#11 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Drexel University overview
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 34,519 prospective students applied, and 28,522 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,854 enrolled in the school.  17,387 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,829 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $54,766 plus fees of $2,370. Drexel is ranked 123 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Drexel is rated within the top 24% 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
Drexel University overview
SAT 1210/1410
ACT 26/32
Estimated GPA 3.67

Applications Accepted

Drexel University overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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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 $16,488
Budget for Other Expenses$1,200
Total One Year Cost$76,524

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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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