Facts and Figures

Drexel University is a private, nonsectarian coeducational university, founded in 1891 by financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel.


Drexel's 74-acre University City Campus is located in the University City district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about a 10-minute walk from Center City, Philadelphia's downtown neighborhood.

Drexel also has a growing number of auxiliary locations:

  • Many classes in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Public Health are offered at our Center City Campus, located in the heart of the city.
  • The Drexel University College of Medicine is located at our Queen Lane Campus in East Falls, a largely residential section of Philadelphia that's only 15 minutes from Center City.
  • Drexel University at Burlington County College, also known as Drexel at BCC, is located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. This satellite location primarily serves residents of southern New Jersey who are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree from Drexel.
  • Drexel University at Delaware County Community College, also known as Drexel at DCCC, is located at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania. This satellite location primarily serves residents of Delaware County who are interested in pursuing a degree from Drexel.
  • Drexel University at Montgomery County Community College, also known as Drexel at MCCC, is located at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. This satellite location primarily serves residents of Montgomery County who are interested in pursuing a degree from Drexel.
  • Drexel Sacramento in Sacramento, California, offers graduate degrees through a combination of classroom and online courses at our new site in downtown Sacramento. This location also offers a bachelor's degree completion program in Business Administration.

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Drexel also offers a variety of fully accredited online degree programs through Drexel University Online.

Student Enrollment

12,750 full-time undergraduates
9,162 graduate and professional students

Geographic Distribution

Students come from all 50 U.S. states and 100 foreign countries. About 13 percent are international students.

Additional Student Statistics


Approximately 95 percent of Drexel's full-time faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field. As a matter of policy, faculty members engaged in research and graduate teaching are also required to teach at the undergraduate level. That way, you can benefit from the research activities of the faculty. Specially selected faculty members serve as advisors for freshmen. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

Academic Programs

Academic Calendar: Quarter System (four 10-week quarters)

Undergraduate Programs: Over 70 bachelor's programs and one associate's program

Graduate Programs: Over 75 master's programs, over 30 doctoral programs, a doctor of medicine, a juris doctor, and over 45 graduate-level certificate programs

Colleges and Schools:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems
  • Computing and Informatics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Sport Management
  • Law
  • Media Arts & Design
  • Medicine (MD, Biomedical Graduate Studies, and Professional Studies Programs)
  • Nursing and Health Professions
  • Pennoni Honors College
  • Professional Studies
  • Public Health

Degrees Granted: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, Certificate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate


Drexel University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, Drexel programs are accredited by their respective top professional accreditation bodies, including the AACSB (Business), ABA (Law), ABET (Engineering), ALA (Library Science), CIDA (Interior Architecture and Design), CEPH (Public Health), NAAB (Architecture) and NLNAC (Nursing).


NCAA Division I, Colonial Athletic Association

Student Activities

Students can choose from more than 300 cultural, media, social, service, and professional organizations.

Residential Life

Nine residence halls offer suite-style, double-, and triple-occupancy rooms. Learning communities give you the option of living with others who share your academic, social, or professional interests.

Students entering as freshmen are required to live in residence halls or with a parent or guardian for their first year. During their second year, students may live in University, University-affiliated, or University-approved housing or with a parent or guardian. All residential freshmen must participate in the meal plan for three quarters.

Drexel Co-op

Providing undergraduate students with up to 18 months of professional experience before graduation, Drexel Co-op is one of the most extensive and well-respected co-op programs in the nation. Students work for more than 1,200 companies in 35 states and 35 global locations. An average paid six-month co-op salary is $16,063.

Study Abroad

Drexel University offers a variety of study, study-internship, and co-operative education programs in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. All Study Abroad programs (subject to departmental approval) are designed to fulfill a portion of degree or University requirements. You must have good academic standing and go through an application process. For some programs, knowledge of a foreign language is required. If you're interested in studying abroad, you should begin planning during your first year at Drexel.

Library Facilities

Drexel University has four libraries: W.W. Hagerty Library, located on the University City Campus; the College of Law Library, also located on the University City Campus; Hahnemann Library, located on the Center City Campus; and the Queen Lane Library, located on the Queen Lane Campus. The collections emphasize subjects relevant to the University's disciplines, with print resources distributed to meet the needs of the programs and departments at each location. In addition, Drexel's innovative Library Learning Terrace, a "bookless library," provides a space for students to utilize our web-based information system, which includes a wide range of electronic databases, electronic journals and books, and other resources. All Drexel students are assigned a personal librarian who will help them take full advantage of our extensive resources.

Financial Aid

We encourage all students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Even if you don't expect to be eligible for need-based aid, you may find that you qualify.

  • Percentage of the entering class applying for need-based financial assistance: 76%
  • Average financial assistance package offered to entering class (including grants, awards, loans, and other need-based aid): $23,000

Costs for Students

Costs vary depending upon academic program, associated fees, housing, and meal plan. All entering resident freshmen are required to live in residence halls and participate in the meal plan for three quarters. Visit the Drexel Central website to view the complete breakdown of Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition and Fees.