Drexel College, Philadelphia, Pennslyvania

– Urban environment, students use the city as a piece of their education, buildings are contained in a specific and condensed area
– Impressive campus with eclectic collection of buildings, great facilities and technologically current
– New president with his initiatives
– Transforming the modern urban university
– Combining business, education and government
– New innovation center
– Civic engagement, looking for this for applicants
– Focus on student retention and graduation
– Enrollment management and student success
– Downsized application pool – 50,000 down to 26,000
– Common app exclusive, charge an application fee
– Looking at more than GPA and test scores
– Looking at grade trends, essays, letters of recommendation
– Test flexible – option on what tests to submit
– On the Quarter system vs. semester, sometimes going to school/coop all year round
– Coop program is a part of their curriculum, up to 18 months for as little as 6 months. Each Coop is 6 months long
– Have to select a major when you apply to determine if that is their area of interest. Can apply “Business Still Deciding”
– 14,000 undergraduate students
– Avg class size 18 students
– 10:1 student to faculty ratio
– Research environment
– 80 academic majors
– Although engineering is a popular and strong major Drexel has a vast number of schools and majors available
– Westphal College of Media Arts and Design is a highly competitive school to get into and highly regarded.
– Study abroad options and bringing your experience back to the classroom
– 4 year program is 1 coop for 6 months. 5 year program is 3 coops for 18 months
– Each student gets a coop advisor
– Coop 101 class learning about creating your resume, how to interview…etc. Also have resume and interview workshops available
– 80% of coops are paid positions
– 2 year required residency, living on campus
– Location removed from central Philly but is very near downtown. Located in a nice section of the city
– Test scores: Mid 50% – 570 – 670 math, 530 – 630 Reading, writing 520 – 630, ACT 23-27
– 2016 deadlines: 11/1/15 early action, 1/15/16 regular decision, 2/15/16 FAFSA
– CSS Profile required for financial aid – submit 2 weeks after (or before) when application submitted
– Do not pay tuition when on a coop
– 80% of students choose the 5 year coop program

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