|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at Drexel is 77%. It ranks #49 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, 24,112 out of 31,237 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent (SAT 1180/1380 ACT 25/31). Drexel University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.77. 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.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Drexel University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1180|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1380|
|Average SAT Score||1280|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Drexel University?
Drexel University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. Drexel ranks #10 in Pennsylvania and #138 in the nation 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 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1380 and Above||Good||>85%|
|1280 to 1380||Avg +||77%-85%|
|1180 to 1280||Avg -||66%-77%|
|1080 to 1180||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 1080||Low||<54%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28|
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 and #159 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Drexel University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>85%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||77%-85%|
|25 to 28||Avg -||66%-77%|
|22 to 25||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 22||Low||<54%|
What GPA do you need to get into Drexel University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Drexel. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Drexel University was 3.77 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.77 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Drexel accepts 77% of all applicants.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
71% of Drexel University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||40%|
|Top 25% of class||71%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||9%||10%||10%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Drexel University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Drexel University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to Drexel. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
77% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1380. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
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.