471

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $75
Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 68%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $29,065 $30,440 $31,835 $33,000 +3.66%
Books and Supplies $1,725 $1,800 $1,875 $1,950 +4.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $11,610 $12,135 $12,681 $13,125 +3.50%
Other $3,475 $3,750 $3,900 $3,850 -1.28%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $11,610 $12,135 $12,681 $13,125 +3.50%
Other $3,475 $3,750 $3,900 $3,850 -1.28%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $45,875 $48,125 $50,291 $51,925 +3.25%
In-state Off Campus $45,875 $48,125 $50,291 $51,925 +3.25%
In-state with Family $30,790 $32,240 $33,710 $34,950 +3.68%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $25,920
In-state Student Fees $250
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $25,920
Out-of-state Student Fees $250

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,370 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,345 97% $34,745,702 $14,817
• Federal grants 309 13% $1,452,843 $4,702
• Pell grants 309 13% $1,067,433 $3,454
• Other federal grants 246 10% $385,410 $1,567
Local and state government scholarships or grants 313 13% $941,243 $3,007
Institutional scholarships or grants 2,340 97% $32,351,616 $13,825
Student loan financial aid 1,689 70% $26,119,190 $15,464
• Federal student loans 1,666 69% $14,218,003 $8,534
• Other student loans 662 28% $11,901,187 $17,978

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2707 1836 572 26 306
Architecture and Related Services 53
Architecture 53
Area, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, and Group Studies 19
Area Studies, Other 19
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 114 72 22 120
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 32 101
Biology and Biological Sciences 114 7 5
Biomedical Sciences 27 2
Biostatistics 4
Cell/cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other 1 2
Epidemiology 19
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other 5
Neuroscience 1 3
Pathology/experimental Pathology 2
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other 3
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 620 372 9 2
Accounting 11
Business Administration and Management 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 19
Business/commerce 549 332 9
Construction Management 30
Finance 26
Hospitality Administration/management, Other 19
Hotel/motel Administration/management 3
Human Resources Development 3
Communication and Journalism Studies 55 31
Communication and Journalism Studies, Other 55 24
Radio and Television 7
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 206 73 9 1
Computer Science 59 22 1
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 34
Information Science 72 48 8
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 41 3 1
Education 38 217 3
Education, Other 3
Educational and Instructional Technology 11
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 1
Higher Education Teaching and Administration 77
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 37 124
Engineering 547 215 57
Architectural Engineering 56
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 80 56 13
Chemical Engineering 51 12 4
Civil Engineering 78 22 7
Civil Engineering, Other 2
Computer Engineering 41 11
Computer Software Engineering 15 21
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 68 31 7
Engineering 2 2
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 3 5 4
Industrial Engineering 1
Materials Engineering 19 14 7
Mechanical Engineering 131 41 15
Engineering Technology 47
Engineering/industrial Management 47
English Language and Literature/letters 12 5
English Language and Literature/letters, Other 12 5
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 484 423 330 26 156
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other 12
Clinical/medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 12 31
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine 3
Health/health Care Administration/management 30
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other 48 58
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling 18 9
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder 19
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 26
Medicine 259
Nurse Anesthetist 32 1
Nursing Science 9
Pathology/pathologist Assistant 8
Physical Therapy/therapist 3 51 22
Physician Assistant 4 78
Pre-veterinary Studies 1
Public Health 110 2
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 372 118 12
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 41
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 30
History 11
History 9
History, Other 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 15 15
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 15
Forensic Science and Technology 15
Legal Studies 113
Law 113
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 49 1 2
General Studies 49 1
Humanities/humanistic Studies 2
Library Science 258 3
Library and Information Science 258 3
Mathematics and Statistics 17 4 2
Mathematics 17 4 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 11 9
Biological and Physical Sciences 1
Nutrition Sciences 10 8
Science, Technology and Society 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 5 15 7 17
Environmental Science 5 15 7 17
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 24 18
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 24 18
Personal and Culinary Services 10
Culinary Arts/chef Training 7
Personal and Culinary Services, Other 3
Physical Sciences 37 10 9
Chemistry 21 7 6
Physics, Other 16 3 3
Psychology 61 16 9
Clinical Psychology 9
Psychology 61 16
Social Sciences 32 2
Anthropology 2
Economics 12 2
Political Science and Government 15
Sociology 3
Visual and Performing Arts 287 40
Cinematography and Film/video Production 39
Dance, Other 1
Design and Applied Arts, Other 60
Fashion/apparel Design 32 5
Fine and Studio Arts Management 17
Graphic Design 42
Interior Design 25 18
Music Management 40
Photography 22
Playwriting and Screenwriting 5
Theatre/theatre Arts Management 21
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Dance B
Design and merchandising B
Design/Visual Communications B
Fashion Design B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Photography B
Playwriting/Screenwriting B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Communications and applied technology B
Hotel/Motel Management B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/Systems Security B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Web/Multimedia Design B

Engineering
Architectural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Construction Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Software Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Engineering Technology – General B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Health System Administration B
Home Attendant C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Laboratory Assistance B
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) B
Physician Assistance B
Renal/Dialysis Technology A
Substance Abuse Counseling B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B
Humanities B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical Sciences B
Nutrition Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training B
Restaurant/Catering Management B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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