Drexel University

Drexel University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Drexel University Ranked?

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2022 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 304 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is retail management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Drexel is ranked #308 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Drexel also holds the #23 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for Drexel University.

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 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Drexel University.

Drexel University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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.

How Much Does Drexel University Cost?

The overall average net price of Drexel is $34,914. 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 +
$25,234 $27,057 $33,324 $36,496 $42,021

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 2.3%. 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

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

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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

Drexel University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 113 majors graduated from Drexel University. Of these students, 3,439 received undergraduate degrees and 2,930 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 485 $69,900
Accounting 259 $57,800
Mechanical Engineering 189 $65,100
Design & Applied Arts 185 $43,500
Marketing 153 $47,700
Computer Science 140 $74,800
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 135 $58,900
General Biology 117 $36,100
Computer Engineering 103 $70,800
Biomedical Engineering 102 $55,100

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 9,300 students took at least one online class at Drexel University. This is an increase from the 2,965 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 9,300 5,189
2017-2018 2,965 1,437
2016-2017 4,982 2,701
2015-2016 9,384 5,353
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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