Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(800) 2-DREXEL (237-3935)
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Located in Philadelphia, Pa., Drexel University is a private four-year institution. The school was initially established in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. The university now has an enrollment of nearly 25,000 students. U.S. News & World Report ranked Drexel number 83 on their list of the best national universities and third on their list of up-and-coming schools. The school’s online bachelor’s and graduate programs in nursing and education also earned recognition in categories such as student engagement and student services and technology.

Programs Offered

Drexel University offers a wide range of certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs for students with a variety of educational backgrounds and career goals. Available majors include accounting, architecture, construction management, engineering, fashion design, general business, information systems, legal studies, mathematics, nursing, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and web development. Drexel also operates an extensive online division designed with the educational needs of working adults and non-traditional students in mind. Areas of study include computer science, engineering, education, and nursing.


Drexel University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1927. In addition, the school has earned specialized accreditation for programs in marriage and family therapy, law, oral and maxillofacial surgery, dietetics, physical therapy, clinical psychology, nursing, English language, nurse anesthesia, public health, radiologic technology, medicine, and art and design.


Students seeking admission to Drexel can submit their application online or via mail. Please note, there is a $75 application fee for undergraduates. In addition to this form, students will need to submit their official high school, or any applicable college, transcripts to the admissions office. SAT or ACT scores and letters of recommendation are also required for first-time freshmen. The early decision deadline is November 15th, and the regular decision deadline is January 15th. For more information about the process for graduate, transfer, and international students, please visit the school’s website.

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