Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 24,232
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 4,143 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Drexel University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 28,532 applications and 21,298 students were granted admission. Drexel University is at the #73 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 25% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 75% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1080 to 1300
ACT25 to 30

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Drexel University's tuition was $48,660 for all students regardless of residency (81.6% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of Drexel University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 26% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,646 (which is 5.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Drexel University in 2016-2017, was 1,679, which is 62% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,681 (which is 3.6% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Drexel University has enrolled a total of 24,232 students (17,785 students full-time and 6,447 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 24,232 students, 1,043 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 15,552 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 8,680 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 5,353 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 52%

Non-resident alien: 13%

Asian: 13%

Black/African American: 8%

Hispanic: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Drexel University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 23% 1,594 486
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 19% 1,323 0
Education 13% 884 226
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11% 794 3
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 291
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 237 26
Legal Professions And Studies 3% 229
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 195 6
Engineering 3% 180 2
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 161

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Drexel University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Drexel University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $52,200. Last year, out of the total 4,564 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 4,245 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,408 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,055 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $52,200 $66,600
Employment Rate 93% 92%
Total Graduates 4,564 4,408

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Drexel University.

Academy of Vocal Arts
0.9 mile away
Peirce College
1.4 mile away