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Drexel University Data & Information Overview

541 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
77% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Drexel University Ranked?

#123 Best Colleges in Nation
#12 Best Colleges in PA
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 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 541 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other health/medical preparatory programs.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Drexel as #123 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Drexel held the #308 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 117 colleges in Pennsylvania, Drexel is ranked at #12.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Drexel?

77% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
88% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Drexel University is 77%. 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 88% 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 590 and 680. Math scores were between 590 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Drexel University  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Drexel University  ( 590 to 700 )
Drexel received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Drexel University  ( 25 to 31 )

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Drexel University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
55% Full Time Teachers

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 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Drexel University

88% Freshmen Retention
25% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Drexel University has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 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 25% for first-time, full-time students at Drexel, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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Drexel University Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,156 Full-Time Undergraduates
39.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
46.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,616 undergraduates at Drexel with 13,156 being full-time and 1,460 being part-time.

How Much Does Drexel University Cost?

$35,963 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
$45,896 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Drexel is $35,963. 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 +
$24,508 $28,998 $33,921 $37,562 $43,949

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 58% of students took out student loans averaging $11,474 a year. That adds up to $45,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Drexel is 1.9%. 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?

$76,378 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Drexel make around $76,378 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Drexel students since it is 80% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Drexel University make the most money.

Location of Drexel University

Pennsylvania State
13,156 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

Drexel University Majors

118 Majors With Completions
3,377 Undergraduate Degrees
2,879 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 118 majors graduated from Drexel University. Of these students, 3,377 received undergraduate degrees and 2,879 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 533 $72,616
Accounting 256 $60,324
Design & Applied Arts 193 $35,133
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 180 $63,344
Mechanical Engineering 168 $67,863
Marketing 156 $51,295
General Biology 136 $29,532
Computer Science 121 $72,421
Health/Medical Prep Programs 101 $32,968
Business Administration & Management 99 $58,409

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

Online Learning at Drexel

89% Take At Least One Class Online
80% Take All Classes Online

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 2019-2020, 20,931 students took at least one online class at Drexel University. This is an increase from the 9,300 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 20,931 18,832
2018-2019 9,300 5,189
2017-2018 2,965 1,437
2016-2017 4,982 2,701
2015-2016 9,384 5,353

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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