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Drexel Admission Requirements

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Drexel University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
83%
Admission Difficulty for Drexel University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Drexel and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Drexel is 83%.  It ranks #65 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Drexel University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 28,522 out of 34,519 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 20 percent on standardized admission tests. Drexel University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.67. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Drexel application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Drexel University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 37% of students submitted SAT scores and 9% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Drexel SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1210-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT 
37%
SAT Scores for Drexel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Drexel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1310

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Drexel University?

Drexel University is a test optional school meaning applicants are not required to submit SAT scores with their application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Drexel University score in the top 23 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 1210-1410.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Drexel University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1410 and Above Good >90%
1310 to 1410 Avg + 83%-90%
1210 to 1310 Avg - 72%-83%
1110 to 1210 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 1110 Low <57%
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Drexel ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
9%
ACT Scores for Drexel University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Drexel University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Drexel?

Drexel University is test optional. Students are not required to submit ACT scores with their application. The policy on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Drexel regularly accepts students who score 26 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 18 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 26-32.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Drexel University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >90%
29 to 32 Avg + 83%-90%
26 to 29 Avg - 72%-83%
23 to 26 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 23 Low <57%
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Drexel GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.67*
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Drexel University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Drexel. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Drexel University was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.67 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Drexel accepts 83% of all applicants.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.67 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

High School Class Rank

65% of Drexel University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Drexel University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 32%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 91%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Drexel University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,286 16,233 34,519
Accepted 15,331 13,191 28,522
Acceptance Rate 84% 81% 83%
Enrolled 1,483 1,371 2,854
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 10% 10%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Drexel University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Drexel University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Drexel University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Drexel University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No
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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.

FAQs

Does Drexel University prefer SAT or ACT?

37% of students submit their SAT scores to Drexel. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Drexel University?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to Drexel. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Drexel University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1410. 37% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Drexel University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.