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Drexel University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

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

Can I get into Drexel University? The school has a 79% acceptance rate. 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.

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SAT Requirements

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
Estimated Average SAT 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. 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%

ACT Requirements

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
Estimated Average ACT 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. 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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 Admission Chances
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 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

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.