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Chances of getting into Drexel University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.7%
Admission Difficulty for Drexel University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Drexel and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #46 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 23,771 out of 31,824 applicants were admitted making Drexel a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if 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 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Drexel SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Drexel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Drexel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1290

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

Drexel University typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Drexel University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >84%
1290 to 1390 Avg + 75%-84%
1190 to 1290 Avg - 64%-75%
1090 to 1190 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 1090 Low <51%
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Drexel ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Drexel University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Drexel University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Drexel regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Drexel University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Drexel University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >84%
28 to 31 Avg + 75%-84%
25 to 28 Avg - 64%-75%
22 to 25 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 22 Low <51%
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Drexel GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
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 3.6 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Drexel accepts 75% of students who apply.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Drexel University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,262 15,562 31,824
Accepted 12,258 11,513 23,771
Acceptance Rate 75% 74% 75%
Enrolled 1,474 1,704 3,178
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 15% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

Does Drexel University prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Drexel. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Drexel University?

75% 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 1190 and 1390. 87% 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 25 and 31. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.