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Terrible school.Super BrilliantNursing
Terrible school. Several unforeseen charges and difficulties. There were way too many errors made by the school I ended up paying the price for. Anytime I talked to someone on the phone they were very rude and did not seem to know how to do their job. Financial aid was terrible. Unless you have about $65,000 dollars free money, you'll have to take out several loans. Think twice before you commit. I would not recommend this school. They claim not to charge you tuition while you go out on Co-op however I was charged the full amount. There are so many other schools with great programs and opportunities. THINK BEFORE YOU COMMIT!!! Even now, as a student who withdrew, I am still paying for the mistakes the university made.
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
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I have dyslexia so please excuse spelling mistakes/poorAverageComputer Science
I have dyslexia so please excuse spelling mistakes/poor grammar.
I'm on the later end of my third year at Drexel of a planned 5. Every year I felt less and less that I belonged here as I have found it nearly impossible to connect with fellow students after attending many social events. The quarter system forces teachers to jam 12-13 weeks of course work into 9-10 weeks of classes. I was told once that a 45% on an exam was "pretty good" by a prof since the majority of students got a similar grade, this results from how fast the classes are passed. The solution to these low exam scores is often for the classes to be curved by nearly an entire letter grade so hundreds of students don't fail classes every term even with the student here being some of the hardest working I have met.

Personally, I'm just not a fit for Drexel. Some students can really paint a bright future for themselves here but many, many students drop out/transfer or are stressed to the point of self medicating and/or health problems. I have recently started having massive anxiety attacks to the point of passing out/being unable to move or talk as a result of the stress that has built up over the years while here at Drexel.

The co-op system is great for getting experience but is literally the only thing I see as a positive now. I'm going to be in my second co-op this summer and after am transferring to Temple as myself and my family don't want me to have to live feeling this way. If you're able to work harder than the next person and have very strong work ethic and mental fortitude than you may be a good fit for Drexel, but it sure isn't for everyone and it shows in their retention rates. Please avoid putting yourself through this if you aren't use to a fast passed work environment or don't handle stress well.

3rd Year Male -- Class 1920
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The quarter system is dumb hard.AveragePublic Health
The quarter system is dumb hard. You'll relax the first week or two, and all of a sudden you have 4 midterms, 2 essays, and a project to do by next week. The academic advisors are so unhelpful, they'll take day off's in the middle of the week during the first few weeks of the term where you need to switch your schedule around, or the last few weeks where you need to plan for the next term. The only thing you really pay for is the chance of getting a decent co-op, which only business and engineering students really get the best of.

I was in greek life for a bit. It's cool if you just want a certain squad of friends and no one else. You don't really get to meet a lot of other people if you're in Greek life, just the way it is and the way it turns you. A lot of hot girls and activities though, but there's hot girls and activities all around the city if you put the effort in.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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