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Drexel University Online

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Drexel University (DU) is a private not-for-profit type research institution that was established in the year 1891 founded as Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, in the year 1936. In the year 1970, it was renamed as Drexel University. The university started online education for students in the year 1996 to help individuals pursue their education from the comfort of their own place.

The university’s main campus is spread over 96 acres. The university provides valuable, experiential, rigorous, technology-infused education to students for a productive professional and civic career.

The university has a population of 24,634 students enrolled in different courses at Drexel University, the student to faculty ratio is 11:1. Drexel University’s highly knowledgeable faculties are energetic scholars with a real passion for the subjects they teach. They are committed to connecting the dots between what you know and what you need to learn. This, later on, help you in solving challenging real-life problems.

The best thing about the university is, the university does not discriminate between the on-campus and off-campus students, as the online university students receive the same certificate as the traditional students of the university, after completion of the course.

Drexel University Online Accreditation

The university is accredited and is regionally recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Location & Contact




3141 Chestnut St


Following are the rankings provided by the US News according to the performance of the university

  • #16 in Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs.

  • #10 in Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans.

  • #32 in Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs.

  • #18 in Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs for Veterans.

  • #7 in Best Online Master's in Industrial Engineering Programs.

  • #3 in Best Online Master's in Engineering Management Programs.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Nov

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1170 - 1380



  • ACT Range

    25 - 30

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Drexel University Admission process

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of Drexel University is 77%.


The total student enrollment in the university was 2,327 out of which 1,298 were males and 1,029 were females. 

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of the online application form.

  • Official transcripts from all previous institution attended/GED.

  • High School GPA.

  • Test Scores (ACT/SAT).

  • TOEFL (For International applicants).

  • Letters of recommendation.

  • A personal essay and a resume/curriculum vitae.


  • For Bachelor Programs, candidates must have completed high school and should have at least 0-23 college credits from an accredited institution to get admission.

  • For Master Programs, candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

  • For Doctorate Programs, candidates must have completed a master's degree with a GPA of 3.5 or above and 3-years of work experience.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


The annual list price to attend Drexel University on a full-time basis for the previous fall semester is $70,223 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $50,874 for tuition, $14,079 room and board, $1,700 for books and supplies and $2,370 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Drexel University is $50,874, the same as Pennsylvania residents.

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Drexel University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need. The average reported annual net price for Drexel University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $40,977. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Based on published tuition prices, it is estimated that the current cost of a 4-year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Drexel University to be $280,892 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 10.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for Drexel University.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    647 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    252 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    250 Graduates

  • Marketing

    201 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    199 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    166 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    163 Graduates

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    142 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    199 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    166 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    163 Graduates

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    142 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    131 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    123 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    112 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    110 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    100 Graduates

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

    96 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    92 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    86 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    77 Graduates

  • Economics

    72 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    66 Graduates

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

    64 Graduates

  • Legal Professions and Studies, Othe...

    64 Graduates

  • Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

    62 Graduates

  • Management Information Systems and...

    59 Graduates

  • International Business

    58 Graduates

  • Information Science/Studies

    53 Graduates

  • Architectural Engineering

    44 Graduates

  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

    44 Graduates

  • Mental and Social Health Services a...

    43 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature/Let...

    41 Graduates

  • Computer/Information Technology Adm...

    40 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    38 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    38 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    34 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    34 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    33 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    32 Graduates

  • Engineering Technology, General

    31 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    31 Graduates

  • Materials Engineering

    26 Graduates

  • Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

    25 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    24 Graduates

  • Construction Management

    24 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    23 Graduates

  • Architecture

    21 Graduates

  • Environmental/Environmental Health...

    21 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    19 Graduates

  • Nutrition Sciences

    19 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    16 Graduates

  • Engineering, General

    14 Graduates

  • Culinary Arts and Related Services

    13 Graduates

  • Physics

    11 Graduates

  • History

    10 Graduates

  • Criminology

    9 Graduates

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

    8 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    8 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    8 Graduates

  • Public Health

    6 Graduates

  • Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

    5 Graduates

  • Dance

    5 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    5 Graduates

  • Sociology

    5 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    4 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    4 Graduates

  • Computer Software and Media Applica...

    3 Graduates

  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

    3 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    2 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    1 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    1 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    1 Graduates

  • Real Estate

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

89% / 11%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$74,533 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 89% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,763/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)






Swimming and Diving




Sports Team (Women)



Field Hockey




Swimming and Diving



Campus Security

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At DU, $14,241 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The number of female and male students at the university are 52% and 48%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$17,333 - $31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$180 - $322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The students are required to fill the FAFSA form in order to be eligible for the financial aid provided by the university. The Drexel University federal school code is 003256.

There are various grants, aid, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs available for the students.

  • The federal aids are available in the form of Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study Program, Direct Loan and many more.

  • The college accepts state aid in the form of Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Association Grant.

  • The institutional aid is available in the form of Drexel Grant, Drexel Grad Grant, Drexel Merit Scholarship, Drexel Legacy Scholarship, Westphal Portfolio Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship and many more.

  • The university is military-friendly too as it provides military aids in the form of Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance Program and many others.

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