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Available Degrees at Drexel University

Drexel University appears in our ranking of the 30 Best Colleges Online.

Degrees offered at Drexel University are housed within many colleges and schools that include the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, & Health Systems, and the LeBow College of Business. Some colleges have schools and departments within them that cater to a specific type of degree. For example, the School of Economics is guided by the College of Business. Some of the most popular majors at Drexel University include business, engineering, health professions, visual & performing arts, and the biological sciences. While enrolled at Drexel University, students will enjoy a favorable student to faculty ratio of 11 to one, as well as a freshmen retention rate of more than 85 percent.

Students who are interested in professional degrees may enroll in the College of Medicine or the Kline School of Law. Students interested in legal degrees may choose from the JD program and several concentrations within it, as well as masters and certificate programs. Available concentrations for law students include Business & Entrepreneurship, Health Law Program, Criminal Law, and Intellectual Property Law. Students who want to study medicine may enroll in the MD Program, as well as consider programs in women’s health & leadership, postdoctoral affairs, and the graduate school within the College of Medicine. Students may study a wide variety of topics like biomedicine and digital media, cancer biology, clinical research, and immunology, as well as many others.

Another area where Drexel University excels in its diversity of programs is in its College of Media Arts & Design where students may attend traditional classes or enroll in several online programs. Available programs online include Television Management, Arts Administration & Museum Leadership, and Retail & Merchandising. Undergraduate programs include everything from animation & visual effects to dance to photography. Some of the graduate degrees available include those in fashion design, design research, and urban strategy. Within these and the other programs offered at Drexel University, students may choose to participate in co-operative education, which will see the student participate in a full-time, paid internship. Some of the places students have completed their co-op experiences have included Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Israel, and New York. Students may also choose to apply to the university’s honors college through the Pennoni Honors Program.

About Drexel University

Drexel University began its existence as Drexel Institute when it was founded in 1891. The school is a private research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More than 70 programs are available to undergraduates, as well as more than 100 master’s degrees, professional programs, and doctoral degrees. Drexel is a cooperative education university, which means students receive up to 18 months of paid work experience during their time spent at the university. The school’s official colors are gold and blue, and the school’s athletic teams play in NCAA Division I games as the Dragons. Approximately 24,000 students attend the university, which houses its programs in 24 schools and colleges. Students may also attend classes online through Drexel University Online.

Drexel University Accreditation Details

Regional accreditation for Drexel University comes from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs within the university and their associated departments are accredited by various accreditation organizations. The National Architecture Accrediting Board has accredited the part-time, evening program in Architecture, and design programs in media arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design. The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business is wholly accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the programs in engineering, which span specializations like architectural engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society, and the nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Drexel University Application Requirements

Applications to Drexel University for undergraduate study require a completed admission application, an application fee of $50, a personal essay, official high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores. Students will also provide family income information for financial aid purposes and proof of financial responsibility if the applicant is an international student. Students will also need to submit a portfolio or writing supplement for certain programs. Degrees that require a portfolio include photography, architecture, and graphic design. Applicants who want to major in several programs that include product design, screenwriting, or dance must submit an 800-word essay describing the student’s hopes for his or her education. Dance applicants must undergo an audition, and students enrolling in a custom-designed degree must participate in an interview.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition at Drexel University for undergraduate students is $16,958 with a general per-term fee of $790. Some programs have a different tuition rate than the standard amount. For example, the Nursing Accelerated Career Entry program is $12,718 per semester, and the Nursing BSN Co-op program is $16,958 per semester. Students interested in graduate study will pay an amount based on the college in which their program is offered. Students taking classes in the College of Arts and Sciences will pay $1,265 for each credit hour, and students in the College of Computing & Informatics will pay $1,265 for each credit hour. Professional students in the law program will pay $1,495 per credit hour for their JD degree, and students enrolled in the College of Medicine will pay $28,624 per semester for the Doctor of Medicine program. Tuition rates vary for other health care related programs.

Students must apply for financial aid before enrolling in classes at Drexel University and must apply every year thereafter as long as they remain enrolled. Aid may come in the form of student loans, Federal Work-Study, grants, and scholarships. The university encourages students to seek out scholarship and grant opportunities with the school, state, and private groups since funds from those sources don’t need to be repaid after the student graduates. Undergraduate scholarships a student may qualify for include the Drexel Athletic Scholarship, Drexel Legacy Scholarship, or the Delaware Valley Science Fair Winners Scholarship. Graduate scholarships are also available and include fellowships, assistant awards, and awards based on a student’s chosen program. Students interested in financial aid for programs in the colleges & schools of Drexel University should contact Drexel Central, which is the university’s office for the registrar, bursar, and financial aid program.