Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closest major city: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Most popular majors: Business Administration, Biology, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing
Drexel is located in Philadelphia, the birthplace of America and the nation’s sixth largest city. Philly is an international landmark rich with history, culture, and a vibrant corporate community. Today, Drexel is a top-tier research university with a total enrollment of more than 20,000 students.
With Drexel Co-op, you can earn up to 18 months of experience before graduation, explore career possibilities, and develop important contacts by alternating between the classroom and full-time employment. Each year, co-op employers offer more than 5,000 positions in 28 states and 25 international locations. Last year’s average paid six-month co-op salary was about $16,000, so it can help you pay for school. Studies show that graduates with co-op experience earn higher starting salaries and performance ratings than their counterparts.
Scholarship: Dean’s Scholarship ranges from $5,000 per year to over $23,000 per year and the scholarship is awarded for each year of a student’s undergraduate study as long as the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPA. The average Dean’s Scholarship award has been approximately $15,000 and over 90% of entering Drexel students receive some form of financial aid or scholarship.
Student population: 23,000
# international students: 2300
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Standardized tests: TOEFL iBT 79/IELTS 6.5
Ranking & Accreditation: Accredited by the Middle States Association of colleges and Schools, #86 Top University in America (US News & World Report 2011), #38 Top Business School – Lebow College of Business (Business Week Magazine 2009)
– Undergraduate: $33,800
– Graduate: $33,285
– Living cost: $13,300
Housing options: On Campus
Enrollment deadline: Feb 1st