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Drexel University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

39 Undergraduate Degrees
301 Graduate Degrees
$51,715 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
79% Acceptance Rate

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Drexel University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Drexel has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Most Popular Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular Teaching Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Most Popular Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Drexel.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Drexel University?

Location of Drexel University

Contact details for Drexel are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-895-2000
Website: https://drexel.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/drexeluniv
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrexelNews

How Do I Get Into Drexel?

You can apply to Drexel online at: https://drexel.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Drexel

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Drexel?

79% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
82% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Drexel University is 79%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 82% of students accepted to Drexel submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Drexel University  ( 580 to 670 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Drexel University  ( 580 to 690 )
200
800
Drexel received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 31. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 24 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Drexel University  ( 23 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Drexel University  ( 24 to 29 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Drexel University  ( 24 to 30 )
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36

Can I Afford Drexel University?

$51,715 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
3.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Drexel is $51,715. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Drexel, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $10,480 a year. That adds up to $41,920 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Drexel is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Drexel University Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,878 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,414 undergraduate students at Drexel, with 13,878 being full-time and 1,536 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Drexel

There are also 8,791 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,878 full-time undergraduates at Drexel, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Drexel

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Drexel University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drexel Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,885
Black or African American 790
Hispanic or Latino 913
White 6,903
International Students 1,552
Other Races/Ethnicities 835

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Drexel University. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 127 countries are represented at Drexel. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Drexel University

1,437 Took All Classes Online
2,965 Took At Least One Class Online
-23.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 39 master’s degree programs available online at Drexel. In 2017-2018, 2,965 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Drexel has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Drexel

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Drexel University was -23.5%. This is the #1,902 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Drexel regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Drexel majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Administration of Special Education 81%
Educational Administration 19%
Educational/Instructional Technology 33%
Elementary Special Education 25%
General Educational Leadership & Administration 23%
Instructional Media Design 33%
Mathematics Education 23%
Other Education 40%
Other Education 40%
Special Education 40%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Drexel ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Drexel.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Administration of Special Education #6
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs #6
Community College Education #11
Elementary Special Education #11
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship #12
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist #17
Bilingual & Multilingual Education #19
Mathematics Education #29
Multilingual Education #29
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas #30
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #39
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #44
Other Education #54
Other Education #54
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #72
Teaching English or French #73
Secondary Education #76
Elementary Education #119
Educational/Instructional Technology #146
Instructional Media Design #146
Special Education #225
Teacher Education Subject Specific #243
Educational Administration #299
Teacher Education Grade Specific #354

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Drexel University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 0 22 64 86
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 0 0 2 72 0 74
Administration of Special Education 0 0 48 0 0 48
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 4 22 0 26
Elementary Education 3 15 0 0 0 18
Mathematics Education 0 0 1 12 0 13
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 5 7 0 12
English & Language Arts Education 12 0 0 0 0 12
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 0 0 10 0 0 10
Other Education 0 0 0 3 7 10
Secondary Education 4 5 0 0 0 9
Technical Teacher Education 0 0 0 7 0 7
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 0 0 5 0 5
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0 0 4 0 0 4
Elementary Special Education 0 0 4 0 0 4
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 0 0 1 0 0 1
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 1 0 0 1
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community College Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0 0 0 0 0 0
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 19 20 80 150 71 340

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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