Chances of getting into Drexel University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.9%
Admission Difficulty for Drexel University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Drexel and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #74 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 23,267 out of 30,242 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 26 percent. Drexel University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Drexel SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Drexel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Drexel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1280

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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 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Drexel University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >85%
1275 to 1380 Avg + 77%-85%
1170 to 1275 Avg - 66%-77%
1065 to 1170 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 1065 Low <54%
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Drexel ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Drexel University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Drexel University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 30
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?

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 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 26 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 + 77%-86%
25 to 27 Avg - 69%-77%
23 to 25 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 23 Low <59%
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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 accepts 77% of all applicants.

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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 15,292 14,950 30,242
Accepted 11,852 11,415 23,267
Acceptance Rate 78% 76% 77%
Enrolled 1,582 1,779 3,361
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 14%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 1170 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 30. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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