| Total Grad Surveys || 17 |
| Females || 6 |
| Males || 11 |
| Avg years at University || 1.6 |
| I wish I had never enrolled at this university; I was accepted elsewhere and should have accepted. Drexel is all about money, run more like a business than that of an institution. The staff is so "in love" with themselves, so unapproachable. |
| Dec 28 2011 || Public Health |
I entered the Biomedical Engineering program at Drexel in the fall of 2009 as a hopeful PhD candidate. Before I started my time at Drexel, I had an extremely difficult finding a professor to be my advisor let alone fund my PhD aspirations. Nevertheless, I began my graduate career.|
I had no idea how difficult it would be to even get a rejection email from professors regarding advising/funding. I sent a ridiculous amount of emails to a variety of professors but got nothing in return. Nothing! I get that you may be busy with class, research, all that, but it takes about a minute to just say, "Sorry, not interested." If you plan on coming here for your PhD or Masters, be sure to be fully funded! It is difficult to find any sort of help if you are not.
The other graduate students in the Biomed program all seemed nice. We all spoke kindly to each other and helped each other out when we could. There are some students who haven't grown up, but you don't have to interact with them if you don't want to.
The faculty are okay and easy to get a hold of (when you are in their classes). They will help you and give you advice when you need it, I can't recall any issue I have had with any of the professors I have had.
My main issue comes with dealing with the Biomed Office. After about a year and a half of having difficulty with funding, I decided to leave Drexel with a Masters instead of a PhD. I tried to inform the office of this, and they fought with me all the way. Constantly asking why I was switching and making it difficult for my to just leave after 2 years. Specifically, they did not inform me of specific forms that needed to be completed, applications that needed to be filled, and other little things that would have hindered my leaving. If you are coming here, find an advisor! I can't stress that enough.
| Jun 20 2011 || Other |
| Don't enroll in this University if you are an International Graduate student without any funding. |
| Apr 12 2011 || Computer Engineering |
| My professors were all incredibly unhelpful. The courses I took were pretty much useless and the textbooks we read were only mildly related to the assignments we were expected to complete. These professors couldn't even practice what they preached. This program was a complete waste. |
| Nov 25 2009 || Education |
| The teachers are not held accountable for what they teach. Some think they are above answering questions from students. Some teachers just take off on vacation during the middle of a term. The school is VERY political. There's no financial help offered by the University even with a 4.0. Financial Aid always says to get a loan. I definitely would not go to this school if I had it to do over again. |
| Mar 31 2008 || School of Information |
| I'll be waiting for you!!! |
| Jun 12 2007 || Criminal |
| How to escape from a philly jail |
| Avoid attending at all costs |
| Apr 03 2007 || Nursing |
I'm proud of being a graduate here:|
- My department is respected (ranks 50th in USNews Best Engineering Program)
- University resources and funds help me a lot. It has great research centers, especially the newest Bossone Research Enterprise Center.
| Jul 12 2005 || Computer Science |
| There is little good to say about this school. The campus and buildings are ugly, and 95% of the people are self-absorbed anti-social introverted freaks. You will not make good friends here. Many of the courses are trite and was a repeat of what I did as an undergrad. I'd rather take a swim in the Schuylkill River than go to this school. Don't come here because they offer you money, that's what I did and I regretted it ever since. The reason it is easy to get money is because NO ONE WANTS TO GO HERE. Avoid at all costs if you value your sanity. |
| Jun 02 2005 || Computer Science |
| I will graduate this year with an MBA from LeBow college of business and enjoyed the entire program. The faculty are top notch, and the courses were excellent. I never worked so hard in my life! I found the professors to be interested in the students coming away with a clear understanding of material presented. This is not a liberal arts party school! My only complaint is with the administration. I would still go here if given the opportunity to do it all over again! |
| Apr 22 2005 || Business - Management and Administration |