Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a comprehensive R1-designated research institution that has maintained a reputation for academic excellence and positioning students and faculty on the frontlines of innovation alongside experts tackling today’s most complex issues.

Drexel offers comprehensive, integrated academics and world-class faculty. Our students immerse themselves in research and cooperative education, during which students can gain up to 18 months of real-world work experience exploring future careers long before graduation. Drexel is located in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 77.2%
  • Average ACT range: 25-31
  • Average SAT range: 1180-1380
  • Test optional? Yes for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting; Architecture; Art History; Behavioral Health Counseling; Biological Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Construction Management; Criminology and Justice Studies; Culinary Arts and Science; Dance; Data Science; Economics; Education; Engineering; English; Entertainment & Arts Management; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Environmental Studies and Sustainability; Fashion Design; Film & Television; First-Year Exploratory Studies; Geoscience; Global Studies; Graphic Design; Health Sciences; History; Hospitality Management; Information Systems; International Business; Journalism; Legal Studies; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Music Industry; Nursing; Nutrition and Foods; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Philosophy; Photography; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Real Estate Management and Development; Sociology; Software Engineering; Screenwriting & Playwriting; Sport Business; Technology and Innovation Management; Virtual Reality & Immersive Media
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship; Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $73,659


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men’s Rowing; Women’s Rowing; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Softball; Men’s Squash; Women’s Squash; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Wrestling

College Day exhibitors you may also want to consider