Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, it is one of America's 15 largest private universities. It has built its global reputation on core achievements that include: Leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op, A history of academic technology firsts and Recognition as a model of best practices in translational, use-inspired research. Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via: Three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the nation’s oldest major natural science museum and research organization, International research partnerships including China and Israel and Drexel Online, one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programs.
The university’s 15 colleges and schools offer an extensive range of degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. Students can focus on a specific discipline in depth within a particular department while exploring other areas of interest across colleges. It offers over 200 degree programs out of which 80 undergraduate majors and 120 graduate & certificates programs.
At Drexel, students have the best of all worlds — a booming campus culture located in the heart of one of America's great cities. There's no one type of Drexel student and the University's clubs and activities reflect its diversity. It offers something for everyone. There are more than 350 student-run organizations that provides support for event planning, financial management and organizational development.
Drexel Athletics are a big part of campus culture. Each year, more than 9,000 students participate in club or intramural sports. The list of athletic opportunities is extensive, including everything from ultimate frisbee and track to rugby and water polo. The number of options available and the level of participation are limited only by the interest of each student.
The 74-acre University City campus functions as the heart of West Philadelphia, with a vibrant community to the west and the iconic 30th Street Station to the east. This placement near housing, restaurants and public transit makes Drexel’s main campus incredibly convenient for both students who live in Philadelphia and those who commute. Students receive a multitude of opportunities to thrive in University City, with an extensive catalog of academic offerings available. They’ll also be surrounded by iconic Philadelphia landmarks, including nationally recognized museums right in their backyard.
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