#11 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
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Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Online drexel.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Drexel University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 30,242 prospective students applied, and 23,267 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,361 enrolled in the school.  18,312 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,322 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $50,874 plus fees of $2,370. Drexel is ranked 148 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Drexel is rated within the top 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1170/1380
ACT 25/30
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Drexel University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,700
Other Fees$2,370
Room and Board $14,079
Budget for Other Expenses$1,200
Total One Year Cost$70,223

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$77,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Drexel University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 22%
Business 21%
Engineering 18%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Computer and Information Sciences 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212054 IPEDS survey data for Drexel University.

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