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Drexel University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Drexel University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Drexel University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Drexel University was awarded 168 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health/medical prep programs.

Overall Quality

Drexel is ranked #186 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 123 colleges in Pennsylvania, Drexel is ranked at #17.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Drexel?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Drexel University is 79%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Drexel is a good fit for you.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Drexel University  ( 24 to 30 )

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Drexel University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Drexel is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Drexel University is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Drexel University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 89% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Drexel University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 23% for first-time, full-time students at Drexel, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Drexel

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,414 undergraduates at Drexel with 13,878 being full-time and 1,536 being part-time.

Drexel Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 97.07 out of 100, Drexel is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  97.07 out of 100
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How Much Does Drexel University Cost?

The overall average net price of Drexel is $33,631. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Drexel

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,714 $25,811 $30,827 $35,866 $40,954

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Drexel, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

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How Much Money Do Drexel Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Drexel make about $68,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Drexel students since it is 73% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Drexel University make the most money.

Location of Drexel University

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Drexel is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Drexel University

Contact details for Drexel are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-895-2000

Drexel University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 113 majors graduated from Drexel University. Of these students, 3,710 received undergraduate degrees and 2,934 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 630 $69,900
Accounting 257 $57,800
Design & Applied Arts 220 $43,500
Mechanical Engineering 219 $65,100
Marketing 165 $47,700
General Biology 133 $36,100
Computer Science 118 $74,800
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 108 $58,900
Biomedical Engineering 102 $55,100
Electrical Engineering 94 $67,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Drexel University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Drexel

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,965 students took at least one online class at Drexel University. This is a decrease from the 4,982 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,965 1,437
2016-2017 4,982 2,701
2015-2016 9,384 5,353
2014-2015 9,878 5,188
2013-2014 9,500 5,232

Learn more about online learning at Drexel University.

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Notes and 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.


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