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The building is old, dirty, and in shambles.Quite BrightNursing
The building is old, dirty, and in shambles. Everything is always disorganized and a lot of the faculty can't get it together. Their email server is the most primitive I have ever seen (I was around when email started, so I would know). All these things would be excusable if the teaching quality was up to par, but that's not the case. They shouldn't be expanding their program without adequate qualified staff. Instructors should hold a minimum of a PhD, period. The quality of instruction visibly suffers in the nursing department with lower levels of education. Who cares about quantity if you lose quality?
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Surrounding City: B, Faculty Accessibility: F
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Avoid going here.Quite BrightPreLaw and Legal
Avoid going here. The entire Drexel beauracratic system is a money grab. You pay tuition during your internships (co-op). You even pay tuition during summer breaks and open quarters. The course offerings are rigged to force students to take additional quarters to graduate. This place is not worth 30-40k a year in tuition, especially since no one has heard of the university outside of Pennsylvania. The facilities are subpar, each meal in the cafeteria costs around 10-12 dollars. They literally have fees for EVERYTHING. The tuition bills are cunningly due BEFORE financial aid disbursements so they can collect a late fee of about 300 dollars each quarter.I recommend attending UPENN, Temple or Penn State which are ten times the school for 1/4th the price. Do yourself a favor and avoid life long debt and go to a much better school. If I have at least convinced one person to avoid this debt trap then I have done my job. I have transferred to another instate University and am GLAD I LEFT DREXEL.
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Surrounding City: B+, Education Quality: F
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This school is complete garbage.BrightMechanical Engineering
This school is complete garbage. My adviser screwed me over by registering me for the wrong math and physics classes on my FIRST term. Now I have to take three courses during the summer. Almost all of my teacher have been terrible and could not care less about the students. Every single one of my TAs have no idea how to teach. I even had one that refused to teach and just let us leave every class. There quarter system is awful and makes everything extremely rushed. You are taking exams it seems like every other week leaving no time to prepare or study. The only thing good about this school is the coop program. But you would be much better off going to any other school and just taking a semester off to do an internship. This fact basically makes the coop program useless. I would not recommend going to this school for any reason. Please look deeper into your other options! Please stay FAR FAR AWAY from this hell hole.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Scholastic Success: B-, Innovation: F
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