D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Drexel University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Drexel University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79%
Admission Difficulty for Drexel University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Drexel University and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #79 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 22,489 out of 28,454 applicants were admitted making Drexel University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Drexel University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Sponsored by Cappex

Find out which students are getting accepted at Drexel University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

Calculate My Chances

Drexel University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1230-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for Drexel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1230
SAT Scores for Drexel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1330

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Drexel University typically requires applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Drexel University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >86%
1325 to 1420 Avg + 79%-86%
1230 to 1325 Avg - 69%-79%
1135 to 1230 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 1135 Low <57%
Calculate My Chances Ad

Drexel University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for Drexel University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Drexel University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Drexel University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Drexel University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Drexel University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >86%
27 to 30 Avg + 79%-86%
24 to 27 Avg - 69%-79%
21 to 24 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 21 Low <57%
Calculate My Chances Ad

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Drexel University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Drexel University was 3.6 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 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Drexel University accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Drexel University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 47% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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 34%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Drexel University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,111 14,343 28,454
Accepted 11,289 11,200 22,489
Acceptance Rate 80% 78% 79%
Enrolled 1,519 1,755 3,274
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 15%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
57

Applicants have 57 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Drexel University before the Jan 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Drexel University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Drexel University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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

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